Posts for Crimeware

The Return of Emotet

Whether you’ve heard of Emotet or not, this malware requires your attention. During COVID-19, new life was breathed back into once-forgotten cyberattacks, and the Night King has returned from the dead, more dangerous than ever.  Far removed from its humble origins in 2014 as a banking Trojan, Emotet is now…

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Cryptojacking

It wasn’t too long ago that crypto currencies seemed to be an extremely viable method for investing—and even diversifying—your portfolio. But although digital asset prices have taken a tumble, the threat of cryptojacking has remained prevalent. As anyone familiar with digital currency knows, cryptocurrencies work through a digital ledger called…

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Is Your Smartphone Secure?

There is no question that in our increasingly tech-driven world, concerns over dangers to our security have never been greater—or more appropriate. The good news is that with increased awareness and common-sense steps, consumers can protect themselves as well as their data. This article will address the dangers of the…

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Busting Cybersecurity Myths

There are things we all think we know to be true about cybersecurity that may not actually be true. We are going to bust some myths you may believe about the best ways to keep yourself safe online. Myth: You should change your password every 30 days. Reality: More important…

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Will the Next War Be a Cyber War?

The Russian invasion of Ukraine got a lot of people talking about World War III and what it might look like. One common concern is the possibility of cyberwarfare. Cyberwarfare is not contained to a battlefield and cyberattacks on Ukraine could have effects well beyond its borders, even affecting the…

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When is the Last Time You Wiped Your Phone?

Clearing old data and unused apps from your phone can not only help your device run faster, it can help you focus on what is really important and get rid of the apps that are, as a writer for Popular Mechanics said, “the software equivalent of the jeans I refuse…

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Best Practices from the NSA to Protect Your Mobile Devices

Can keeping your mobile device safe from hackers be as simple as turning it off then turning it back on? Well, not completely, but that is one of the things the National Security Agency (NSA) suggests to thwart the bad guys. “This is all about imposing cost on these malicious…

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Malware is Still Going Strong

The term malware describes any types of software that is intended to cause harm. It includes viruses, Trojans, worms, spyware and ransomware. The effects can range from mischievous to devastating, and malware can be found on computers, tablets, phones, and Internet of Things (IoT) devices, including “smart” devices such as…

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Ransomware Crooks Up Their Game

Ransomware attacks increased by 485% from 2019 to 2020, with nearly two-thirds of 2020 attacks occurring in the first half of the year. As with other malware, ransomware has become more sophisticated over time, and is now better able to do its damage. Even though individuals may be hit with…

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Solar Winds Breach

It is bad enough when an account is breached, but what if that account controls network security for thousands of customers, and potentially thousands of their customers as well? Orion software, used by 33,000 organizations to manage their IT resources, was compromised by hackers, giving the criminals access to install…

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