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Is your Business Safe from Virtual Threats?

Is Your Business Safe from Online Threats?

Did you know that 50% of small business owners think their businesses are too small to be targeted by the thieves of the virtual world? Contrary to popular belief, 72% of hacker attacks often happen to smaller firms – firms with less than 100 employees! So how prepared is your SMB? Here’s a checklist to help you find out how vulnerable you are to these attacks.

1. Do you have Antivirus protection? – An antivirus software program can protect you from threats that originate from emails such as phishing and virus attacks. However, the most striking fact is that 61% of small businesses don’t install any antivirus software! If you are one of them, then it’s time to change!

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Tips to identify and prevent phishing or spoofing emails (2 min read)

First of all, phishing and spoofing are similar forms of attacks, but not the same. What is the difference between phishing and spoofing emails?

Phishing is a type of social engineering technique that attempts to acquire sensitive information such as passwords, credit cards, social security numbers, etc. Phishing poses as a trustworthy person, so when you get the email it seems like its coming from someone you know. Phishing attacks can be started with a spoofing email. An example of phishing is getting an email from American Express asking you to reset your password, the email may come from what it seems a valid email address, but if look closely, there may be some misspelled words, once you click on the link it takes you a website that looks like American Express but is not, you enter your username and password, and the attackers gain access to your bank account.

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Closing the month of October we’ve researched different tips for Cyber security, chances are that you, your company, family or friends have been victims.
With these tips you can help protect your organization and your loved ones.

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