In late July 2020, technology giant Garmin fell victim to a ransomware attack that halted operations across the board. Encrypted company data meant customers could not access the information synced from their devices. Aviation and GPS communications were unavailable. Even customer support was inaccessible. Garmin ultimately opted to pay the multi-million-dollar ransom to regain access. […]
“Well, there’s a sign upon your door Gone phishin’ You ain’t workin’ anymore…” (with apologies to Bing and Satchmo) When it comes to compromising data security, cybercriminals have a vast selection of tools at their disposal. Their most effective tool, however, is the one that exploits your weakest link – your employees. Phishing attacks account […]
Collecting customer information can make you a target for cyber attacks. As hackers get more sophisticated, you must do the same to keep your business safe.
Business wireless networks require more security than the average home network. If your business uses WiFi, you may be more vulnerable than you think.
While companies still need to protect their physical assets, they must also consider protecting the very lifeblood of their business: data. Fortunately, today’s business security is better thanks to technology.
Spectre and Meltdown belong to a category of vulnerabilities called “chip hacks.” These affect the processors of computers, phones, and tablets. Both hacks rely on the manipulation of processor operations in order to retrieve sensitive data. Spectre exploits a design flaw by tricking programs to perform unnecessary actions, potentially exposing confidential data. Meanwhile, Meltdown grabs information from the processor that ordinarily would not be accessible.
Please note that both of these hacks would require an actual malicious attempt by a hacker. Without the manipulation of the processor’s operations, private information, such as passwords, is relatively safe. However, if we’ve learned anything about security flaws, it’s that someone, somewhere, will make an attempt before a patch can be applied. The potential for your passwords to be exposed is real.