Archives - Cybercriminal

Regularly audit cloud permissions

The cloud — due to being a centralized repository of sensitive information — is a common target for cybercriminals. By conducting regular audits of cloud permissions, you best safeguard yourself and your data from potential breaches. When assigning permissions, consider the principle of the least privilege, granting users and systems only the minimum access they need […]

Enable firewall protection

Firewall protection works by either blocking or permitting network traffic — also referred to as network packets and data packets — based on a set of predefined security rules. Its primary purpose is to act as a barrier between your computer and potential threats. By enabling firewall protection, you establish an additional line of defense for […]

Educate your family and/or team on the importance of cybersecurity

Oftentimes, cybercriminals gain access through in-house negligence — hence, awareness is key. Teach those who hold sensitive information to recognize suspicious links, the role of strong password measures and regular software updates, among other relevant factors. Notably, a strong defense starts with educated vigilance. Here are some tips for educating your family or team on cybersecurity: […]

How to safeguard your mobile devices with internet security software

From banking to messages, your mobile device contains a plethora of important — oftentimes sensitive — information, making it a target for cybercriminals. These criminals will leverage gaps in mobile security to gain unauthorized access, resulting in both professional and personal consequences. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to fortify your mobile devices, such […]

Antivirus software on Amazon devices is pretty much pointless

Antivirus software is available for Amazon FireOS-based devices, but few to no cybercriminals are making malware for them. All they’ll really do is slow your device down and drain its battery. It’s also important to remember that Amazon FireOS is based on the Android operating system, so any antivirus that is downloaded will be looking […]

Private browsing won’t hide your information from cybercriminals

Many use private browsing when they want to hide their site history or ensure no login information is stored. However, it won’t stop your data from potentially being seen over a public network. For that, you’ll need a virtual private network (VPN), which is the only way to surf safely on public networks. VPN encrypts […]