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.
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.
We’ve been surfing the world-wide-web for almost three decades now and chances are each and every one of us have stumbled upon good, bad and even fraudulent websites at one time or another. But how do you determine if a website is truly 'legit' or not?
There are certain traits that can indicate a website’s intention to scam you out of money or valuable information.
The other day a friend invited me to go fishing. And while sitting around for hours baking in the sun, waiting for what seems like forever for a “bobber to bob” – may be fun for some, to me it’s just not top of the list for activities I’d do on a Saturday afternoon. (No offense to the fishing aficionados!)