Before we take yet another step into the New Year, let’s quickly look back at the top 10 cybersecurity stories of 2016.
1. Do not take that IQ Test on Facebook. It’s a Scam!
In Jan 2016, a scam was afoot on Facebook. This scam was tricking users into taking an IQ test and when someone took this test, they were scammed when they reached the last question. Know how by reading the complete story here: bit.ly/iQScam
2. 5 Best Instagram Security Tips
In this post, we had listed some basic security tips users can take to secure their Instagram account. Read these tips here > http://bit.ly/1PNSSye
3. How to Identify Fake Apps in the Google Play Store
The Google Play Store has always been in the news for being infested with fake and malicious apps. And that is why we should exercise caution while downloading any app on our mobile phones. This post gives you some easy tips on identifying fake apps in the Google Play Store > http://bit.ly/2hE6p5R
4. How to Prevent Ransomware from Locking Your PC
Ransomware can lock your computer or encrypt your data to force you into paying money – it’s easily the most dangerous malware family of the present time. In this post, we have listed some useful tips on how you can prevent ransomware from locking your PC > http://bit.ly/1UyFe96
5. INFOGRAPHIC: What is Phishing?
Phishing is a technique scammers use to trick you into revealing sensitive information such as your personal and bank details. This infographic explains the basic characteristics of a phishing attack > http://bit.ly/257T4Cy
6. INFOGRAPHIC: How Quick Heal helps you fight the Ransomware Menace
Quick Heal uses multilayered security features that help stop a ransomware attack on your computer and the data stored in it. This infographic explains how > http://bit.ly/1qpz7ai
7. What is Malvertising and How to Stay Away from it?
Derived from ‘malicious advertising’, malvertising is defined as the practice of infecting computers by using online ads and various types of malware. This post explains this in detail > http://bit.ly/28MO91O
8. 7 Useful Computer Security Habits you Must Take Up
A computer is one of the doors that open to the world of technology. And to keep this door in top condition, we had listed 7 useful computer security tips. Read them here > http://bit.ly/1OjIJZF
9. INFOGRAPHIC: How can SMS Spam Harm You?
This infographic explains the dangers of SMS spam. Read more > http://bit.ly/2bb4vVk
10. 7 Important Ransomware FAQs that you must know
The more you know about a threat, the more prepared you can be against it. Read these important facts about ransomware here > http://bit.ly/2aTI2d0
Here’s hoping that 2017 brings peace, vigor, prosperity, and happiness for all of us. We wish everyone a Happy New Year! Stay safe.
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