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Be proactive and prepare for ransomware attacks

The best way to beat a ransomware strike is to prepare for one. Most organizations are unprepared for a breach, which is why they often pay the ransom. Know the best practices of ransomware attacks, the types of scams that are out there and the tricks malicious actors like to pull. If your business notices […]

Enter your online 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 […]

Is Your Data Safer in the Cloud or on Your Hard Drive?

Should you store your data on a hard drive or in the cloud?

Check if a website malfunction is local to your machine or experienced by everybody

Have you ever come across a website that appears to be down (maybe because of a cyberattack), but you aren’t certain if your machine is the problem? Copy the URL, then go to downforeveryoneorjustme.com, paste the URL into the search bar, and submit it. They’ll tell you the answer, one way or the other.  

Pay attention to security breaches in the news

Let’s say you have an account with an online store that becomes the victim of a cyberattack. Find out the details of that specific attack, then take necessary security steps to protect your information, such as changing login credentials or cancelling credit cards associated with your account.

Use a two-way firewall on your Mac

The built-in firewall on your Mac only provides inbound protection, which prevents cyberattacks from threats outside of your network. By installing a two-way firewall, you’ll have outbound protection as well, which keeps malware that’s already in your system from being able to connect to the internet.