Category — Security
The frequency of web sites, e-mail accounts, and domain names getting stolen seems to be increasing among my circle of acquaintances. These instances have lead to defacement of people’s blogs and, much worse, identity theft. It’s an ugly business, but a serious one as hacking has become a billion dollar business to cyber criminals that typically starts with exposed targets like your e-mail address. Social engineering, phishing, and brute force attacks are most common to get your personal account information. That being said, if you have a presence online you should get familiar with securing the basics for a few minutes, or else risk the hours and days of struggling to reclaim what was stolen.
Below are some tips to provide readers with a clear understanding that, if applied, can make it much harder for online criminals to affect you.
June 9, 2012 1 Comment