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The digital traffic jam: DoS attacks and you

Ever try to visit your favorite website, but it’s just…slow? Like dial-up slow? That might be a DoS attack at play, messing with your online experience. But fear not, internet citizen! Let’s unpack what DoS means and how it affects you. Imagine a highway: Cars (data) flow smoothly to reach their destinations (websites). Now, picture […]

What’s a Zero-Day Attack?

A zero-day (also known as 0-day) vulnerability is a computer-software vulnerability that is unidentified to those who would be interested in mitigating the vulnerability (including the vendor of the target software). Until the vulnerability is ended, hackers can exploit it to adversely affect computer programs, data, additional computers or a network. An exploit focused at […]

Do you use a Kindle or another eReader? Download books only from reputable sources

Did you know that your eReader can be hacked? Just like any web-connected device, eReaders like Amazon’s Kindle are still susceptible to cyber attacks. Hackers most often attack endpoints – computers, smartphones or tablets – to later gain entry into the target network. That’s why it’s important you only download books from verified sources, like […]

Don’t be fooled by fake holiday deals

Scammers often time their cyberattacks around the holidays. With many consumers increasingly choosing to make their holiday purchases online, rather than in person, is an especially risky time for digital shoppers. Cybercriminals create false websites with spectacular deals to lure unsuspecting consumers into entering their payment information. Others send direct messages to consumers to entice […]

What’s a Cyberattack?

A cyberattack is any type of offensive maneuver employed by nation-states, individuals, groups, society or organizations that targets computer information systems, infrastructures, computer networks, and/or personal computer devices by various means of malicious acts usually originating from an anonymous source that either steals, alters, or destroys a specified target by hacking into a susceptible system.

Shopping tips for Cyber Monday

Are you ready to handle Cyber Monday?