The Basics of Protecting Yourself from Cybercriminals

Posted by - September 29, 2021

Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2021: Week 1   Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, cybercrime has both become more sophisticated and more commonplace, compromising the data of individuals and organizations alike. Though there is no one golden rule to cyber hygiene, there are several key things that you can do to further ensure your network’s… Read more »

OptfinITy Announces Commitment to Global Efforts Advocating for Cybersecurity and Online Behavior Change during Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Posted by - September 29, 2021

October 1, 2021 — OptfinITy today announced its commitment to Cybersecurity Awareness Month, held annually in October, by signing up as a 2021 Champion and joining a growing global effort to promote the awareness of online safety and privacy. The Cybersecurity Awareness Month Champions Program is a collaborative effort among businesses, government agencies, colleges and… Read more »

Is your E-book a Computer Threat to You?

Posted by - September 28, 2021

Cybersecurity firm Check Point revealed earlier this year that there was a serious security flaw in Amazon’s Kindle software. The flaw allowed hackers to take control of a victim’s device and access personal information or delete information and their books. It is also possible that hackers could have stolen Amazon account credentials or billing information… Read more »

Is Your Smartphone Spying on You?

Posted by - September 17, 2021

In recent years, end-to-end encryption has risen in popularity as cybersecurity concerns have become more prevalent in popular culture.  End to end encryption makes it very difficult for anyone to be able to see messages and platforms like Google, Facebook, and Twitter have taken to implementing this encryption method for the safety of their users-… Read more »

Poly Network Exploited in the Largest Cryptocurrency Hack to Date

Posted by - September 09, 2021

Cryptocurrency platform Poly Network revealed recently that they were hacked. The over $600 million dollar theft is the largest crypto hack to date, although the hacking itself was not a hack of the technology.  Instead, the hackers exploited a vulnerability within Poly Network’s system that allowed them to assign themselves the ownership of money processed… Read more »

Enjoy your time off this weekend! Do hackers take time off?

Posted by - September 03, 2021

Happy Labor Day Weekend! While you celebrate your extended weekend with cookouts, parades, and enjoying time off from work , you might want to know that hackers may be watching closely. Holidays are notorious magnets for hackers because of online sales, where people are quick to input their personal info and payment information. To avoid… Read more »

Senate Approves $1.9 Billion in Cybersecurity Infrastructure Bills

Posted by - September 01, 2021

Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, remote work has become a large aspect of the new normal. Subsequently, there has been an increase in attacks launched by cyber criminals, including a wave of large-scale attacks has rendered critical infrastructure unusable. The SolarWinds hack, JBS hack, and Colonial Pipeline hack have all been hailed as… Read more »

Olympic Hurdles: Track Event or Cybersecurity Concern?

Posted by - August 04, 2021

The 2020 Summer Olympics are finally here! After a year of waiting, your favorite Olympians are taking the world stage. With over 200 countries competing, it’s sure to be a must-watch event. Unfortunately, as one of the first global events to occur since the pandemic, this also makes Tokyo a prime target for cyberattacks. It… Read more »

Top 3 Reasons Why you Should Delete your Cookies

Posted by - August 04, 2021

Happy National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day! While you celebrate today by enjoying one of America’s favorite types of cookies, remember to also keep in mind the not-so-sweet cookies in your life. Internet cookies are tiny pieces of data sent to your browser from the websites you visit. They contain information such as your username, password,… Read more »

Microsoft Announces Major Vulnerability

Posted by - July 12, 2021

Microsoft recently announced that the Windows Print Spooler service could be exploited by hackers- a flaw now known as PrintNightmare.  While you may not think having your printer hacked is a major concern, this vulnerability could allow hackers to remotely access one’s PC including allowing hackers to delete data, install programs, or create new user… Read more »