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How to Protect Your Company Against Supply Chain Attacks

With the tidal wave of supply chain attacks in the last few years (think SolarWinds and NotPetya), companies need to be more wary than ever about who they trust to make their software. The stakes are high. If you’re like most organizations, you can’t produce all of your software in-house. That means you’ll have to…

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How to Scan Your PC for Malware for Free

Are you suspicious that your computer is infected with malware? Microsoft has a built-in program that runs a malware scan on your PC for free. It’s incredibly simple, and it keeps your computer safe. In the past, Windows Security had a reputation for being useless, but now it’s on par with Avast and Kaspersky. In…

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What Are the Risks of Biometrics and Can They Be Hacked?

We’ve all had some pretty crazy images burned in our brains watching science-fiction biometrics in movies over the years.  Iris recognition was a big thing in Blade Runner because it distinguished the replicants from the humans. In The 6th Day, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s clone enters an elevator using a stolen thumb for fingerprint recognition.    And there…

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Biggest Security Vulnerabilities With WordPress Plugins

WordPress powers over 40 percent of the web. The user-friendly content management system allows non-web developers to create and run websites, through the use of plugins. WordPress plugins let you add functionalities and features to a website without having to know how to code. They can be immensely useful but they can also slow down…

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Red Team vs. Blue Team: Cybersecurity Color Wars

When you hear red team vs. blue team you might think of those old games of capture the flag. When you find out it’s related to cybersecurity you may think it’s a reference to The Matrix. Do you take the red pill or the blue pill? But in cybersecurity, these are the two approaches to…

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Is your Smartwatch Secure, or Could It Make You a Target for Cybercriminals?

Smartwatches became all the rage with tech-savvy consumers when they hit the market in 2015. With all the high-tech features of a smaller smartphone right on your wrist, and even some new bells and whistles, what could go wrong, right? Unfortunately, a lot. But that doesn’t mean you have to ditch your favorite new gadget.…

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The Safest Way to Back Up Your Phone Data

When it comes to losing your phone or having your personal data stolen, you probably think, “That’s never going to happen to me.” This conviction might be driving your phone security habits. The problem is this: once it does happen, it’s too late to do anything to protect yourself. While it may seem like backing…

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How to Do a Security Check of Your 1Password

With more passwords to keep track of than ever before, writing down all of your usernames and passwords on a notepad next to your computer just isn’t going to cut it. If your solution is to use the same password for every website, you’re just asking to be hacked (particularly if that password is “password”).…

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