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What Is Adware

Most people familiar with the internet know just how frustrating pop-up ads can be. Over the years, the people creating these pop-ups have figured out new and creative ways to ensure they continue showing up on your computer or mobile device.  One way that they have done this is with adware, which is a type…

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Types of Cybersecurity: Threats, Attacks, and How To Defend Yourself

In today’s highly digital world, cybersecurity has become an important consideration for both businesses and individual consumers. As a whole, cybersecurity is the practice of protecting your digital data from threats. However, there are many different types of cybersecurity, each of which addresses different threats and protects different types of technology.    Understanding these different…

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Do VPNs Protect You From Viruses?

Hackers around the world have become more sophisticated in recent years. As a result, consumers and businesses have looked for new ways to keep themselves safe online. Virtual private networks, or VPNs, have been lauded as one of the best ways to protect yourself online. But does a VPN connection actually protect you from viruses…

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What Is Spyware?

These days, many companies keep important documents and personal information stored online, rather than on paper in a file cabinet. While this approach is much more convenient than physical storage, it also comes with its own unique risks. Malicious software programs, or malware, can compromise your company’s security and put your secure information at risk. …

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2022 Cyber Attack Statistics, Data, and Trends

A cyber attack is an attempt to invade a computer system, multiple computers, or a network infrastructure with the intent to cause some sort of harm. Cybercriminals launch cyberattacks to disrupt, disable or gain unauthorized access to someone else’s computer or network.   A successful cyberattack can enable cybercriminals or hackers to steal, manipulate or…

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How to Identify Phishing Emails

You sign in to your work email and see you have an email from a colleague.    The message says they sent over some documents for you to review.    But you weren’t expecting any documents from them.    You open the attachments to view the documents because the sender’s name is someone you work…

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How Ransomware Works

Introduction Cyberattacks are no longer a matter of if they will happen but when. For SMBs, an attack can easily knock out productivity and result in thousands of dollars in lost time and business. What makes the threat of a cyber-attack even more challenging for such companies is the limited IT resources on hand to…