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Avoiding the Cyber Crooks

Avoiding the Cyber Crooks

Imagine finding out that your computer has been hacked. The hackers leave you a message: if you want your data back, you must pay them $300 in bitcoin. This was what happened to hundreds of thousands of PC users in May 2017 when they were attacked by the WannaCry malware, which exploited security flaws in Windows.

How can you plan to avoid cyberattacks and other attempts to take your money over the Internet? Be wary, and if attacked, respond quickly.

Your Personal Email as a Doorway for Hackers

Your Personal Email as a Doorway for Hackers

There isn’t a single online application or website that we use more frequently than our email. Email addresses have long since expired their role of exclusively sending and receiving instant messages. We use our email address to register for online services and subscriptions, to send and receive confidential information, and to set up social media accounts, financial apps, and much more. Because of the diverse use of our email addresses, and the countless subscriptions and personal accounts it is linked to, our personal email is putting us at an increased risk for online hacks and identity theft. Hackers don’t need much to access these private channels of your life. Just having your email address stolen poses a great threat.