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Honeypots Reveal How Hackers Might Attack Your Business’s Cloud-Based Systems

09-Jul-2018 14:54:56 / by Chris Selby-Rickards posted in cloud computing, cybersecurity, business, cloud, small business, hacking, hackers

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Honeypots Reveal How Hackers Might Attack Your Business’s Cloud-Based Systems

To discover the security risks that businesses might face when they use public clouds, researchers conducted an experiment using honeypots. Here is what the researchers discovered.

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The 5 Most Costly Types of IT-Related Cybercrimes

09-Jul-2018 14:08:22 / by Chris Selby-Rickards posted in cybersecurity, data breach, firewall, servers, breaches, phishing, ransomware, theft, anti virus, business, cloud, computers, cyber, cyber threats, cyberattack, cybercrime, fraud, passwords, protection, security, small business, hacking, scams, hackers, computer security

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PDF Files: Handy for Businesses — and Hackers

19-Apr-2018 22:14:57 / by Chris Selby-Rickards posted in cybersecurity, data breach, helpdesk, IT, ransomware, anti virus, Backup, business, cyber, cyberattack, cybercrime, fraud, security, hacking, hackers, pdf

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PDF files are the No. 1 type of file used in cyberattacks. Find out why hackers like to use them and how to protect your business.

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SamSam Is on the Loose and Headed for a Server Near You

19-Apr-2018 14:32:52 / by Chris Selby-Rickards posted in cybersecurity, Disaster Recovery, firewall, breach, data backup, helpdesk, IT, IT Support, phishing, ransomware, anti virus, business, cloud, cyber, cyber threats, cyberattack, cybercrime, IT Services, passwords, security, Server, small business, hacking, software, samsam

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In March 2018, the SamSam ransomware ravaged Atlanta’s computer systems, bringing many city services to a halt. This wasn’t the first time hackers used this ransomware to wreak havoc and it won’t be the last. Learn how SamSam differs from most other ransomware.

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How to Make Your WordPress Website Harder to Hack

19-Apr-2018 14:26:01 / by Chris Selby-Rickards posted in breach, Business operations, anti virus, business, https, security, small business, websites, hacking, wordpress, plugins, software, website, cms

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Websites built on the WordPress platform are at medium to high risk of being attacked. Find out what you can do to make your business’s WordPress website harder to hack.

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