File Sharing Cyber Threats
Sharing files between a work and home computer is the most common form of transferring malware infected files. This usually done by USB. Sharing forwarded email messages(from friends) or pictures or slide shows ( as attachments) is also a source for malware (viruses) spreading into business computers. Business owners need to install internet security (anti-virus) which scan USBs as soon as they are plug in into a USB port and also scan emails for malicious links and attachments…
Apple Device Myth
“Apple devices don’t get viruses,” is a myth that many apple loving people (entrepreneurs) hold. This myth keep people away from investing in anti virus for mac(apple devices). Macs, iPhones and iPads are all at risk of being infected by viruses and spreading them to other devices that use other os (operating systems) such as Windows, Android, Ubuntu, Linux… The devices with other os can then be infected by malware hosted by apple devices even if that malware does not cause problems on apple devices, it will cause problems on the other os based devices. There are anti-virus for mac to protect apple devices. And there are internet security (anti-virus) protection licenses which can be use on multiple os (operating systems) i.e. Used on windows PC, iOS based apple notebook (iMac) and android smart phone… Internet marketing entrepreneurs are required to use apple devices to submit their products to apple i.e. iBooks, magazines on iTunes. App developers are also required to use apple computers to submit their apps to apple. Therefore these entrepreneurs need to protect their apple devices in order to protect their intellectual property from cyber threats (malware and hacking).
Business owners (entrepreneurs) who do internet marketing or online marketing use autoresponders to send a series of emails to prospect with the aim to turn them to clients. Cyber criminals use cyber threats tactics like phishing to infect computers with spyware or key loggers in order to steal usernames and passwords of autoresponders. Then email spam mail to everyone on the email list. This is why internet marketers need to start by securing their devices with internet security or endpoint security in a network and server environment.
Anti Theft Technology
Anti theft technology can be used to protect, track and recover both your devices and information on the lost or stolen device. Anti theft technology can be used on notebooks (or PC) and mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets devices. Anti theft technology comes as software you can install on computer devices. It also comes as a combination of hardware and software pre-installed on some notebook devices. For mobile devices anti theft tech comes as apps. Business owners are either not aware of this technology or are aware but don’t invest in it even when they have had devices stolen on their business premises. Business owners should consider the value of the business information they loose when a device is stolen or the business information that will get to the wrong hands with a lost device. Anti theft technology comes with a tool that can remotely wipeout business information on the lost or stolen device…
Social Engineering Warning
Social engineering is one of the tricks used by cyber criminals to trick people to give them their usernames and passwords. Social engineering tricks are combined with phishing so you will not easily detect this cyber threat. Business owners are often targeted with emails (with their banking logos and colors) to give their (online) internet banking details. Always be wary of emails that claim to be coming from your bank and requesting your online banking details.