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The Link Between Ransomware and Trojans

The Link Between Ransomware and Trojans

Ransomware attacks have become increasingly common in recent years. Statistics show that over 600 million ransomware attacks were recorded in 2021, compared to just over 300 million in the year prior. While ransomware itself is a type of malware, it's often carried...

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The 4 Primary Categories of Spyware

The 4 Primary Categories of Spyware

Spyware is an all-too-common cyber threat encountered by internet users. According to Malwarebytes, four in five internet users currently have spyware on their devices. Spyware, of course, consists of software that's designed to log, track or otherwise spy on a user's...

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Linux Systems and Viruses: What You Should Know

Linux Systems and Viruses: What You Should Know

Not all computer systems run Windows. When setting up servers, in fact, many businesses use Linux. Originally released in 1991, Linux is an open-source operating system (OS) that's powered by the Linux kernel. While it offers greater protection against viruses than...

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The Basics of IP Whitelisting and How It Works

The Basics of IP Whitelisting and How It Works

Maintaining a secure network requires monitoring Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. If you discover any malicious traffic, you can blacklist the problematic IP addresses. Most firewalls support IP blacklisting. Blacklisting an IP address will prevent all traffic from...

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The Beginner’s Guide to Incremental Backups

The Beginner’s Guide to Incremental Backups

Data loss can spell disaster for your business. Research shows that over nine in 10 businesses are forced to shut down after experiencing a data loss event. You can protect your business from data loss, however, by creating backups. Backups are copies of your...

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Firewall Pinholes: Is Your Network Unprotected?

Firewall Pinholes: Is Your Network Unprotected?

A firewall is an invaluable asset in your business's cybersecurity strategy. Whether hardware- or network-based, it will protect against malicious traffic. Cyber attacks often involve malicious traffic. A hacker may perform a brute-force attack to try and access an...

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Why Your Small Business Needs Antivirus Software

Why Your Small Business Needs Antivirus Software

As a small business owner, you can't ignore the importance of antivirus software. Computer viruses, as well as other forms of malware, target consumers and businesses alike. According to a U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) report, however, nearly one in three...

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The Employer’s Guide to Cyber Readiness

The Employer’s Guide to Cyber Readiness

Cybercrimes are becoming more rampant worldwide as cyberattacks like ransomware, malware and phishing become commonplace. With global cybercrime damage amounting to $16 billion a day, it’s important for businesses to have cyber readiness to avoid financial damage to...

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