It's that time of year again, the time when you're able to sit and take breathe after a month of endless lines, shopping carts, and money flying out the window. The thing is before you know it it'll be time to do it all over again. Thankfully there seems to be a less stressful way of shopping that can be done from the comfort of your couch. So for whatever the occasion, it seems like online shopping is the easy solution. But is it?
The 2015 year held numerous cyber-attacks, many of them were high profile. 2016 is trending to be even worse. Everything from social media to hotel accounts, airline computers to political accounts, home email accounts to corporate email accounts. Today, the only person that is safe is the person who does not use the internet. We all know that technology is good, but we have to understand that technology can be used to be BAD! So what is next? How can we stop these thieves?
There have been computer and phone scams since the dawn of technology. Groups of hackers and data thieves are calling individuals and businesses stating they are from Microsoft, McAfee, Symantec, IRS, FBI and other well-known companies. They state that there is a virus or other problem on your system and they will ask you to go to a website so that they can help you correct the problem. These type of scams are becoming more elaborate over the years. These BAD people prey on those of us who are protective enough about our technology to worry about our security being breached. Professional security companies like T.G. Consultants have been providing clients and blog followers with the information needed to combat these predators. But they are still getting through, planting viruses, malware and spyware. No user nor computer (PC or MAC based) or smartphone (Android or Apple) are immune.
As technology grows ever more complex, the average garden-variety threats grow exponentially. As such, security measures grow more comprehensive to battle the myriad of new threats that appear every day. If you’re not protecting yourself by maximizing your network security, you could be weak and vulnerable.