Now phishing attacks have become personal. Very personal. And very frightening.
It’s hard to imagine that it’s come to this already. As if phishing attacks aren’t bad enough we’ve all been exposed to “spearphishing” attacks – which add a level of information that makes them more likely to get their victims to click on the link bait. Now we’ve got a highly sophisticated, very personalized and downright frightening form of phishing never seen before. Continue reading “Phishing Attacks Have Become Highly Sophisticated”
It’s bad enough when your login credentials are stolen from your favorite website, but it can be way, WAY worse when those credentials are for your Facebook or Google account.
People often ask my why it can be a total nightmare if your Facebook login is stolen. There are two reasons why.
First, these are what I like to call “gateway logins.” There’s another name for them in technical circles but the point is that many of these logins, such as those for Facebook, Google, Twitter and a couple of others can be used to login to many other sites.
What Is Ransomware And How To Avoid Being A Victim
Do you know the answer to this question: What Is Ransomware And How To Avoid Being A Victim?
If you think you’re not a target for a cyberattack recent “ransomware” incidents should make you think again.
What’s it like to be held hostage? I never want to find out and I’ll bet you don’t either. But given today’s environment executives might find themselves held hostage in a way they never expected. Ransomware, as it is known because it holds your entire computer system hostage, is quickly becoming the hacker’s method of choice because it’s simple, fast and virtually untraceable. Continue reading “What Is Ransomware And How To Avoid Being A Victim”
Any economist will tell you that motivation to do – or not to do – things is based on a simple theory: incentives. Give someone enough money or enough alternate incentive and they’ll be motivated to do something (or not). It’s simple.