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What is social engineering?

What is Social Engineering? How Hackers Are Using Your Brain Against You

Imagine the following scenario: you receive a text message from a reputable company saying you’ve won a free vacation for being a valued customer. All you have to do is click the link to redeem it—but there’s a catch. Only the first five people to click will win a vacation, so you’d better act fast! Do you click it?

Black leather gloved hand typing on a laptop gaining access to an unprotected account.

What Are Remote Access Trojans? Don’t Let Hackers Take Control of Your Computer

You’ve heard the story before.

For years, ancient Greeks tried to infiltrate the coveted city of Troy. After a series of failed attempts, they feigned surrender and sent a giant wooden horse to their enemies. Troy opened its gates to accept the gift. Then, night fell—and soldiers emerged from within the hollow “peace offering” to take the Trojans by storm.

Fast forward more than 3,000 years, and cybercriminals are recreating the ancient tale using a modern weapon of their own: remote access trojans (RATs).

Trojan horse with a mailbox for a head dumping mail onto a frustrated man.

What Are Banking Trojans, and How Worried Should You Be About Them?

Banking trojans are among the most insidious threats to both cybersecurity and personal financial security—and attacks are becoming more common. In 2020, the FBI warned that banking trojan attacks were likely to surge as more people began banking online amid the pandemic.

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What is adware?

Adware, short for advertising supported software, is a type of unwanted software designed to put advertisements on your screen. It can occur on a computer, mobile phone, or another electronic device. While there are presentations of Adware that can pose potential security risks, the main problem with Adware is that it’s a nuisance: inhibiting your ability to use your browser, follow links, and visit web pages with ease. Incessant pop-up ads, website redirects, and slowed processing speeds are just a handful of the effects Adware can have on your day-to-day device use. Even worse, it’s notoriously difficult to get rid of.

Black keys on a keyboard with glowing red skulls on them.

What is Ransomware? Cybercriminals Are Holding Sites Hostage—Make Sure Yours Isn’t One

Ransomware. You’ve likely seen the word get tossed around in the cybersecurity landscape. But what is ransomware, really—and more importantly, what does ransomware do?

signs of malware

Signs Of Malware: Four Must Knows For You

Malware lurks on 17.6 million of the world’s websites—and many users have no idea their site is infected.

Among the most obvious signs of malware infections are hosting suspensions, website blacklisting, and redirects to malicious websites. While these examples are simple to spot, other attacks go largely unnoticed—because it’s easy for malware to hide among lines of legitimate code.

how does malware work

How Does Malware Work? 3 Ways It Can Get on Your Site—And What It Can Do

Most people know what malware means. Fewer people know what it really is—or how it gets onto their sites.

How does malware work?” and “Why is malware used?” are all-too-common questions. If we know one thing, it is that a lack of knowledge on the topic causes major problems. According to recent data, it is estimated that 17.6 million of the world’s websites are infected with malware.

Understanding where it comes from and how it works are the first steps to securing your site. So, how does malware work? Here are a few ways it can infect your site:

how to delete malware

How to Delete Malware From Your Website: A Guide to Defending Your Digital Presence

According to recent data, a whopping 17.6 million of the world’s websites are infected with malware. You may be wondering: How can you tell if you have malware? And once your site is infected, how can malware be removed?

Here, we’ll answer both questions—showing you how to delete malware from your site and defend your digital presence.

how to prevent malware

How to Prevent Malware From Infecting Your Website

Malware is a type of malicious software designed to gain unauthorized access to your website—and attacks are more common than you might think. Malware attacks stem from bots scanning websites for exploitable vulnerabilities. Websites endure an estimated 94 attacks per day averaging out to one attack per 15 minutes. About 12.8 million sites worldwide are infected at any given time.

How to prevent malware from infecting websites built with CMS

Wondering how to prevent malware attacks? The answer depends on how your site is built.

holiday ecommerce security tips

Ecommerce Security Tips For The Pandemic Holiday

It’s safe to say that the 2020 holiday shopping season is going to look very different than years past. The global pandemic has touched nearly every business, retailer, and consumer, and has dramatically increased our reliance on the internet. Although a good majority of consumers have historically opted to conduct their holiday shopping online, there was a decent percentage of consumers who preferred to shop in-person at a brick-and-mortar store. This year, however, the option to shop in-person may be severely limited, if available at all.  

As a result, many small and large retailers are now relying on their online presence more than ever in order to survive this holiday season. Consumers are also adjusting their shopping habits and prioritizing online ecommerce shopping as a safe and secure way to purchase gifts for family and friends. According to Small Business Trends, 55% of Americans have shopped online at a new store during the post-Covid-19 outbreak period. Additionally, US retail ecommerce sales will jump nearly 36% to $190 plus billion in holiday sales this year, according to eMarketer. Once again, Cyber Monday will be leading the way with the largest online spending day in US history with expected sales of $12.89 billion dollars, an increase of 38% from last year. Black Friday comes in with a close second with an estimated $10.2 billion dollars in sales, a steady 39% increase from last year.

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