With today’s sophisticated cybersecurity protection strategies, a hack may seem less likely than ten to 20 years ago. As companies upgrade their systems to advanced levels of protection, hackers are more likely to break into today’s systems—today’s hackers have the skills.
With today’s anti-malware products, highly skilled hackers are one step ahead of any malware updates, changing their tactics in seconds. They are so good that a malware program becomes unrecognizable, pointless, and odious with a simple change or switch of code.
Devices using simple software, such as smartwatches, game consoles, car door and garage door openers, are easier to hack, often open larger doors in more extensive networks, and are the least protected and the easiest to penetrate.
It’s that easy.
How do you know someone has hacked you? You notice,
- A ransomware message
- A fake antivirus message
- Unwanted browser toolbars
- Internet searches are redirected
- More random popups.
The go-to recommendation is to restore your system from a backup to the way it was before the hack. A full restore is essential, but we cannot trust a compromised network system. Every computer is a target.
Conduct routine audits
Sometimes you provide access to someone; it stays in the same condition even when not required. Anyone with malicious intent can access this data and conduct a breach.
Therefore, it is always safe to opt for routine access audits. You can review the given accesses and check if those accesses are still required. When a consumer needs additional access or wants to revoke access, you can take care of such requests promptly.
Cyology Labs can run a complete audit of your system. We will flag potential holes where hackers can penetrate and block any future attempt. To get started, contact us today for a no-obligation consultation at https://www.cyologylabs.com/mssp
To learn more about consumer concerns, you can download our mobile app, FRAUDSTER, available on Apple and Android. You can learn more at www.FraudsterApp.com
If you’ve already downloaded the FraudsterApp, click the training icon on the home screen to learn to protect yourself.