Many people don’t give a second thought to cyber security, assuming it’s something best left to the experts, or that online security concerns are something corporate IT departments handle.
The unfortunate truth is that cyber attacks can occur on the devices you use every day, including mobile phones, tablets, and smart home devices like Alexa and Google Home.
As more and more of these devices work their way into our lives, it’s important to be aware of the types of attacks that can happen, how they can affect you, and the best ways to protect yourself.
- -𝐂𝐫𝐲𝐩𝐭𝐨𝐣𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 – is the illicit use of someone else’s computer to mine cryptocurrency; by working in the background, this causes lagging computer performance
- -𝐂𝐫𝐲𝐩𝐭𝐨𝐜𝐮𝐫𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐲 𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐬𝐲𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐦 𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐬 – thwart transactions in a blockchain
- -𝐒𝐨𝐟𝐭𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐬𝐮𝐛𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 is the exploitation of software flaws