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Category: Cyber Security

15 Ways to Check If Your Online Data Was Stolen

October 18th, 2017 - Filed under Cyber Security

Today, cybercrime is a huge threat to businesses and individuals alike, and the prevalence of cyber-attacks is only on the rise. Last year, over 4,000 ransomware attacks occurred daily – a 300% increase from the year prior. And that’s just one type of cybercrime.

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If you’re concerned about your online security, there are plenty of ways to protect yourself from an attack. Simple options include updating your passwords, antivirus software, and apps frequently. For extra security, a good VPN provider (such as Avast) will help mitigate cybercrime risk over public Wi-Fi by encrypting your data. Read more…

15 Deadly Windows Security Flaws and Vulnerabilities

October 10th, 2017 - Filed under Cyber Security

Windows has a long history of critical security flaws and far-reaching vulnerabilities. WannaCry, a form of ransomware that takes access of the system away from the user, is just one recent example of these flaws being used to gain unauthorized access to remote systems.

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It begs the question — what are some other security flaws and vulnerabilities that have affected the operating system over the years? Here are 15 examples. Read more…

12 Best Pro Hacker Apps to Hack Android Phones

September 29th, 2017 - Filed under Cyber Security

When we utter the word Hacker or hacking, some dangerous elements and images spur up in our imagination. However, hacking could be ethical and non-ethical, and unfortunately, we are aware of the only non-ethical side of hacking and hardly familiar with ethical means of hacking.

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The term ethical hacking straightforwardly denotes various testing methods, particularly penetration testing where testers enter into the system, of course, with legal permissions, and carrying out various security breaching related tests. Read more…

Best Tools & How to Check If Your Accounts Have Been Hacked

September 17th, 2017 - Filed under Cyber Security

It’s a matter of technological development that these days we have countless ways of digital connection and communication. These technologies exist all over the world and are available for every person, who has a smartphone, a laptop or a computer with Internet connection. Such automated processes of interference are beneficial, as they provide us with fast, free or low paid, means of getting information, sharing and exchanging data. However, every fairy tale has its stumbling stone and in the case with modern technologies, we can speak of stealing personal information and its usage for harmful and dangerous purposes.

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Top 15 Apple Firewall Apps for MacOS X

August 18th, 2017 - Filed under Cyber Security

One of the main facts regarding the computer security about the Apple Mac is the computer will never be infected with any of the malware. Because of this fact, the most of the Apple Mac OS X users does not have any of the antivirus installed, let alone any of the firewall, it will becomes the favourite target of the hacker. Mac Firewall is good for spyware stopping, stop Trojan from sending the information of the credit card and monitoring the key logger installed.

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So here, we are moving on to the discussion about the Apple Firewall Apps for MAC OS X. Read more…

Top Reasons You Should Get an Efficient Password Manager

August 7th, 2017 - Filed under Cyber Security

Are you aware that no more than 8% of all consumers employ a password manager to remember their online accounts’ passwords? A good majority of people actually have no system at all for password management, and instead prefer jotting them down somewhere or simply memorising them. Considering the ease with which you can use the top-rated password management products of today, why would you even think of exposing yourself to the risk of account breaches? Whilst there are lots of apps out there than help improve security, a password manager is a great place to start.

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Let’s go over some very important reasons why you should get an efficient password manager and make it one of the most important digital tools in your arsenal online. After all, password managers, especially the ones falling in the online password manager category, are highly effective, safe and easy to use. Onto the reasons now! Read more…

12 Free and Reliable Firewall for Windows 7, 8 and 10

August 7th, 2017 - Filed under Cyber Security

When a new operating system arrives, not only do we have to find out which devices and which applications are compatible, but also which antivirus would work well and, of course, which firewall should be used. For this reason we will analyze some of the most important and safe to install firewalls on Windows.

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15 Microsoft Defender like Free Antivirus for Windows 10

July 31st, 2017 - Filed under Cyber Security

According to the Cybersecurity Ventures predictions, financial losses from cyber crimes could reach 6 trillion dollars per annum by 2021. If that is not good enough to ring alarm bells for you then, cyber security market report by Cybersecurity Ventures will open your eyes. According to the report, global spending on cyber security will exceed 1 trillion dollars from 2017 to 2021.

