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What Is Cryptomining Malware?

April 2, 2018 0 Comments RSS Feed

what-is-cryptomining-malwareCryptomining malware is a new form of malware that uses the resources of compromised servers and hosting accounts to generate cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Litecoin. Before a coin can be created, miners have to demonstrate “proof of work,” which involves computationally intensive mathematical operations. Legitimate miners buy powerful computers to do the hard work, but criminals use malware-infected machines. Read more

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Ransomware Could Soon Hold Your Data Hostage – Here’s How To Defend Against It

March 2, 2018 0 Comments RSS Feed

In 2017, global ransomware attacks like WannaCry and NotPetya rocked the world, devastating both businesses and government organizations. Troublesome though they were, they were only the beginning. Ransomware is on the rise, and it’s only going to get worse from here.

Criminals have realized that ransomware can act as both a data exfiltration method and as a distraction for a larger attack. They’ve realized that holding information for ransom can be just as lucrative as stealing and selling it. And they’ve realized that in all cases, ransomware requires almost no effort on their end. Read more

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Three Signs Your Website Is Insecure

February 28, 2018 0 Comments RSS Feed

How safe is your website from hackers, really? If you don’t already know the answer to that question, it’s probably between ‘not very’ and ‘not at all.’ And you certainly aren’t alone in that.

In a lot of ways, we think about cybercrime the same way we look at real-world crime. It’s something that happens to other people. Hackers aren’t interested in breaking into our site and stealing our data – why would they be?

Criminals love that attitude, as it makes it much easier for them to target their victims. Read more

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Why Do eCommerce Stores Need An SSL Certificate?

January 19, 2018 0 Comments RSS Feed

SSL, SecurityWhen you see the address bar of your browser turn green, you know it’s safe to send sensitive data over the internet to that site. All eCommerce stores need an SSL certificate to keep shoppers safe, but what exactly does an SSL certificate do?

An SSL certificate has two jobs: to prove that a web page is controlled by the people who are supposed to control it and to encrypt all of the information sent from the shopper to the store and back again. Read more

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How to Be a Shark in Today’s Phishing Pond

January 18, 2018 0 Comments RSS Feed

Would you do business with somebody you don’t trust? Neither would your customers. Phishing attacks are at an all-time high, with 1.4 million new phishing sites being created each month so they have good reason to be suspicious of any website—including yours.

When it comes to gaining your visitors’ confidence, the rules have changed. On today’s fraud-filled web—it’s no longer who you think you are, it’s who a globally trusted third-party Certificate Authority (CA) says you are. Read more

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