November 16, 2012 by Robert Hodges
In 2012 millions of accounts were compromised in an overwhelming amount of security breaches reported this year, and we still have a few months left. The largest 2012 account breaches so far included Zappos, Twitter and LinkedIn. Internet users are feeling vulnerable and not following safety best practices.
A recent Harris poll showed that 3 out of 5 surveyed felt they were vulnerable to being hacked online
Half of those surveyed do not change their password regularly
72 percent of US adults are concerned about their online data being used without their permission and of this same group, 36 percent store their personal information (like credit card information) on websites for convenience
This Dashlane infographic visually shows these findings highlighting the user responsibilities individuals are neglecting as well as the overwhelming amount of 2012 security breaches. By simply being aware of the threats and taking simple precautions, you can drastically reduce the chance for a successful attack.
November 12, 2012 by Robert Hodges
If you Respond to Spam Emails Requesting your Name to be Removed, Think Again
When you receive suspicious or spam emails that you do not want to receive, refrain from emailing the sender telling them you want to be taken off their lists. Many times, this will increase the amount of emails you receive from that spam account because they know that you are an actual person behind your email address.
If you respond, they know that they have a legitimate email address they can use, share with others or even sell. The best course of action is to never open these emails and delete them immediately. If it is an email that contains pornography or illegal material, alert your security team immediately.