Hackers have proven time and again that having a lengthy, strong password made of random characters is critical to personal and business security. With Google’s recent release of the 10 worst password ideas, we can plainly see that consumers still cling to terrible password creation habits such as using pet names and wedding anniversary dates. One way to help keep your family or business users safe online is through creating strong passwords or by using a password management tool.
Did you know that the majority of 26 million public Wi-Fi users are unaware that they’re open to hacking, identity theft and fraud? And that’s not the only worrying statistic discovered. The folks at Hide My Ass! conducted research to explore the dangers that millions of users face when they connect to public wifi hotspots. How safe are you when use public wifi? How can a VPN help you stay safe? All is explained in ‘The Dangers of Public Wifi’ infographic.
Most people who have ever had to deal with a hacker know that it is not a fun scenario. The experts at Symantec reveal just how people and even businesses leave their computers open to compromise from hackers in the following infographic entitled, “Top 5 Mistakes – Ways People Leave Themselves Open To Compromise From Hackers.”
Certain forms of hacking require much more than knowing html code or how to infiltrate firewalls. For social engineers (also referred to as mind hackers), manipulation is a well honed skill that is essential for completing a job. These hackers use their knowledge of individuals to manipulate them into giving out personal information. For more information on social engineering and the popular techniques used, check out this infographic from Veracode Application Security.
Maintaining your internet security is imperative in today’s digital era. Over 8 million Americans were victims of identity theft in 2011. In this infographic, Lifelock looks at passwords and how hack-friendly (or not) your particular password might be.
This infogrpahic from Promotional Codes provides information about thethe Sony Playstation debacle including a timeline of events that occurred during the times it was hacked and gives a breakdown of what it cost Sony.