Americans use credit cards more than ever these days—which makes understanding credit card safety an essential part of their use. There’s a lot you can do to help protect your credit cards, and most of it comes down to common sense. Read these credit card safety tips and learn simple ways to safeguard your cards.
As I neared the end of my Junior year of college, it hit me. Not only would I be graduating in the next year, but I would be entering the real world of business. With college grads having an increasingly difficult time finding and retaining decent jobs, and seeing my friends and family who have recently graduated struggle with this, I became very nervous.
Whether you are out exploring or relaxing, it is important to strive to be as secure as possible with your digital devices and personal information. Unfortunately, traveling is a major way that hackers can steal your information since you are opening up to different points of vulnerability compared to normal everyday use at home. While traveling you are operating outside of your normal, safe routines. This means using your devices on different networks and putting them down in different locations, including under your beach towel while swimming. By following some smart practices, you can connect with greater confidence during a summer escape.
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Cyberthieves’ evolution makes curtailing attacks more difficult for businesses unable to keep pace. Ransomware, and network and infrastructure disruptions were among previous incidents against which companies defended, but those are fading for a more a lucrative prize: Gaining control of operations.
Password proliferation and protection has become a problem for both individuals and businesses. Most people have so many passwords for both work and home that they frequently forget and have to reset them. To eliminate changing passwords so often, some people even scribble them on sticky notes or use the same password over and over, leaving them vulnerable to attacks.
Businesses can’t afford hiatuses in production – particularly small organizations. That makes it essential for owners or executives to have disaster-recovery plans, but only 25 percent of small businesses have one in place.
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The roll out of 5G is going to be transformational.
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The odds a company will suffer a cyberattack grow daily.
A receptionist is having a routine day. What could go wrong? In walks a job candidate. He says he has an interview but is caught in a dilemma. He spilled coffee on his resume and asks the receptionist to print a new one. He hands over his USB stick. The receptionist plugs it in, prints the resume, but doesn’t realize a virus was uploaded and soon will spread throughout the company’s network.