A person tries to optimize everything and make his life easier. Laziness drives humanity. A washing machine,a robot vacuum cleaner, smart home have already been invented to help people. The developers do not stop at this and strive to tie everything to the smartphone, so that they can manage everything in one click.
Wondering if your computer or network has been hacked? Are you worried about malware or spyware?
Sometimes, computers have problems that have nothing to do with malicious activity, but hacking does happen and it is a growing problem. Visit the wrong website, open the wrong email or download the wrong app and you can find yourself with a host of problems. Risks run the gamut from someone ruining your computer to someone accessing your personal data, bank accounts and other crucial information.
It takes a computer forensics examination to determine whether you’ve been hacked and how it was done, but there are some signs you can monitor. If you encounter any of these, you [...]
Network infrastructure devices – the routers, switchers, servers, firewalls and other devices that facilitate communications on yor network – can be prime targets for hackers. Almost all network traffic crosses these crucial devices, and if one of them is compromised a hacker can do serious damage.
For example, an attacker with access to your organization’s gateway router can control traffic going in and out. He can monitor, modify or deny traffic in any direction. An attacker with access to an internal switcher can control traffic within your organization. As the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Computer Emergency Readiness Team puts it succinctly: Whoever controls the [...]
So, you think your business is too small to be of interest to hackers?
You’re wrong. So, so wrong.
Recent data breaches have hit large corporations and medical providers, and those organizations are constantly taking steps to beef up their cyber security. That’s smart; they know they are targets.
Those cases make headlines, too, because they typically affect millions of customers and cost companies thousands, if not millions, of dollars to address.
But attacks against smaller businesses don’t often make such a big splash in the news, so many small business owners don’t believe they are targets. But they are. Consider this, from an October 2017 report in [...]