Keeping Facebook and Twitter safe from hackers

Keep your guard up! Pranksters, malicious attackers, and hackers come in different forms, but they are all after your online privacy and security — especially on social media. There are several things you can do to protect your Facebook and Twitter accounts. Lock screens exist for a reason Lock all your computing devices as soon […]

Spectrumwise’s Ultimate Guide to Email Security

The rise of technology in the last 10 years has seen a parallel in the rapid increase in cybercrime. At one end of the scale, you have the so-called “script kiddies” infecting single computers for small profit. At the other end, there are the state actors that use ransomware and other malware to spy on or cripple government agencies.

A primer on watering hole attacks

Cyberattacks come in many different forms, with new methods being developed all the time. What’s bad is that personal information is now often stored online, be it through social media or through government and healthcare services — and these are juicy targets for criminals. Learn more about one way these criminals steal data — through […]

Beware of distributed spam distraction

It’s frustrating to receive dozens of spam messages in your email inbox. Spam mail is so easy to delete, which is why most people think it’s just a harmless annoyance. But hackers have devised a way to make use of spam mail for criminal purposes. It’s called distributed spam distraction, and here’s what you need […]

Tips for safeguarding business data

You can’t afford to lose business data. It takes away the trust of your clients, leading to loss of revenue. Cybercriminals are here to stay, so it’s more important than ever to utilize tight security measures to keep your business data safe. Still, some hackers may have advanced cracking skills, or are really determined to […]

How to avoid falling for phishing scams

Phishing is a common hacking scam that usually involves spoofing an email or a website of a trusted source such as PayPal, a large bank, your CEO, or even the FBI, CIA, or Department of Homeland Security, to name a few. The goal of phishing is to trick users into sharing confidential or personal information, which can then be used to steal more data or for fraud, such as identity theft.