Posts tagged security
If you use Facebook, you will want to read this. If you look at a normal URL it may look something like this:
When you browse on a secure connection to a website it will look something like this:
Notice the addition of the ‘s’ on the second URL. The ‘s’ means that you are connected to the website through a secure connection. Connecting through https rather than http makes it much harder for someone to steal information being transmitted to and from your computer and the website. So what does this have to do with Facebook?
Facebook has a security More >
As 9/11 approaches, we look back with a solemn demeanor and with pride in our hearts. America is resilient. For those that lost their lives on that dreadful day and those whose lives were forever changed, we offer our gratitude and our condolences. It is because of the people of America that we are strong.
As America reflects on the events of the past, do not be lured in by heartless hackers and thieves. These malicious individuals are preparing to release malware attacks by taking advantage of your curiosity and your giving heart.
They are targeting social networking sites as well as More >
Today we are proud to announce iDefend Business, the industry’s first complete identity theft protection program that is specifically designed to protect entrepreneurs and their businesses against business identity theft and fraud.
Business identity theft has recently become a huge problem, and it is wreaking havoc on businesses and business owners. Business owners have significantly increased risks because their personal information, credit, and finances are so closely intertwined with their business. The potential impact of business identity theft can be devastating to the business owner personally, and vice versa.
You can check out the seriousness of this problem by looking over some of More >
If you own or manage a business today, you better be paying attention to the risks with cyber-security and identity theft. The trends continue to point to the risks and threats businesses and organizations of all types now face in the digital age. If you haven’t ever heard of or considered the risks with ”data breaches”, and other key phrases like ”information security compliance”, now would be a good time to start listening.
Verizon’s 2010 Data Breach Report (released on Apr 19) found that the number of data breaches quintupled from 2009, and at the same time discovered that cyber-criminals have shifted their attention smaller businesses. The number of incidents in More >
The holidays are here and shoppers are out (and in) in full force. It seems as the years go by, online shopping is becoming the ideal way to get your loved ones, and yourself, gifts for the holidays. Cyber-Monday is growing every year with deals getting better than those offered on black Friday. Retailers are offering deals online that you just can’t get in the stores.
I still go out on black Friday, but it is more of a nostalgic thing. I like to watch people go crazy and reminisce about the good old days when shoppers would trample each other More >
Businesses are dragging their feet when it comes to meeting PCI standards and it may be costing them more than they think. Verizon released a new report today on PCI compliance and data breaches. The report had some jaw-dropping results.
Only 22% of companies were found to be compliant upon their initial report. Couple that with the fact that organizations that had a data breach were 50% more likely to not be PCI compliant and there is a recipe for disaster.
The 78% of organizations NOT compliant with PCI standards are 50% more likely to suffer a data breach. Recovering from a data More >
If you are anything like 500 million other people, you have a Facebook account. I admit, I do. I think Facebook has many useful purposes. I can share my photos and videos with family that live all over the world. I can keep in contact with friends I haven’t seen since high school, and make new friends with those that have the same interests as me.
With so much good that can come from Facebook and other social networking sites, we can’t ignore the security and privacy risks. No matter how hard developers of these sites try, they will never be More >
We trust our security software to keep us safe, but without service and support backing it up, our trust may be misplaced. According to a new report from NSS Labs, an independent product analysis company, security software vendors often miss the latest malware threats from hacked websites. As many as 50,000 malicious programs are released everyday. This report suggests that infection is inevitable; whether your software tells you or not is another issue.
Most security software vendors charge heavy fees to remove infections that their software should have prevented to begin with. Doesn’t that seem a bit strange? That’s like More >
A new threat has been discovered that is spreading rapidly though email. The email includes a message that asks the user to test their computer to see if it will be able to run Windows 7.
The email contains a .zip file which has the “Windows Upgrade Advisor” inside. If you run the program what you will actually get is a Trojan that steals passwords from your computer as well as other important information.
The Trojan will also open a backdoor to allow the download of other malicious software.
What You Need to Do:
- Do not open emails from people or organizations you do More >
So, you have your anti-virus, firewall and anti-spyware installed. You have a hardware firewall on your router. You computer is fully updated to prevent zero-day attacks. You keep your wallet chained to you at all times and never leave your credit cards anywhere. You shred ALL your important papers and documents and store the ones you can’t shred in a locked safe. Your identity is safe…right? Think again.
Just when you thought you knew all the ways thieves steal your information, something pops up that takes us all by surprise. Copy machines. That’s right, copy machines are your new threat. Since More >