If you could spend just a few minutes talking to your high school self about life in the future, how do you think your younger half would react? What would you say about this thing called the internet, or smartphones, or always listening virtual assistants or self-driving cars?
Every time a celebrity leaks a new risque picture, it is followed by claims that the picture “broke” the internet. Fortunately, nude photos of an A-lister do not have the power to take down the web, but a discovery by a security researcher just might.
In this climate of record-setting data breaches, it’s far too easy to assume that hackers only go after the “big guys.” While nabbing millions of customers’ records from a major brand-name corporation might be a great payoff for cybercriminals, the reality is smaller businesses are just as likely, if not more likely, to be a target.
Ransomware attacks have taught the cybersecurity community an important lesson: paying the ransom in no way means you’re going to be released from the situation. In fact, it could have the opposite effect: you’re now a scammer’s cash cow because of your willingness to pay.
Pumpkins, ghosts, and goblins…and cybersecurity? Of course! October isn’t just for trick-or-treat and fancy flavored lattes, it’s also National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.
In recent months, specific demographics of industries have seen noticeable increases in crimes like hacking, ransomware, spear phishing, and DDoS attacks.
The ability to walk through a store, place items in your cart, and walk straight out the door might seem like the stuff of a science fiction novel…or maybe a crime novel! But the reality of mobile wallet payment is a lot closer to that scenario than some consumers might realize.