Social Engineering: What It Is and How to Protect Yourself

As the technological landscape continues to evolve, so do the ways in which criminals can exploit vulnerabilities. One of the most common and effective methods used by hackers is social engineering. According to a recent report by Verizon, social engineering was the root cause of 82% of data breaches in early 2022. This is a … Continued

What Is Spoofing and How Does It Work?

Picture this scenario — you’re at home, minding your own business when you receive an email from your bank. The email looks exactly like the emails you usually get from your bank, so you enter your login information directly from the email without thinking twice. And just like that, you’ve just been spoofed. The attacker … Continued

How to Protect Yourself From Identity Theft

These days, we do everything on the Internet. And no, I don’t just mean sharing pictures and messaging friends. I mean, literally, everything. We apply for jobs, pay our bills, and even order food to be delivered to our homes. With our entire digital lives being online, it’s no wonder it’s become such a hotbed … Continued

What Is Phishing And How To Protect Yourself

Did you know that in 2022, more than 300,000 Americans were victims of phishing? And the problem is only getting worse — the study found that phishing attacks increased by a whopping 67% between 2019 and 2021 alone. Given these numbers, it’s clear that we all need to educate ourselves about this threat and learn … Continued

How To Protect Yourself From DDoS Attacks

Crude, simple, and disruptive — these words describe DDoS attacks and the overwhelmingly disruptive experience if you get hit. Based on statistics of Infosecurity Magazin, in 2022 E-Commerce projects faced 17% of DDoS attacks with a 53% YoY rise. These attacks are a cause of concern for businesses and users alike as DDoS causes service downtime, … Continued

Top 10 Cyber Hygiene Best Practices

In 2021, cybercrime cases rose as cybercriminals took advantage of the new norm — the work-at-home culture and digital transformation caused by the global pandemic. The most widely-reported attacks were data breaches and phishing.  Both of these cyber crimes can be prevented with diligent cyber hygiene practices. In this guide, we’ll cover good cybersecurity practices … Continued

What Is Ransomware And How To Protect Against It

Did you know that in 2021, there were over 623 million ransomware attacks worldwide? In the world of cyberattacks, ransomware is one of the worst kinds of malware out there. It can lock you out of your computer, encrypt your files so you can’t access them, and even hold your computer hostage until you pay … Continued

What is a Man in the Middle Attack? How To Protect Yourself

Did you know that 95% of HTTPS servers are vulnerable to a man in the middle attack? This includes popular sites like Amazon and Facebook.  What this means for the average Internet user is that your personal data and information such as your security numbers, credit card details, and more are at risk of being stolen … Continued

Work From Home Cyber Security Tips

It’s no secret that working from home has become the new normal for many of us. According to a recent study by Upwork (an online freelancing platform), the number of Americans working from home is projected to reach around 40.7 million by 2026. To put this into perspective, that’s approximately 25% of the entire American … Continued

What is a Computer Worm? How to Protect Yourself From It

Computers have become an integral part of our lives. We have come to rely on them for entertainment, communication, business operations, and even medical care. But like anything else, computers can be used for more criminal purposes. One of the most concerning cyber threats is computer worms, and if you don’t understand what they are … Continued

What Is a Keylogger? Everything You Need to Know

Imagine software that runs in the background of your computer, silently recording every single keystroke you make. It’s like a digital spy, watching and recording everything you type without you even knowing it.  Frightening? That’s exactly what keylogger software does.  In this quick guide, you’ll learn what a keylogger is, how they work, and how … Continued

Top 10 Cyber Security Threats For 2023

Cyber security threats are very real — not just to businesses but to everyday users. According to the FBI, since 2016, $43 billion has been lost to email phishing targeting businesses and users. Now more than ever, internet users should equip themselves with the appropriate knowledge, technology, and tools to prevent falling victim to cybercrime. The … Continued

What Is Fileless Malware and How to Protect Against It

The fight against malware is always evolving. As soon as one type of malware is defeated, another emerges to take its place. Fileless malware is the latest threat to computer systems around the world and it has become so sophisticated that even the most well-protected systems are vulnerable. According to a recent report by Watchguard (a … Continued

How To Prevent Insider Threats 

We’ve all heard the stories of homes being burgled by criminals disguised as service providers. Despite the best security, if the criminal is let into the home via a door, the security system is useless.  The same thing applies to your cybersecurity. Although you might have the best firewalls, anti-malware, and other security in place, … Continued

What is DNS Hijacking?

When you key in a website’s URL on the browser, you expect it will bring you to a familiar webpage. But sometimes it doesn’t. Instead, you find yourself staring at an ads-filled page or taken to a malicious website. And that’s the result of a successful DNS hijacking. This guide will explain DNS hijacking, why … Continued

What Is Smishing? How to Identify This Common Attack

In 1992, when the first sms was sent from a computer to a mobile phone, it revolutionized the industry. Along with that came scams such as: “You’ve just won the Lotto, please call this number 12345 to claim your prize…” Of course, most of us knew these were scams, especially if we hadn’t played the … Continued