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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Hackers Can Tap USB Devices in New Attacks, Researchers Warn

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New research says that USB devices like thumb drives, and even keyboards and mice, pose one of the biggest cyber threats to enterprises. Two scientists and researchers with Berlin’s SR Labs presented on the newest cyber threat at the recent “Black Hat” hacking conference in Las Vegas in a presentation titled: “Bad USB – On Accessories that Turn Evil.” Malicious code can creep into these devices through malware on a computer and be used to hack both personal and business computers, according to SR Labs. Karsten Nohl, chief scientist at the German company, said that hackers or malware can load…
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Covering Business Interruptions from System Failures, Cyber Attacks

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As businesses become more connected and rely on their networks, websites and outside cloud services to conduct their operations, failure on any of these fronts poses a serious risk. Your networks, websites and cloud services can all go down for various reasons like system crashes, hardware or electrical failures, or hacking and cyber attacks. Any of these can disrupt or completely freeze your operations, depending on how much your organization has gone digital. With these risks growing, you need to have plans in place for keeping your operations humming along should you encounter an incident. This is important because every…
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