Category Archives: Security
The internet certainly provides us with many conveniences. You can now do anything from check your email to run a company strictly online with a few essential tools. Though this convenience has certainly improved the lives of many, there are precautions that must be made when utilizing the World Wide Web. With a heightened use of the internet also come the potential risks for fraud, scams, and viruses which can wreak havoc on your personal/professional data along with your internet capable devices.
As long as people have been connecting to the Internet, there have been viruses. And since most of us have been dealing with them for close to a few decades now, we think we have them figured out— or at least, know how to avoid them.
The sheer fact that viruses still exist and still infect computers indicates that we actually don’t have them entirely figured out, though. In fact, it’s rather surprising how many people still believe many myths and misconceptions about viruses and other types of malware, as well as antivirus software. To help clear up the confusion, we’ve come up with a list of seven of the most common myths, and the truth that you need to know.
Losing the WiFi connection at work is possibly one of the more detrimental things that can happen to you and your team, ruining a large part of your workflow and communications strategy and causing countless moments of frustration among both your employees and clients. Generally the smaller your business is, the more reliable on WiFi you become. Meaning that all time spent with a crashed system is time your competitors, especially those with more stable connections, up their game and edge you out.
When you’re running a busy e-commerce site, high-traffic blog, or application that you’ve developed, cloud hosting helps you meet demand and avoid costly downtime. In fact, your hosting provider probably already uses cloud computing to host your site, whether or not you realize it.
The internet can be a very dangerous place, as data thieves and other potential criminals are all looking for an easy way to obtain information. While this was traditionally conducted through e-mail scams, modern techniques involving phishing and simply hacking into data in-transit and obtaining it.
In late September 2014, the security world was rocked by the revelation of the Bash bug, also called Shellshock. Researchers warned that the vulnerability could be worse than Heartbleed, and the U.S. National Vulnerability Database rated it a 10 out of 10 on its severity scale.