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Be cautious before you connect public Wi-Fi hotspots

Like on an airplane or in an airport, hotel, train/bus station or café — be sure to confirm the name of the network and exact login processes with appropriate staff to ensure that the network is legitimate. Cybercriminals can easily create a similarly named network hoping that users will overlook which network is the valid […]

E-skimming attacks on the rise as peak online shopping season begins

With the holidays right around the corner, online shopping is poised for a record-breaking season in 2019. Emarketer predicts that consumers will spend over $135 billion this upcoming holiday season. The e-commerce boom precipitated a new cybersecurity threat known as e-skimming, which involves the theft of consumer payment information from online stores. If you’re thinking […]

Don’t make passwords easy to guess

Creating a strong password is an essential step to protecting yourself online. Do not include personal information in your password such as your name or pets’ names. This information is often easy to find on social media, making it easier for cybercriminals to hack your accounts.

Be Sure to Secure your Wi-Fi network

Your home’s wireless router is the primary entrance for cybercriminals to access all of your connected devices. More and more of our home devices— including thermostats, door locks, coffee machines, and smoke alarms—are now connected to the Internet. Secure your Wi-Fi network and your digital devices by changing the factory-set default password and username.

Be wary of publicly accessible computers

Cybercriminals may have infected these computers with viruses or install malicious software One example is keylogger malware which, when installed, captures the keystrokes of the computer’s users and sending this information to criminals via email. Through this malware, criminals are able to receive users’ personal information, such as name, credit card numbers, birthdates, and passwords.

Types of Malware: What are Botnets?

Networks of computers infected by malware and controlled remotely by cybercriminals, usually for financial gain or to launch attacks on websites or networks. Many botnets are designed to harvest data, such as passwords, Social Security numbers, credit card numbers, and other personal information.