IT Security

Firm’s Convenience VS Security, A Free Choice

As we have emphasized in this website many times in the past, security and convenience are two opposing principles when it comes to the digital lifestyle of an individual or a business entity. Each time convenience becomes the focus for an entity, the natural side-effect of a wider attack surface is the result. The measure

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The Tale Of Fake Microsoft Tech Support Scheme

A man named Bishap Mittal from North Carolina who apparently operated a “tech support” scheme for four years pleaded guilty for the case of Conspiracy to Access A Protected Computer. This was due to a scamming scheme he perpetuated by his company, Capstone Technologies LLC with an unnamed business partner. The company’s business model is

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Encryption Is Also A Hackers’ Weapon

Encryption has become a staple on how we keep ourselves secure and privately online, especially with our financial transactions today. What is not given much coverage is the fact that the same technology that safeguards our data and keeps ourselves private is accessible as well by the cybercriminals beyond ransomware. The media hyped the spread

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Winning Backup Formula: Mixed Traditional And Cloud Storage

IT security experts have been reminding everyone to “backup, backup, backup” for decades now, in fact since the introduction of peripheral storage devices such as the DVDs and USB flash drives. Backup systems are not products of rocket science, in fact, tape drives have been in the market since at least the 1960s. The high

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Lack Of Policy Of Least Privilege Causes Cyber Attacks

The computer policy of the least privilege is not only an important principle but rather a critical piece of IT security precaution these days. Any organization should practice it, in order to lessen the possibility of unauthorized access or stolen account causing trouble for a system, especially in cloud-based apps and critical IT infrastructures. This

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How To Reverse Bitlocker Encryption On A Corporate PC?

Encryption was once a luxury feature instead of a security requirement, however, as more and more users realize that they are walking with their mobile device loaded with personal data. Corporations and security-conscious individuals have started mandatory encryption policy, in order to prevent theft and loss of data, especially on airports where thousands of laptops

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Google Patches Critical .PNG Security Vulnerability

Good news for Android users. Google has fixed a critical vulnerability that affected Android devices. This bug helps cybercriminals hack Android devices by sending specially crafted PNG (Portable Network Graphics) image files and using the same to execute arbitrary codes. Threatpost reports, “Google has patched a critical vulnerability in its current and legacy versions of

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Increased Security Risks in the Era of Digital Transformation

The new digital transformation era seems to be an era of increased security risks as well. The new era of digital transformation, in which organizations all the world over seek to embrace new technologies, is also an era in which organizations are struggling to implement and attain proper data security. This is what a new

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6 Easy Tips for Ensuring Better Data Security in 2019

Cyberattacks would definitely continue to hit businesses in 2019 too. Cyberattacks, which cost businesses thousands of dollars, could shatter many businesses totally. In the present context, attacks against small businesses are on the rise. Data security should be one of the top priorities for any business today. Here’s a look at how to increase data

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Better IT Security with AI

Today IT security teams are finding it hard to figure out what is an actual threat and what isn’t. The complex network environments have massive data coming in, IT and Artificial intelligence (AI) will help ally to find genuine risk in the midst of all the data if applied correctly. People do things with their

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