As small business owners are busy with the everyday tasks of running their companies, they often neglect Internet security. Small business owners are too busy working on increasing customers and growing their businesses. To do this, small business owners often use social media to communicate with their customers. This is where security becomes important, especially when small business owners access the Internet away from their home offices. Protect your business from cyber attacks As you grow your business, it is important to find a local IT consultant who specializes in security. But, before you commit to one, there are a few things that you can do to protect your business from cyber attacks: Use complex passwords that are not easy to predict. Change your passwords on a regular basis, like on the 10th of every month. Use different passwords for each account. Hire employees that you trust. Be alert to unusual activity on your accounts. Only use private WiFi for sensitive transactions. Secure your computers and data Small business owners should secure their computers, data, and financial information from potential cybercrime. One place small business owners can turn is Kaspersky Lab and their new Kaspersky Small Office Security solution. This easy solution offers several features that small business owners appreciate. They include: Protection against crypto-miners and ransomware that can invade servers Support for Microsoft Windows during updates and reboots Updated notifications for product alerts, so customers have fewer interruptions Upgraded console that is easier to use than previous versions Are you protected? According to Kaspersky Lab, nearly one-third of small businesses, especially those with 50 or fewer employees are not properly protected from cybercrimes. This gives cybercriminals a relatively good chance of attacking vulnerable businesses. Those businesses without proper security often rely on an employee to provide the security, even though the employee may not have any training in cybersecurity. Those small businesses without cyber-protection no longer need to worry, because Kaspersky Small Office Security offers an affordable option for businesses with five to 50 employees. Along with providing outstanding security against the latest types of cybercrimes like crypto-mining and…
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WannaCry is back. The infamous malware that already caused damage worth of up to $100 million strikes again, this time infecting TSMC’s network. As a result, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co,… Read more » The post TSMC Stops Its Production Lines Due to WannaCry Infection appeared first on Noobpreneur.com.
A few folks have reported a new ransomware technique that preys upon corporate inability to keep passwords safe. The notes – which are usually aimed at instilling fear – are simple: the hacker says “I know that your password is X. Give me a bitcoin and I won’t blackmail you.” Programmer Can Duruk reported getting the email today. Woah. This is cool. A Bitcoin ransom with using what I think is passwords from a big leak. Pretty neat since people would be legit scared when they see their password. The concealed part is actually an old password I used to use. pic.twitter.com/clEYiFqvHY — can (@can) July 11, 2018 The email reads: I’m aware that X is your password. You don’t know me and you’re thinking why you received this e mail, right? Well, I actually placed a malware on the porn website and guess what, you visited this web site to have fun (you know what I mean). While you were watching the video, your web browser acted as a RDP (Remote Desktop) and a keylogger which provided me access to your display screen and webcam. Right after that, my software gathered all your contacts from your Messenger, Facebook account, and email account. What exactly did I do? I made a split-screen video. First part recorded the video you were viewing (you’ve got a fine taste haha), and next part recorded your webcam (Yep! It’s you doing nasty things!). What should you do? Well, I believe, $1400 is a fair price for our little secret. You’ll make the payment via Bitcoin to the below address (if you don’t know this, search “how to buy bitcoin” in Google) . BTC Address: 1Dvd7Wb72JBTbAcfTrxSJCZZuf4tsT8V72 (It is cAsE sensitive, so copy and paste it) Important: You have 24 hours in order to make the payment. (I have an unique pixel within this email message, and right now I know that you have read this email). If I don’t get the payment, I will send your video to all of your contacts including relatives, coworkers, and so forth. Nonetheless, if I do get paid, I…
Despite their prevalence, SMBs have traditionally been under-served when it comes to cyber security options, especially in comparison to what’s available to larger organisations. Historically, cyber criminal activity has focused on consumers and large enterprises as the most lucrative targets. And while these audiences continue to be a focus, the number of security solutions available The post Improve your cyber security using the ‘Check and Change’ method appeared first on Small Business.
It’s been a year since WannaCry ransomware hit the NHS, but 40 per cent of businesses feel more exposed to a cyber attack than ever. In a Tanium survey of 500 frontline IT security workers in the UK, around a third admitted there was panic immediately after the WannaCry attack, but many haven’t taken the action The post Businesses feel more exposed to a cyber attack than ever appeared first on Small Business.