Have you ever seen those pesky pop-ups about a new update that’s available for your internet browser? I bet you closed the pop-up and went about your business. After all, your browser is working fine, so why change anything?
Clearing your search history seems like an easy chore, but much like dusting the baseboards or weeding the garden, it’s one we tend to forget about. Unless you’ve been planning a secret vacation with your spouse, usually there’s nothing compelling you to clear your search history.
Phishing is a term to describe thieves who try to masquerade as a reputable company (or person) to get you to reveal personal info, such as a credit card number or password. They may place an order on terms with the hope that the product will be shipped to them and they'll skip off payment.
Google is the undisputed leader of search, with approximately 75% of the world's searches going through their engine.
So, Google knows a lot about you... really, a lot.
Facebook messaging swiped a play from WhatsApp when they offered Secret Conversations in 2016. Since then, several apps have introduced secure messaging promising end-to-end encryption.
It's safe to say that the craziness of this year has been exhausting FOR EVERYONE. We all could use a little holiday spirit. And what better way to kick off this holiday season than by giving and doing for others?
Throughout South Florida, many employees use their own computers and mobile devices for work. For those who are still using company owned equipment, there are risks of compromising company data, especially if employees are using the equipment for personal use.
After I give a presentation on cyber security, I'm usually mobbed by the attendees who want to share horror stories of having their business or personal data wiped out and held for ransom, or wire transfers redirected to a thief. These are the same people that thought the information store on their computers or in the company cloud was safe.
What is the Dark Web?
The Dark Web is a hidden universe contained within the “Deep Web”- a sublayer of the Internet that is hidden from conventional search engines. Search engines like Google, BING and Yahoo only search .04% of the indexed or “surface” Internet. The other 99.96% of the Web consists of databases, private academic and government networks, and the Dark Web.