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.