Are Hackers Selling Access to Your Computer?

The going rate is just $10...

One common misconception is, someone has to hack into your computer to gain access to it...

But the truth is, hackers are selling access to computers compromised long ago. So everything might look okay, when in fact, a “Back Door” exists using software you’ll never detect.

This is why it is so important to have a security “DETECTION” strategy in place. Detection works, where trying to firewall the hacker out, won’t. The software used in these exploits grants permission to the PC, so it’s an approved firewall traffic source.

However, a detection technology will see traffic it suspects to be malicious, notify the security engineer, and call for some investigation. This article explains just how easy it is to be compromised in this way.

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Can Companies Really Keep Hackers Out?

Detection/Response - this is what I’ve been saying...between internal breaches and outsiders getting in through vehicles like email, you can’t just keep the bad guys out...Companies with this mindset are going to be hit with the hard reality at some point. This article does a good job of explaining why.

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One Tool That Usually Works For the Hacker - And Some Advice if You Want to Keep Your Data!

Hackers use one tool more than anything else - and it usually works. The general term is Social Engineering - the form it often takes is called Phishing. Why does it work? Because we all have jobs to do and our day is busy trying to get the job done. None of us have time to stop and question every website we visit or every email we read. Phishing scams involved fake emails, phone calls, and do you tell what’s real and what’s a scam...this article provides some tips. In most cases, avoiding these scams takes more time...knowing this, it’s a good idea to combine some training and user awareness with technologies designed to pick up malicious activities on your network. Both are needed to keep your data safe.

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Is the Cloud Secure? What About Your Other Connections?

What about your HVAC, your accountant, your legal advisor, your supplier...or anyone else you're connected to...

The more your business moves to cloud, or connects with third party suppliers and partners, the more you need to be thinking about security outside your own firewall and workstation. Some good points brought out in this article...Read it Here.

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