What is social engineering? Social engineering is the act of psychological manipulation of people into performing specific acts (breaking normal security procedures). It is used in over sixty-six percent of all attacks by hackers whether it’s warranty exploitation or attempting to breach company data. According to the FBI, social engineering scams have cost U.S. businesses 1.6 billion since 2013. A couple types of social engineering attacks are called phishing and pretexting. Read more
As you rush to finish all your online holiday shopping, you could become a victim of cyber crime
In fact, one out of four holiday shoppers has been a victim of an online hack in the past 12 months, according to a recent CNET survey.
Here are five ways to protect yourself while shopping online so you can keep your bank accounts and credit cards safe.
- Update your device’s mobile operating system – Be sure you’re running the latest version of the operating system on your phone, tablet and computer because it’s more likely that the older versions are not as secure. You should also confirm that your anti-virus/anti-spyware software is running and being updated automatically.