Best Practices

Avoid Questionable Mobile Apps

Avoid Questionable Mobile Apps

It is important to make sure a Mobile App is reliable before downloading it. Detecting malicious apps is not always easy, but there are a few steps you should take before downloading an app.

One in every five people in the world own a smartphone according to a 2013 report in Business Insider and with the significant growth of smartphone usage, the issues surrounding mobile security have also grown. 

Android users have the highest risk of downloading malicious apps.  Researchers at Kaspersky found over 200,000 samples of mobile malware at the Google Play store and additional... ...

Job & Employment Scams

We all use the internet to find jobs. However, not all jobs listed are legitimate, even on job boards. (Many job boards allow employers to post jobs directly and administrators of job sites may not catch scam postings immediately.) Does the job sound too good to be true? It may be a scam. These scams can result in identity theft, loss of money, and more.

So, how do you know when you have found a scam? Here are some things to look for, adapted from symplicity™:

Fraud Posting Red Flags

What are fraud posting red flags? Thanks to the many... ...

Limited User Accounts

Limiting account privileges provides simple but effective protection when working online. Limited accounts (sometimes called standard accounts) allow you to do most daily activities but do not allow you to install software or make certain changes to the computer.  Only accounts with administrative privileges can install software on the computer.

Many attacks take advantage of the fact that an administrator account is created by default (the “Owner” account) and that most people neglect to make any additional accounts on their computer.  In general, when malicious attachments or links are clicked, any malware is downloaded and executed in the background.  When... ...