In films and TV shows, there are always hackers for hire. From action movies to crime procedurals, a skilled computer hacker can help disable security systems, locate confidential information, or piece together a crime in seconds. It’s easy to dismiss this as fiction and creative license, though. That said, it does make you wonder whether
With so many users making the jump to internet banking, it’s no wonder that hackers are on the hunt for login details. What may be surprising, however, are the lengths that hackers go to in order to access your finances. Here’s a look at how hackers target your bank account and how to stay safe.
Not all hackers are bad. The good ones are called “white-hat hackers” and use hacking to improve computer security. The ones who are just having fun are called “gray-hat hackers.” But the malicious kind you’re thinking of? They’re called “black-hat hackers.” And they can cause a lot of harm, as history has shown. Here are some
The power of botnets is increasing. A sufficiently organized and globalized botnet will take down portions of the internet, not just single sites, such is the power they wield. Despite their huge power, the largest DDoS attack didn’t use a traditional botnet structure. Let’s look at how a botnet’s power expands and how the next
There are a lot of cyber security myths out there and we could argue about them 24/7, but at the end of the day, what really matters is that we do what we can to stay safe and not fall victim to malicious attacks. One common misconception is that security-related Windows Updates aren’t necessary, but
Is your wireless security camera secure? It’s a question that many have asked themselves over the past few months, as stories about security vulnerabilities have come to light. Owners of off-the-shelf wireless security camera systems are particularly prone to these security breaches, which have resulted in live footage from homes around the globe being streamed