Keeping Your Children Safe Online

One of the gifts of technology is the internet. Yet it is also a dangerous place for users, especially children. In fact, research has shown that one-fifth of children who use the internet have been sexually solicited at one point or the order in their lives. The majority of the teens who go online have

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Cyber Safety

October is National Cyber Security Month!

The world has changed so much in the past 10 years with our internet use, whether email, social media, financial, or shopping, we expose ourselves to cyber-attacks. Are you being cybersafe? Here are a few ways to tell if you are risking your cyber security. 5 Online Actions That Are Dangerous Clicking on email attachments

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Samsung Suggests Regularly Scanning Smart TVs for Malware

Samsung Support USA’s Twitter account recently posted a video tutorial on how to scan your Smart TV for malware and viruses. In the tweet, it mentions that users should be doing this “every few weeks” to prevent malware. The proposal astonished digital security authorities, who said the average user would probably not go through this

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Cyber Attack Leads to Twenty-Four Million Dollar Loss

Norsk Hydro, a Norwegian aluminum company that employs over 30,000 people, has been hit by malware just last week. They said they are slowly bringing affected systems back online, but this incident will still cost the company about 300 million Norwegian Kroners, or twenty-four million US Dollars in damages. Most of those misfortunes had been

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Online Fraud Schemes

8 People Charged with Advertising Fraud There are those who use their knowledge for good, and those who use it for evil. Just this past Tuesday there were eight people identified as using their knowledge for evil, for the purpose of filling their pockets with the ever-sought green bills. Their game involved using fraudulent online

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Hackers for Good and Evil

How Hackers are Developing Two Paths Hackers We often read about stories involving hackers and malware, viruses, and phishing attempts, but what hasn’t gained track yet is the concept of morally refined hackers. As if a form of balancing the world, there has been an increase in hacker activity, but not in the manner you

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VPN, virtual private network

VPNFilter Malware worse than we thought

  Recently we created an article giving a detailed explanation on a current threat facing over 500,000 devices, known as the VPNFilter malware.This malware had become a prominent issue fast and had been tied to an origin in Russia. Initially it was thought that resetting your homes router and modem would address the problem, but

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Analysis of VPNFilter botnet

EL5 As we move forward in our technological advancements, there will be a concurring rise in damage that results from technological attacks. The more interconnected we become, the more vulnerable we are when a new form of threat arises. VPNFilter demonstrates how cybercriminals advance with the new technology and integrate degrees of portability by building

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Android hacked and crypto mined

Android Defenses Breached On to some more crypto-hacker news, Chinese researchers have found hackers to be turning internet connections into tools for creating caches of the crypto coin Monero. The devices that have been recognized as being used in this manner are Android phones and TV’s. Thus far 7000 devices in Chine have been hacked

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