How to Avoid Public Wi-Fi Security Risks

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Every Wi-Fi connection is vulnerable to an unprecedented security flaw that allows hackers to snoop on Internet traffic and potentially access your personally identifiable information and passwords, researchers revealed recently. The vulnerability is the first to be found in the modern encryption techniques that have been used to secure Wi-Fi networks for the last 14 years. In theory, this kind of an attack – dubbed the Krack attack – allows a hacker within range of a Wi-Fi network to inject computer viruses into Internet networks, and read communications like passwords, credit card numbers and photos sent over the Internet. But,…
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Ward off Phishing Attacks by Training up Your Staff

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Cyber attacks are on the rise, and “phishing” – the practice of tricking insiders into answering e-mails, clicking links or otherwise exposing company networks to criminal intruders – is a leading tactic. Modern encryption can thwart many hackers, so crooks are focusing on the weakest link in the chain – people themselves. A recent study from the Anti-Phishing Working Group logged more than 1.2 million phishing attacks in 2016, an increase of 56% from the previous year. Furthermore, an analysis of known attacks from PhishMe, a company that helps employers guard themselves against e-mail-related frauds, estimates that nine out of…
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