Mac security 101: Ransomware

Whenever a new strain of ransomware is discovered, Mac users are barely affected by the news. But there are rare occasions where ransomware specifically targets Mac computers. Being aware of and knowing how to defend against these threats is crucial if your business mostly relies on Mac devices. Here’s what you need to know about […]

Gmail’s proactive anti-phishing enhancements

To this day, cybercriminals still have an old reliable weapon in their arsenal — email. With it, criminals can fool recipients into revealing personal information or clicking on a malware-ridden attachment. This kind of scam is called phishing, and it continues to persist because many people still fall for it. To protect email users from […]

Understanding HTTPS

Are you an avid online shopper? Have you noticed if each payment page has HTTPS in its URL lead-up? If you’re not absolutely sure, you might be a prime target for identity theft. Here’s why you should make sure that the websites you browse for shopping have a little padlock icon on them in the […]

How to protect your iPhone from phishers

While iOS is relatively more difficult to penetrate than other operating systems, clever criminals have found a way to breach its security. Through voice phishing, scammers are tricking iPhone users by pretending to be from Apple Support and asking for their login credentials. Here’s what you can do so you don’t fall prey to these […]

Safe web browsing requires HTTPS

How many times this month have you paid for something online using your credit card? Was each payment page secured by HTTPS? If you’re not 100% certain, you’re a prime target for identity theft. The padlock icon in your web browser’s address bar is immensely important and it requires your attention. HTTPS Encryption Older web […]

Beware the Mac malware stealing bank info

With a name like OSX.Dok, it’s hard to feel confident about staying ahead of the recent MacOS malware. The cryptic letters foreshadow countless pages of complicated code that most computer users don’t understand at all. Fortunately, avoiding this cyberattack doesn’t require any programming know-how whatsoever. OSX.Dok isn’t new, but it has been improved Originally, this […]

New anti-phishing features for Gmail

Over the years phishing — a social engineering attack that uses seemingly innocuous emails to trick victims into giving away personal information or clicking a malicious link — has grown in sophistication and scale. In order to put a stop to these scams, Google has made some security enhancements for Gmail. Here how the new […]

Google adds phishing defenses for Android

Although hackers are known for unleashing a host of malware to infiltrate critical networks and devices, phishing emails are their most effective attack method. This scam preys on the trust of computer users with seemingly innocuous emails that request for login credentials or prompt a file download. Unlike other attacks, phishing requires only a convincing […]

Cyber-crime and social engineering

For as long as there have been cybercriminals, there have been social engineers, or people who use tricks and scams to force other people to volunteer sensitive information. There are several ways to use social engineering to acquire valuable information like account passwords and bank accounts, but avoiding these scams comes down to one thing: […]

9 cybersecurity terms everyone must know

Everyone, from doctors to lawyers, needs to continue learning to stay ahead of the times. Business owners might have it worst of all, oftentimes needing to stay on top of several industries to keep their company running. Keep reading for a refresher on all the latest trends and buzzwords used in the cybersecurity sector. Malware […]