Cybersecurity

October Is Cyber Security Awareness Month

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. 

University IT Departments Take Action Against Cybercrime

In recent months, specific demographics of industries have seen noticeable increases in crimes like hacking, ransomware, spear phishing, and DDoS attacks.

Mobile Wallets Aren’t the Wave of the Future…Yet.

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.

How Click Farms Affect Your Internet

Authorities in Thailand have busted a massive click farm, detaining a number of Chinese tech users who’d been operating it. In all, there were more than 500 cell phones and 350,000 different SIM cards in the location. Officials believe that the click farm was set up there because Thailand has some of the lowest cellular data usage fees.

IRS Warns of a New Ransomware Attack

There’s been an alarming increase in ransomware attacks in recent months, for one very obvious reason: they work.

Illinois Requires Cybersecurity Training for State Employees

A bipartisan cybersecurity bill has reached the Illinois governor’s desk, one that is being hailed as a landmark piece of legislation for furthering electronic and data security in the state.

We say You CAN Wear WHITE After Labor Day!

As fashion rules go, the old “don’t wear white after Labor Day” mantra is going by the wayside, and the Identity Theft Resource Center couldn’t be happier. Why? Because they’ve got some “Wear Your WHITE” rules that are perfect all year long!

 

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