Cybersecurity is a constant balancing act between convenience and data protection. The former always wins, no matter how much IT professionals might wish otherwise. The consumerization of IT is at the heart of this issue. Read more
How well-equipped is your IT department? Do your administrators have everything they need to do their jobs effectively? If you don’t know the answers to those questions, you need to learn them.Read more
Cryptomining 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
WordPress is — as content management systems go — very secure. It’s the most targeted web application in the world, but it’s also the best protected. It is in the interest of many thousands of developers and users to seek and destroy any vulnerabilities that may find their way into the code of WordPress Core, themes, and plugins.Read more
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
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
The move by browsers to warn visitors of web pages served via HTTP as “Not Secure” has been in the works for a while. Preparing for the inevitable has also probably been dead last on your to-do list. Unfortunately, pretending there’s no fire doesn’t mean you won’t eventually get burned.
When 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
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