The importance of HTTPS

Mar 7, 2018 1:00:16 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2018march7webandcloud_a, chrome, Encryption, Firefox, http, HTTPS, https everywhere, phishing, security, Web & Cloud, web browsing

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Very few internet users understand the meaning of the padlock icon in their web browser’s address bar. It represents HTTPS, a security feature that authenticates websites and protects the information users submit to them. Let’s go over some user-friendly HTTPS best practices to help you surf the web safely.

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Protect your Mac from security threats

Feb 23, 2018 1:00:12 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2018february23apple_a, Apple, Encryption, firewall, firmware, Mac, password, privacy, security, server

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Mac users follow certain steps to maintain privacy and protect company data. But if you're too busy or short on resources, you might place security lower on your to-do list. Whatever your reason, the threat is real and you need to take steps to protect yourself.

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Phishers use encrypted sites to scam

Dec 22, 2017 1:00:15 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2017december22security_a, cyber security, Encryption, HTTPS, phishing scam, Security

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Just when you thought cyber criminals couldn’t get smarter, along comes a new scamming technique. Previously used for safeguarding browsing activity, encryption tools are now used by hackers in carrying out phishing scams. This means some fraudulent sites may have HTTPS on their address, giving users a false sense of security.

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Cybersecurity Essentials: VPN

Dec 6, 2017 1:00:03 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2017december6security_a, cybersecurity, Encryption, ip leaking, privacy, Security, server, virtual private network, vpn

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Whether it’s because of government surveillance or cyberattacks, internet users are more concerned than ever about the privacy of their online activities. Unfortunately, security measures like firewalls and antivirus software can’t help you in this case, but there’s one that can: Virtual Private Network (VPN).

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macOS High Sierra gives away your password

Oct 18, 2017 1:00:02 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2017october18apple_a, apfs, Apple, bugs, Encryption, hard drive partitions, high sierra, macos, vulnerabilities

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A glaring security mistake has been discovered in Apple’s most recent desktop operating system. It’s not the sort of vulnerability that requires complicated malware or IT knowledge; anyone can learn this exploit in a matter of minutes to steal your password. Here’s how to stop that from happening.

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Beware of healthcare IoT security risks

Oct 2, 2017 1:00:03 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2017october2healthcare_a, authentication, electronic healthcare records, Encryption, Healthcare, internet of things, intrusion prevention systems, iot, security, updates

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The Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential to completely revolutionize the healthcare industry. Innovations like smart pacemakers and fitness trackers monitor patients’ vitals and unearth patterns that can lead to more accurate diagnoses. But like any new technology, it also brings a slew of security risks healthcare professionals need to address.

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How will blockchain affect healthcare?

Jul 31, 2017 1:00:00 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2017july31healthcare_a, blockchain, data security, Encryption, Healthcare, new technology, ransomware

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New IT trends are usually equal parts exciting and confusing. Today, that generalization describes blockchain technology perfectly. It’s a complex concept that has the potential to totally revolutionize every industry -- including healthcare. Even if you have no plan to invest in blockchain soon, you need to understand what it is.

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How to reduce data loss in Office 365

May 29, 2017 1:00:43 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2017may29office_a, access management, calendar sharing, compliance, data security, Encryption, mobile device management, multi-factor authentication, Office, office 365, policy alerts, session timeouts

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For businesses, the security of sensitive data is critical. If this information is lost or stolen, it could lead to crippling financial losses, legal disputes, and more importantly, loss of customer trust. And while those of you with Microsoft Office 365 installed have some security and compliance tools, there are still some data protection best practices you need to consider. Here are seven of them:

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Is the government really spying on you?

Apr 6, 2017 1:00:17 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2017april6security_a, Apple, cybersecurity, Encryption, iPhone, Microsoft, samsung, Security, wikileaks, Windows

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Wikileaks, the website that anonymously publishes leaked information, recently released a number of documents alleging widespread surveillance by the US government. The released documents claim that the vast majority of these efforts took place via smartphones, messaging apps and...TVs? Let’s see just how worrisome they really are.

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Fantom: the latest cybersecurity spectre

Sep 7, 2016 1:00:10 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2016september7_microsoftwindowsnewsandtips_a, cybersecurity, data, downtime, Encryption, fake, fantom, file, ruse, smb, threat, update, vulnerability, Windows

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It’s hard to deny how quickly the different types of ransomware multiply -- they do so faster than rabbits during mating season. Ransomware vary in appearance, subtlety, and targets. The latest addition to the extensive list of ransomware varieties is Fantom. This cybersecurity nightmare adopts a facade that many would have no qualms trusting. Like many other things, these technologically menacing forces are like “a wolf in sheep’s clothing” -- impending danger lurks beneath the most seemingly innocent guises.

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