Internet security

The Equifax Breach: Why We Need to Better Protect Ourselves

Oftentimes, we take for granted our cybersecurity, so much so that we continue our digital routine without fear of consequence. The problem is, however, the more lax we get the more scammers are atuned to our follies. One might ask what this has to do with the Equifax breach. It has a lot to do [...]

October 13th, 2017|Cyber Security, Internet security|

5 Ways to Safeguard your Identity Online

Your identity online is every bit as important as it in the physical world. Because of that, there are safeguarding measures that you should follow to ensure your identity is safe and secure. Today, scammers don’t care who you are – they just want your identity and your money. Beyond that, they are some of the hardest people to catch and track. There are several scams that span cyberspace and our the physical world too. […]

September 10th, 2017|Cyber Security, Internet scam, Internet security, Web Security|

Are you being targeted for a cybercrime?

Undoubtedly, you have heard about the recent Yahoo security breach. Yahoo estimates that 500 million accounts were stolen, “in what may be the largest cybersecurity breach ever.” (CNN Money) The information stolen include email addresses, phone numbers, passwords and unencrypted security questions and answers. There is a measure of comfort in that financial data and information linked to bank accounts were not breached. That fact, however, still does not diminish that the breaches are still happening worldwide through a wide array of cybercrimes and scams. There is an important lesson to learn, it is important for everyone to be vigilant in reviewing all accounts, whether they are banking accounts, social media or email accounts. It is especially important to change passwords and security questions often. It can sometimes become a daunting task to keep passwords updated frequently, but the small investment of time can pay off in the future. […]

Free Shredding and Medication Drop-Off in South Oklahoma City – June 10th, 2016

From Staff Reports Published: May 31, 2016 A free shredding and medication drop-off event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 10 in the parking lot of Moore Norman Technology Center's South Penn Campus, at SW 134 and Pennsylvania Avenue. The event is coordinated by the South Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, with presenting sponsor [...]

May 31st, 2016|Community News, Internet security|

The Holidays and Safeguarding your Debit Card

The convenience of using a debit card is undeniable. It also helps you stay focused on managing your debt so you don’t run up your credit card balance. Debit cards can, however, become problematic because unlike credit cards, there are no protected measures in place to assist you in case your debit card gets compromised. If there are, it can sometimes take several hours to find there has been a problem. Debit cards are always good to have, certainly it’s a better alternative than not having a way to pay for your items. With Thanksgiving and Christmas quickly approaching, it’s especially important to be aware of where your debit card is most susceptible and how to take safeguarding measures against the real threat of hacking and identify theft. […]

November 28th, 2015|Internet scam, Internet security, OklahomaWebDesign.com|

Website Vulnerability Assessment – You Can’t Afford Not To Do It

Every year, hacking costs the American economy $100 billion. In a recent attack, hackers, operating under the ISIS name hacked into the WordPress sites of several businesses. Hackers often don’t have a specific agenda in mind, but they do like to disrupt the organization in any way. Often, hackers do not need much to get into a website. In cases of the WordPress hack, hackers utilized a plugin vulnerability. Small points of entry can cause maximum damage. For small business owners, they are at a higher risk. In 2013, small businesses were targeted in approximately 30 percent of all cyberattacks. As bleak of an outlook as that sounds, cyberattacks can be avoided with the right kind of protection and knowledge of how the hackers think. […]

Malware Attacks: Defending Yourself against the Hackers

Companies big and small have had a hard time defending themselves from cyber attacks and it seems to be getting worse. Attacks can range from small scale to large, but the end result is still the same. Approximately 1 million malware threats are released each day, keeping your business in the crosshairs. Today, thieves are working faster to launch more attacks, in the hopes of gaining valuable information on yourself or your company. Data breaches and directed attacks have grown and of five out of six large companies were targeted. The public has become savvy with the tricks of old, but as the social and political climate change, so too do the strategies these cybercriminals take. Here are some hack ideas to be aware of in regards to new attacks: […]

April 17th, 2015|Cyber Security, Internet scam, Internet security, Web Security|

Scam Alerts – What you need to know and why

Prince Azam wants to talk to you about holding his money in your bank account, all the while you just won 18 million Euros in the European Lottery. Both sound like you’re going to be set for life, but unfortunately they’re scams – and unfortunately thousands of people a year still fall for these tricks a year. […]