Important Information About Cybersecurity and Your Website

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Anyone who pays attention to current events, from Yahoo! to the Democratic National Committee, knows the topic of 2016 and 2017 is cybersecurity. However, hackers are not just interested in attacking governments and large corporations. They will target any size website or business, exploiting common vulnerabilities with automated attacks. Therefore, while you may think your website is not worth their time, small business websites are bombarded daily. 

Many hackers want to use your site so they can hide and spread malware, and the majority of attacks are not for the purpose of stealing your data or damaging your website. Instead, the goal of many hackers is exploiting your server to send spam email or as a web server for illegal files. These hackers use automated scripts, scouring the Internet in an attempt to exploit the known website security issues of commonly used software. 

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Identifying Pop-up Support Fraud on a PC

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The latest pop-up support scams use remote software to gain desktop access to a victim’s computer. Pop-up support scams are a malicious threat to a PC operating system, stored files, and a victim's PayPal, credit card or bank account.

Third-party Technical Support Advertising Fraud

In 2014, Microsoft filed a lawsuit against a company operating a remote access scam with the software brand’s trademark. Identifying fraudulent pop-up support messages, say consumer advocates, is not always easy. While not all criminals are so brazen as to appropriate trusted software branding as part of a scam, use of a solution product name is often enough to mislead a computer user to respond to a phony technical support prompt.

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Cybersecurity - Top Concerns for 2017

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Anyone paying attention to the news in 2016 has probably heard of the growing threats that some companies have already had to meet head on.  As hackers and criminals become more sophisticated in their methods, it is even more important for businesses to ensure they prepare for anything that might occur in 2017.

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