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Website Security: How to Secure & Protect Your Website

Law Technology Today: “With around 2 billion websites online in 2020, it’s easy to see why the internet has turned to be a goldmine for malicious actors in recent times. With tons of transactions and valuable information taking place online each day, hackers are always trying to come up with clever hacks to bypass any security measures you may have in place to protect your website. Although small website owners can overlook strict security protocols arguing that they may not have anything valuable on their sites to warrant a cyberattack, it’s important to note that hackers don’t just target large corporate and government websites. Recent statistics indicate that small and medium websites are hacker’s prime target. That is why implementing website security best practices should not be optional for any webmaster. It is mandatory. Website security refers to the steps a website owner undertakes to guard their site against cyber-attacks. It might involve employee training on safety practices or acquiring the right protection tools such as an SSL certificate. Below we look at website security more comprehensively and how you can secure and protect your website…”

Post-Riot, the Capitol Hill IT Staff Faces a Security Mess

Wired – Wednesday’s insurrection could have exposed congressional data and devices in ways that have yet to be appreciated. “…the mob Wednesday had ample opportunities to steal information or gain device access if they wanted to. And while the Senate and House each build off of their own shared IT framework, ultimately each of the… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, November 28, 2020

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, November 28, 2020 – Privacy and security issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly… Continue Reading

VPN Security: How VPNs Work and How to Buy the Best One

eSecurity Planet – “With more and more employees working remotely, either from home or on the go, enterprises need a way to secure their communications with the corporate network. One solution is a virtual private network (VPN), which enables employees to securely send data between computers across a shared or public network. VPNs were developed… Continue Reading

US financial regulator warns of phishing sites impersonating brokers

Bleeping Computer – “The U.S. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has issued a new regulatory notice warning members of threat actors using registered brokers’ info to create phishing websites. FINRA is a not-for-profit organization authorized by the U.S. government to regulate member brokerage firms and exchange markets, and to defend American investors by ensuring that the broker-dealer industry functions honestly and… Continue Reading

Working from home causes surge in security breaches

ZDNet – The coronavirus pandemic is thought to be at the heart of a rise in security incidents this year: “The COVID-19 pandemic shows little sign of slowing down, and for many businesses, employees are still working remotely and from home offices. While some companies are gearing towards reopening their standard office spaces in the coming… Continue Reading

Quit Chrome. Safari and Edge Are Just Better Browsers for You and Your Computer

WSJ via DowJones/Fidelity: “…while Chrome has gobbled up 69% of the desktop-laptop browser market share, according to NetMarketShare, its competitors, all with single-digit percentages, have been laser-focused on kicking Chrome square in the blue dot. Microsoft’s new Edge browser, rolling out to Windows 10 machines this summer and available now for download on a Mac,… Continue Reading

Leaked Documents Expose the Secretive Market for Your Web Browsing Data

Motherboard – An Avast antivirus subsidiary sells ‘Every search. Every click. Every buy. On every site.’ Its clients have included Home Depot, Google, Microsoft, Pepsi, and McKinsey. “An antivirus program used by hundreds of millions of people around the world is selling highly sensitive web browsing data to many of the world’s biggest companies, a… Continue Reading

Microsoft Releases Security Advisory on Internet Explorer Vulnerability

Please discontinue use of Internet Explorer, as well as Windows 7 and upgrade to newest versions – CERT: “Microsoft has released a security advisory to address a critical vulnerability in Internet Explorer. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to take control of an affected system. According to the advisory, “Microsoft is aware of limited… Continue Reading