Desktop and laptop users regularly update their security software to protect against cyberattacks. But the same cannot be said for smartphone users. This is understandable because cyberthreats on mobile phones are less common… but that doesn’t mean they don’t exist.
The bring your own device (BYOD) strategy lets employees use their personal mobile devices to do work for your company from anywhere. This strategy increases efficiency and convenience to your business, but it also brings a number of security risks to your IT infrastructure and data.
With YouTube, Reddit, and Instagram just a few clicks away, it’s a miracle employees can get anything done during an eight-hour workday. This problem arises when a company does nothing to monitor or regulate internet usage. To fix this, consider using web monitoring software.
In May, security experts discovered one of the most widespread malware infections in history. Now, they’re warning businesses and consumers that it’s even worse than their first assessment. The VPNFilter malware poses a threat to small businesses and requires immediate attention from anyone who hasn’t taken action against it.
You probably think your Internet of Things (IoT) devices don’t need as much protection as your PCs or laptops. Newsflash: They’re actually even more vulnerable to hacking. In fact, researchers have discovered a terrifying strain of IoT malware that can infect your devices.
A week ago, leading cyber threat intelligence team Cisco Talos reported that no less than 500,000 IoT devices in up to 54 countries were infected by new malware called VPNFilter. An earlier version, believed to be launched by a nation-state, targeted Ukraine.
With evolving technology comes evolving threats. Recently, a researcher revealed that a new type of scam freezes Google Chrome and tricks users into believing that their network security has been compromised. Little did they know that following instructions listed on the screen will lead to an actual security breach.
Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Monero are so popular because they’re secure and potentially worth thousands of dollars. But investors and consumers aren’t the only ones interested in them. Hackers are using malicious tactics to steal cryptocurrency, and they’re doing it with something called cryptojacking.
Have you seen the recent cyber-security news story? If not, you can find it here and here and here, with headlines such as “Security flaws put virtually all phones, computers at risk.”
Is this just our media pushing a story because it’s sensational? Are various news sources echoing scary headlines simply because “Bad news sells”?
Is the sky really falling? What do YOU need to know and do?
This page is designed to answer those questions and more.
Traditional ransomware like WannaCry has been explained a thousand ways on a thousand blogs. But one thing you may not have thought about is what ransomware would be like if it infected your mobile device. Read on to learn more.
How does ransomware make it onto your Android device?
Like its desktop equivalent, mobile ransomware needs to be installed on your device before it can do damage.