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With increasing number of cyber attacks, it is obvious why businesses are taking cyber security very seriously but what about individuals and personal users. They should also protect their computers from these attacks. The best way to do that is to install antivirus software. Although, Windows 10 comes pre-loaded with Windows Defender but it does not offer adequate protection. Read more…

20 Spyware Removal Tools to Protect Your Computer

July 19th, 2017 - Filed under Cyber Security

One of the first things you should install on your computer is top quality protection. Most people tend to assume that windows defender; the inbuilt software by windows will suffice. However, if you know anything about the spyware being created today, then you know that this is the last program you should trust. It may work on smaller viruses but will not recognize bigger and more dangerous malware. If you haven’t installed any spyware detection software on your computer, it may be difficult to know which is best considering that there are so many software in the market today.

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Here are 20 of the best spyware that will protect your computer from harm. Read more…

15 Public WiFi Security Tips You Must Know

May 31st, 2017 - Filed under Cyber Security

Free public WiFi is a gift to all. Whether you are traveling and need to look up directions or you have a work emergency when you are out at a coffee shop, public WiFi provides an easy way to access the internet without running over on your data plan. Although it saves money and oftentimes helps you avoid a hassle, many people are not aware that public WiFi can be a trap.

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In fact, it is relatively easy for ill-intentioned technology experts to set up their own WiFi hotspots in public places. Those who use these networks may unknowingly allow strangers to gain access to their personal information, including banking information, private emails, passwords, and other sensitive material they might browse. Read more…

15 Security Tips When Using Public WiFi on Phones

May 24th, 2017 - Filed under Cyber Security

Free public Wi-Fi, almost no matter where you go, will be available. Whether it’s a local department store, restaurant or even your city park, there’s always a signal waiting for you to connect. If you decide to take advantage of this freebie, how can you be assured you’re making the right choice? Do you know if your data will stay secure?

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While on your cell phone, here are 15 security tips to use whenever you contemplate connecting to a public Wi-Fi connection. Read more…

Do Not Fall for These 15 Facebook Cloning Scams and Hoaxes

April 17th, 2017 - Filed under Cyber Security

Facebook is truly a leader in social media with around two billion active users worldwide. With so many people using it, the platform becomes a popular target for cyber criminals, prankers, and even comedians. This has been causing some problems for the users who get tricked by various hoaxes, cloning scams, and fake news about dead celebrities, natural disasters, and other extraordinary events that did not happen.

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Facebook has started to battle hoaxes seriously around two years ago. Then, an update to News Feed was introduced to reduce the distribution of posts that people have reported as hoaxes and fake. Despite that one and many other updates, the platform is still targeted by cyber criminals. Unfortunately, in many cases they are successful.

Here are fifteen examples of Facebook cloning scams and hoaxes that made quite an impact. Read more…

Top 20 Privacy Apps to Keep Secret Photos & Videos Safe

March 14th, 2017 - Filed under Cyber Security

Most of the smartphone users have a large number of media (pictures, videos, etc.) on their phones which are to be kept secured from public usage.

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We always want some privacy that is because we want to hide some photos. The good news for such users who want to enjoy the smartphone technology in a thrilling way, there have been a large number of apps developed that induce the high-level privacy on their videos and photos. Read more…

Latest Facebook Privacy and Security Features to Protect Users

March 2nd, 2017 - Filed under Cyber Security

Facebook, from the past many years; has gained the reputation of being a largest online social network podium across the globe. The influence of Facebook is too wide and its usability is so convenient that people of all ages such as a teenager, youth and senior citizens can even access it without any hassle. More than this, it has gained popularity in remote areas of every country in such a manner that you easily get connected and can interact with parents, neighbours, relatives and the known ones.

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But sometimes, you may get confronted with uncertain problems that have breached your FB account security and privacy. With the consistent arising of problems in Facebook, the merits between public and private space are getting diminished or blurred consistently as the time passes by. Without being aware of FB security and privacy features, you might end up becoming prey to identity theft, malicious activities as well as phishing attack plotted by the scammers and cyberpunks. Read more…

Top 20 Best File Encryption Tools for Privacy Protection

February 27th, 2017 - Filed under Cyber Security

Cyber security is a real problem in today’s digital world. According to Symantec, nearly 1 million cyber-attacks occurred daily in 2015. Symantec also reports that up to 75 percent of websites contain unpatched vulnerabilities, which puts everyone online at risk.

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One way to mitigate your risk of becoming a cyber-attack victim is to encrypt your data. That way, even if someone does get their hands on your data, it drastically reduces the chance that they can actually use it against you. Check out these top 20 file encryption tools that will help ensure your privacy online and on your desktop, listed in no particular order. Read more…

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