IT jargon: a glossary of cybersecurity terms

IT jargon: a glossary of cybersecurity terms

Everyone hates jargon. It’s ostracizing and off-putting, but somehow we just keep creating more and more of it. For those who have adopted an “if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em” philosophy, we have just the list for you. Let’s take a look at some of the most relevant cybersecurity terms making the rounds today.

Beware of these social engineering tactics

Beware of these social engineering tactics

As the spectacle and competitive atmosphere of the Rio Olympic Games have drawn the world’s attention, hackers who use social engineering are inching closer to our private information. Although our systems may be prepared for the likes of malware and worms, social engineering is a different beast of its own.

Two new tools for defeating ransomware

Two new tools for defeating ransomware

A simple Google search of “ransomware” returns just over 9 million results. So, too, does a search for “Three Mile Island,” the location of the late-70’s Pennsylvania nuclear meltdown. And while we don’t mean to equate the near catastrophe of the latter to having your company’s data hijacked by computer hackers, ransomware can in many cases end in disaster for your business.

The latest WordPress release fixes major issues

The latest WordPress release fixes major issues

Although WordPress is more secure than it used to be, outdated installations can be a potential threat to your website and the data that is hosted on the servers. In an attempt to shut down hackers before they can exploit vulnerabilities, the WordPress security team recently rolled out a new version that patches security loopholes and fixes several known bugs.

NBA team latest victim of spoofed email

NBA team latest victim of spoofed email

According to Yahoo! Sports, last month a Milwaukee Bucks team employee unknowingly sent out names, addresses, Social Security numbers, compensation information and dates of birth of players to a spoofed email account operated by a hacker. Before we judge too harshly, the Bucks are simply the latest victim in what is a threat to businesses of all sizes.

Threat alert: self-replicating ransomware

Threat alert: self-replicating ransomware

Microsoft recently announced the detection of self-propagating iterations of malware. With this evolution, it is important for SMBs to update their understanding of this security threat in order to properly protect themselves.

Ransomware, the malware that encrypts data on infected systems and demands payment to return access to users, has been steadily increasing its infection rate this year.

Image uploader security flaw discovered

Image uploader security flaw discovered

Unfortunately, we’re confronted with new web security threats every day, and today is no different. Experts have exposed a flaw in ImageMagick, one of the internet’s most commonly used image processors, that could put your site in harm’s way. By learning more about this vulnerability you’ll take the first step toward better protecting your content.