Computer-ErrorThis month of November is a great way to educate online users about the risks this holiday season and the security measures to stay safe from them. Security experts strengthen their campaign against online hacking and information phishing by issuing tips on how to stay safe and secured this coming holiday season.

Aside from the campaign for the public, experts also encourage every company to participate too by launching pre-holiday messages addressing their employees. This is also to inspire them to stay safe online by setting awareness campaigns on the current scams today and device plans on how to stay away from them and to prevent future damages.

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Online Security For Businesses

Screen-exclamationBusinesses face a huge data risks and fraud. These risks include hacking of personal information, financial accounts, credit card information, and other sensitive data. Safeguard your business from these risks by using a password manager for generating strong passwords. Make sure that these passwords are kept safely at all times.

Perform encrypting procedures such as two-step verification that requires anyone to type the password twice or more, or ask for a verification code before accessing an account. All business personnel must be warned about phishing attacks, links and malware from unsolicited emails, and attempts to access company information. Lastly, use VPN keep sensitive information from untrusted users.

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globe2As Christmas season approaches, some people prefer the convenience of online shopping. But there are things you must consider to keep you safe from fraud, which also roams around this season. Among these tips include being aware of ‘too good to be true’ deals. Scams may come in many forms but they are not reviewed mostly.

Look for genuine and safe online stores. Use private and secured connections when making payment and purchases. Review your account settings regularly. It is also advised to keep your personal information safe and change passwords regularly. It is also better to have a low credit limit on credit cards.

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Tips To Avoid Worst Passwords  

Screen-exclamationAccording to TeamsID, the team that helps online users manage their passwords, 98% of hacked accounts use worst passwords. Here are ways to create stronger passwords for a secured online account.

Avoid using obvious and easy passwords such as ‘qwerty’, ‘passphrase’ ‘1234’ and the like of those combinations. The team also discourages people from using names and places that anyone can see from your social media accounts. Create strong passwords by using combinations of random things. Do not use patterns. You can also think of words that do not exist to be your password. Lastly, use password managers for a system-generated characters.

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Computer-WarningIP cameras, the devices used to watch over a perimeter for security are also susceptible to hacking, just like any other internet connected devices. This is why Foscam, a professional networking and security group offers tips to keep your IP Cams safe.

First, change the default username and password of the device and make sure that it is protected by an updated firmware that can be downloaded from http://www.foscam.com/down3.aspx. Install the firmware and make sure that you change the default port because the hackers are too familiar with them and can change the port without hacking your cameras. Check device regularly for log monitoring.

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Staying Safe in Online Banking

MailOnline banking is one of the most convenient way to transfer, withdraw or pay online today. however, it also opens an opportunity for criminals to hack accounts and personal information. The Minnesota Department of Commerce urges online bankers to follow these advices for a safer online banking. First, make sure that your bank uses a multifactor authentication, a method that requires users to type their passcodes twice or more to accessing an account. Use strong passwords, keep it safe, and make sure that your device is protected by an updated antivirus. Do not open unsolicited emails or answer calls that ask for your banking information. Regularly monitor your bank account and log out after every session.

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globe2Businesses are doing everything to keep their data, IT systems, email accounts and mobile devices as safe as they could. Experts have been offering advices but the problem on security is still there. Innovations are being implanted by companies such as huge data analytics to assess risk in software development. However, security risk stands still.

Before doing the technical process like encryption and the likes, let’s start with the basic such as utilizing the use of complicated passwords, using security questions, regular monitoring of your financial data, verifying an attachment before you click it and updating both your anti-virus and OS.

Source: e Week

globe2Although October ended as the Cybersecurity Awareness Month, November is a great time to introduce security measures for the holidays. The awareness campaign for this pre-holiday season is marked by security experts and advisors to keep the public safe from online hacking and information phishing.

Experts still encourage everyone to join the campaign and be safe. They also encourage companies to launch pre-holiday messages to their employees inspiring them to stay safe online – whether it is at work or even at home. It is also important to keep employees aware of current scams, stay away from them, and prevent further damages.

Source: CS Online

Computer-ErrorSmall businesses are susceptible to cyber attacks, causing them thousands of dollars and putting their business at risk. The following security tips are specially designed for SMBs.

First, do not assume security in all your transactions so keep all your pertinent information safe at all times. Second, make sure to perform password alteration in a regular basis. If you ran out of ideas, you can use an app to help you in password creation and management. And last but not the least; try using Open Source solutions if possible, as it is easier to detect security flaws in these solutions.

Source: Tech Republic