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Online banking is supposed to be convenient and secure, and most of the time, it is. Consumers have come to regard apps from their banks as trustworthy alternatives to visiting a branch. According to multiple surveys compiled by the U.S. Federal Reserve, adoption of online banking including mobile apps has been climbing steadily for years, […]
Should you store your data on a hard drive or in the cloud?
It seems there’s no shortage of cybersecurity threats that cautious individuals need to guard against. Phishing is on the most common methods that criminals use for breaching accounts, stealing credentials and compromising data, and there’s no shortage of variations on this technique, including SMS (short message service) phishing, or smishing, and spear-phishing, a kind of […]
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is warning consumers to be wary of phishing scams related to COVID-19. With the vaccine rollout well underway, scammers have taken the opportunity to contact people claiming to have vaccine information or even miracle cures in an attempt to obtain sensitive information from them. Others go a different route, pretending […]
Times have certainly changed for the majority of businesses as a result of the pandemic, and specifically, for the employees who are now working from home. This adjustment has caused industries and individuals alike to adjust their workflows. Job security isn’t the only thing to worry about, though; there’s also information security concerns. With so […]
According to 2019 data from the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center, about 1,300 complaints were filed with the agency each day that year. A substantial portion of these concerns contained some form of social engineering, a tactic that can be deployed online, over the phone or during in-person interactions. What is social engineering? A 2019 […]
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