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Is It Safe to Use Online Survey Sites?
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Is It Safe to Use Online Survey Sites?

You've probably heard of taking paid surveys online if you've ever looked for side jobs to earn additional money. but is it safe to use online survey sites? The surveys are offered by numerous websites, and in exchange for completing them, users will receive cash, gift cards, or other modest benefits. Due to the fact that so many different businesses use paid online surveys to do market research, the industry is genuine. However, there are some survey sites that are actually sites made by scammers or cybercriminals among the many legitimate online paid surveys. They are primarily made to gather your personal data in order to commit identity theft. How can you determine which online paid surveys are safe to participate in and which ones you should avoid? What to watch out for when ta...
Online Dating Risks for Youngsters in 2022
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Online Dating Risks for Youngsters in 2022

Are you also crazy about online dating, but do you know? About online dating risks for youngsters in 2022. You may be a little hesitant to believe it at first, but it is true that there are risks involved in meeting strangers online. Everything is moving online, and the bulk of us spend our free time conversing with friends or browsing the internet. The idea of internet dating has become more popular over the past several years. On dating websites or apps, people can connect after a meeting. For teenagers and young adults, online dating can be thrilling and enjoyable, but it also has certain drawbacks. It can be frightening for children to divulge sensitive information to someone they don't even know. Relationships on social media are becoming more widespread, but heartbreaks and da...
How to Stay Safe While Using Online Dating Apps
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How to Stay Safe While Using Online Dating Apps

Are you also using online dating apps, but you are worried about security so don't worry in this blog we will tell you how to stay safe while using online dating apps. Online dating has risen in acceptance and appeal since the first dating service debuted in the 1990s. In addition to the benefits of finding a mate, there are risks associated with using it, such as online scams and unwelcome or threatening conduct. Millions of individuals use it to find love and friendship. It's critical to be aware of potential risks and how to avoid them in order to have a good, safe dating experience. Check Below for the Best Online Dating Safety Tips There are steps you can do to increase online dating safety, even while you are not at fault if someone acts aggressively or inappropriately tow...
How to Set Up a Secure Internet Connection at Home
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How to Set Up a Secure Internet Connection at Home

How to set up a secure internet connection at home? are you also searching for the answer to this question so you are at the right place, because we know you rely so much on your home wi-fi you use it for online banking, for paying your credit card, for reserving hotel rooms, for chatting with friends and for watching movies. There's a lot going on there. And in many situations, residential Wi-Fi is used to connect anything from computers and phones to security systems, thermostats, and air conditioners. This is advantageous. Your home Wi-Fi network, however, can become a hangout for scammers, hackers, and other cybercriminals if it is not secured. Nearly all of the gadgets that connect to your home Wi-Fi network could be compromised by a minor security flaw. Your credit card gatewa...
Hacking WhatsApp accounts with counterfeit phones is discovered by researchers
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Hacking WhatsApp accounts with counterfeit phones is discovered by researchers

Hacking WhatsApp accounts with counterfeit phones is become a very important topic nowadays, So today we will tell you in this blog how this hacking is happening and how to avoid it. Multiple trojans are targeting WhatsApp and WhatsApp Business messaging apps on budget Android devices that are counterfeit versions of popular smartphone brands. The malware, which Doctor Web first identified in July 2022, was found in at least four different cellphones' system partitions: the P48pro, Redmi Note 8, Note30u, and Mate40. The cybersecurity company stated in a report released that "all cases are connected by the fact that the hacked devices were copycats of well-known brand-name products." "Further, they had old OS versions installed on them and no current OS information was displayed i...
Data Breach Costs Reach New Record High
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Data Breach Costs Reach New Record High

The average cost of a data breach globally now stands at $4.35m, up nearly 13% on 2020 figures and a new all-time record, according to IBM. The tech giant’s annual Cost of a Data Breach Report, now in its 17th year, was compiled from interviews with 550 organizations in 17 countries breached between March 2021 and March 2022. Aside from the headline findings, which represent a 2.6% increase on last year’s report, the firm claimed that consumers are suffering disproportionately from these incidents. It said that 60% of breached organizations put their prices up following a breach, adding to runaway global inflation. Phishing is the most expensive cause of breach events, resulting in average costs of $4.9m for victim organizations, while compromised credential...
Senators Introduce Quantum Encryption Preparedness Law
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Senators Introduce Quantum Encryption Preparedness Law

A bill to help secure US government cryptographic systems against attack from quantum computers has passed the House and has now advanced to the Senate. The Quantum Computing Cybersecurity Preparedness Act introduces requirements for federal agencies to identify systems using cryptography and prioritize them for migration. The Act, co-sponsored by senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), calls for every executive agency to create an inventory of all the cryptographic systems in use, along with the IT systems that they will prioritize for migration to post-quantum cryptography. They will also define processes for evaluating the process of that migration. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) also has a role under the Act. Within 15 months of the law com...
Global Firms Fear the Worst Over Risk Management Failures
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Global Firms Fear the Worst Over Risk Management Failures

Over half (54%) of global organizations believe their risk assessments aren’t mature enough, potentially exposing them to escalating cyber-threats, according to Trend Micro. The security vendor polled over 6290 IT and business decision makers from over 29 countries to compile its latest research. A third (32%) of respondents said that assessing risk is the main area of attack surface management they struggle with. As a result, they feel most exposed to ransomware (83%), phishing (85%) and IoT attacks (81%). Many (28%) said they are struggling with manual approaches to attack surface mapping, while a third (32%) claimed they’re laboring with multiple tech stacks. As a result, only two-fifths (40%) can accurately use risk assessments to detail things like attack attempt freq...
Racoon Stealer is Back — How to Protect Your Organization
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Racoon Stealer is Back — How to Protect Your Organization

The Racoon Stealer malware as a service platform gained notoriety several years ago for its ability to extract data that is stored within a Web browser. This data initially included passwords and cookies, which sometimes allow a recognized device to be authenticated without a password being entered. Racoon Stealer was also designed to steal auto-fill data, which can include a vast trove of personal information ranging from basic contact data to credit card numbers. As if all of that were not enough, Racoon Stealer also had the ability to steal cryptocurrency and to steal (or drop) files on an infected system. As bad as Racoon Stealer might have been, its developers have recently created a new version that is designed to be far more damaging than the version that previously existed....
Stand Down, Marketers: Zero Trust is Not a Product
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Stand Down, Marketers: Zero Trust is Not a Product

It’s surprising what marketing has been able to do with such an off-putting term. In almost any context outside of security, zero trust has few, if any, positive connotations. “There is zero, I repeat, zero trust between us” is not really something most people want to hear. It’s abrasive, even aggressive. When we start talking about zero trust in a workplace context, employees feel targeted, like they’re under observation. Privacy advocates surface as if by magic. Since trust is an integral part of the workplace ecosystem (a botanical term hijacked by corporate speak, by the way), the confusion is understandable.  Why All the Hype with Zero Trust? Most people, including IT leaders, see trust as important. We like to broadcast where we place that trust – even to the point...