Have you ever thought about how much of your life is stored on Facebook? Birthdays, graduations, holidays, old boyfriends and girlfriends, babies – it’s all on there. And have you ever thought about what would happen if a hacker was able to access that information and wreak havoc on your account?
Watering hole attacks are one of the newer developments targeted at disrupting your internet security. And while it sounds quite silly, especially when you think about it in the wildlife sense, it is, in fact, proving to be quite a successful tactic for cybercriminals.
Over the last year, the world has witnessed large-scale financial fraud. And while we spend a lot of time talking about identity protection, today’s blog is about how the cybercriminals actually go about stealing your data, how they go about conducting these massive espionage initiatives and other attack methods, like identity theft.
First off, let’s establish what NFC means. NFC stands for Near Field Communication, and is a form of technology that wirelessly sends payment information. Think virtual wallets. By installing an NFC chip within your smartphone, you can store your credit card info and pay by swiping your phone over the credit card reader. Pretty nifty!
This is one of the newest issues in internet security over the last few years, with an estimated 10% of children becoming victims. Online identity theft has been around for a while, but child identity theft is a newer development.
At a time when online identity theft is on the rise and social media dangers have become prevalent, we’re excited to announce the arrival of our latest BullGuard Premium Protection – the solution you need against these threats, and more.
As with any new product launch, there have been leaks about what new capabilities the Google Glass will bring with it. Being the first of its kind, the mind boggles at what our future might look like, and if all goes well, we won’t be able to live without it.
Social networks are the new playground for children. Most of the friending and socializing they do nowadays takes place online. Letting them use all the online socializing tools not only helps them develop social skills, but also provides them with tech skills from an early age. And they already seem pretty savvy, don’t they? But with all the benefits online socializing brings, is it really safe for kids?
We’ve all heard about the massive companies getting hacked through social media channels. Take the Associated Press Twitter hack from a few weeks ago – a false tweet announced that there had been two explosions at the White House, and that President Barack Obama had been injured. This one tweet created chaos in the United States and resulted in a 143-point drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average on the U.S. stock market. It’s scary what one false tweet can do.
Are you stressed about your online identity being at risk? You’re not alone – with over 15 million identities stolen each year in the U.S. alone, identity protection is an understandable concern. There’s really no need to be afraid – BullGuard is here to protect you, not just with award-winning products, but also with easy-to-follow tips to make sure your online identity stays safe.