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Mobile Devices Users Everywhere Are Realizing the Implications of Their Lax Security

Between the exorbitant financial losses, expensive legal or regulatory infractions, and shameful reputation damages, businesses paid a whopping average of $7.2 million per data breach, according to computer security firm Symantec. Across the country, mobile device users are realizing how mistaken they were to be so lax about their security. Everyone, from medical professionals to politicians to social media addicts to small businesses to everyday smartphone users, are suddenly feeling the potential impact of security breaches and data losses, and looking for appropriate solutions. Over 80% of pharmaceutical and healthcare professionals routinely access sensitive records while mobile, according to a report in Medical News Today. Of that 80%, the vast majority (90%) use free file-sharing services, which do no have the adequate security necessary to access such sensitive documents. This puts these medical professionals at risk of breaking HIPAA codes, which would lead to serious infractions. In addition the medical industry, the federal government is also incredibly vulnerable. According to a study titled "2014 Mobilometer Tracker: Mobility, Security, and the Pressure In Between," almost half of government employees who rely on their mobile devices aren't practicing several essential security protocols. The security issues don't stop with professional industries either. Recently, a...
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5 Tips to Make Your Website More Secure

There are a lot of things that go into making a good website. Whether you are a big company who is looking to expand your online presence, or an independent website developer with a message to share, there are a lot of necessary steps to take before the process is complete. One of the most important, however, is making sure that your website is 100 percent secure. If it is not, you can face any number of problems, such as hackers, viruses, and other cyber attacks that will damage the success of your site. Here are five top tips for making your website more secure. Secure Coding Much of the best security starts at the foundations of your website, that is to say your coding. You might be concerned with getting your site up and running, but do not let that prevent you from doing the proper work required to make sure that your coding has no holes that can harm security. It might take a little bit longer, but it will save you a lot of trouble in the long run! Secure Payment Processing If your website has anything to do with the transfer of money, it is crucial that...
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Google Detects More Hacked Sites

Just recently, we heard of the news about the leakage of around 6.5 million LinkedIn passwords. Still so much security issues in the web. Good thing that it was immediately remedied. The issue of security bothers us a lot especially if we are just browsing. Malwares and viruses are just on the lookout and ready to jump in to our computer's system.  Search query hacking According to Google's latest report in the security section of their blog, everyday 12 to 14 million queries show warning to caution the user from sites that are compromised. As reported by USA Today, one research from Blue Coat Security Lab states that those who attack consumers are four times more active when attacking search results as compared to sending spammy/ phishing links through email. The warnings There are actually two types of site warnings – compromised and harmful. “This site may be compromised.” These are the sites that may have been hacked, wherein their contents were already changed and these are aimed at phishing and tricking the other users to provide some of their personal info (e.g. credit card number, etc.). “This site may harm your computer.” For sites that have been detected by the...
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