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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Google studies effects of leaked logins

Nov 21, 2017 1:00:12 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2017november21security_a, account hijacking, data breach, Google, keylogging, multi-factor authentication, Passwords, phishing, research, Security

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Passwords are your first line of defense against hackers. But over the years, they have developed plenty of methods to steal them. To gain a deeper understanding of how cybercriminals operate, Google analyzed the causes of leaked login credentials. Here are the results.

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Old Mac malware gets a facelift

Jul 27, 2017 1:00:03 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2017july27apple_a, Apple, cybersecurity, macos, Malware, OS X, phishing

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In yet another sign that Apple computers are no longer being ignored by hackers, a successful piece of Windows-based malware has been rewritten for MacOS. Instead of encrypting data and holding it for ransom, OSX.Dok skips the extortion and simply steals your bank account information. Read on to learn what you can do to prevent an infection.

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WannaCry: A historic cyberattack

May 25, 2017 1:00:17 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2017may25security_a, cybersecurity, employee training, Malware, perimeter security, phishing, ransomware, Security, software updates, wannacry

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No one can escape the news of WannaCry. The IT industry has been covering this type of malware for years, but never has one campaign spread so far or infected so many computers. Read on to gain a greater understanding of what happened and how to prepare yourself for the inevitable copy cats.

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New phishing protection for Gmail on Android

May 18, 2017 1:00:37 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2017may18android_a, Android, anti-phishing, gmail, google docs, mobile security, phishing, safe browsing, security

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One of the most common ways hackers infiltrate networks is by using phishing scams -- fraudulent emails to trick unwitting users into giving away login credentials or downloading malware. Although this is the oldest trick in a hacker’s arsenal, it’s still an incredibly effective attack method. To blunt the potency of these scams, Google released an anti-phishing feature for Gmail apps on Android devices. Read on below to find out how it works.

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The most advanced Gmail phishing scam yet

May 10, 2017 1:00:35 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2017may10security_a, cybersecurity, fancy bear, gmail, Google, oauth, phishing, Security

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As the technology that recognizes and thwarts malware becomes more advanced, hackers are finding it much easier to trick overly trusting humans to do their dirty work for them. Known as social engineering, it’s a dangerous trend that is becoming increasingly prevalent. Read on to educate yourself on how to avoid the most recent scam and those that came before it.

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Microsoft Word bug: What you need to know

Apr 26, 2017 1:00:57 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2017april26office_a, dridex, Malware, Microsoft, Office, phishing, security, security training, Word

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Software developers and hackers are in a constant game of cat and mouse. When cybercriminals find new security bugs to exploit, tech companies have to quickly release a solution that secures those vulnerabilities. Just this month, Microsoft released a patch to eliminate a Word exploit designed to steal user information. If you’re an avid Microsoft Word user, here’s what you need to know about the bug.

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The phishing craze that’s blindsiding users

Apr 24, 2017 1:00:47 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2017april24security_a, browsers, cybersecurity, homographs, Malware, phishing, Security

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Most phishing attacks involve hiding malicious hyperlinks hidden behind enticing ad images or false-front URLs. Whatever the strategy is, phishing almost always relies on users clicking a link before checking where it really leads. But even the most cautious users may get caught up in the most recent scam. Take a look at our advice for how to avoid the newest trend in phishing.

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Social engineering and cyber security

Oct 7, 2016 1:00:51 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2016october7_security_a, cybersecurity, phishing, Security, security, social engineering

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Social engineering is the ability to manipulate people into willfully giving up their confidential information. The data varies, but in terms of cyber security this usually means passwords and bank information. Criminals are using social engineering to gain access to your business and its network by exploiting employees who often don’t have a clue about what is happening. Avoiding it is a matter of training, and we’re here to educate you on the subject.

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9 essential cybersecurity phrases

Sep 21, 2016 1:00:48 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2016september21_security_a, cyber attackers, Malware, patch, phishing, ransomware, Security, security, zero day attack

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As with all technology, trendy phrases come and go with the passing of every IT conference and newly released virus. And when dealing with cybersecurity, keeping up with them all can mean the survival -- or demise -- of a business. If you’re looking for a list of the industry’s most relevant terms, you’ve come to the right place.

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