Over the last decade dozens of huge, international companies have fallen victim to hacking and along with them the private data of millions of Americans. Since the beginning of 2018, 16 stores including Whole Foods, Delta Airlines, and Macy’s have had data breaches, and if it’s possible for them, it’s possible for you. This is particularly important for companies and individuals who communicate private data about their clients via email or other insecure platforms. Here are few ways in which your data could be less secure than you’d hoped.
Malware is actually a computer virus and it’s only function is to disrupt your computer’s functionality. But what you may not realize is that once malware has affected one device it can invade an entire network. Then, malware not only takes down your system but can collect or change critical private data in the process. Are you a company that collects or transmits sensitive data about your clients? Be careful not to fall victim to malware.
When a hacker spoofs an email address they forge the heading of the email so that it appears to originate from one individual when it is actually sent from another. This can be very dangerous to your personal information when an email from a trusted individual like your attorney, financial advisor, or spouse hits your inbox asking for specific, private details. This tactic is too often used in wire fraud when a hacker intercepts email wiring instructions and and has the money send to a fraudulent account.
Cell phone owners intentionally have their devices jailbroken or rooted. To be specific, iPhones are jailbroken and Androids are rooted. The purpose of jailbreaking/rooting is to remove some of the restrictions that the phone company has placed on your device. However, one of the significant risks of jailbreaking or rooting your phone is that it makes you more vulnerable to hacking. So, while you may gain some new access you risk losing everything.
No one wants to be hacked, but there are ways in which you can protect yourself and the people you serve from an unexpected security breach. Vialok uses patented technology that enables you to communicate securely with other individuals in your network. And not only is the platform secure, but it can determine whether or not your device is secure. If you’re in the real estate, technology, or finance industries, contact us today for more information on how we can keep your data safe.
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