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Remove legacy plugins such as Flash and Shockwave

Plugins used to be essential to many rich web applications, but they’ve gradually been supplanted by technologies included in HTML 5. While some sites still require add-ons like Flash, it’s more efficient and safer to uninstall them, especially considering that Adobe – which makes Flash and Shockwave – has already announced their discontinuation. Doing so […]

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.

A guide to defending yourself from advanced phishing attacks

The word “phishing” might conjure up images of relaxing by a lake or stream to catch some fish, but there’s nothing laid-back about it. Phishing campaigns lure you with seemingly must-click offers – anything from get-rich-quick schemes to insistent security updates – and then steal your personal data. While phishing is among the oldest and […]

Access your accounts via web browser instead of links

Phishing is one of the oldest and most effective cyberattack techniques. To reduce your risk of having sensitive data stolen, never click on any emailed or texted links purporting to take you to your account page for a password reset or other modification. Instead, if you’re unsure whether action is merited, navigate to the account […]