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Security Scams to Watch Out For

Security scams are a common occurrence in our high-tech world. Unfortunately, the number of scammers is showing no signs of decreasing. As a result, having reliable security software to protect your personal and business data is critical. Business and personal data alike can contain sensitive information regarding finances, employees, and identification. If this information falls into the wrong hands, it can be catastrophic.

Luckily, InnoHosting offers the most reliable and comprehensive security software on the market. With InnoHosting by your side, you can trust that your business will always be in the right hands. We help you watch out for security scams, so you never have to worry about compromising what matters most. Since safety is our number-one priority, we want to share some key security scams you should watch out for!

Security Threats Come in Many Forms

Security scams can sometimes be hard to detect because they come in many different forms. Scammers have become more adept at hiding behind new scams. However, learning about some of the most common security scams and their warning signs can help save you from heartache in the long run. Some common types of threats include cyberattacks, breaches, phishing, and virus scams.

Cyberattacks

This term is generally used as an umbrella term to describe any threat to your sensitive data. These can happen using many different methods. In some cases, the attackers are looking for sensitive information, usually financial or ID-related. However, other times they aim to destroy critical data or entirely alter the landscape of your software systems. In either case, nobody wants to fall victim to cyberattacks. 

Some particular cyberattacks to watch for include SQL injection attacks, man-in-the-middle, eavesdropping, malware, and drive-by attacks. We will examine some of these in more detail as they are more common and are relatively straightforward to defend against on your own. However, the best way to protect against any cyberattack is by investing in security software that works around the clock to warn you of intrusions. With InnoHosting, we only use the most reliable security software on the market in all of our plans. 

Phishing Scams

Phishing scams deserve to be understood in more detail since they are growing in prevalence daily. Phishing scams can happen on mobile devices, through email, on your work computer, and even through text messaging services. Phishing scams can wear so many clever disguises that they are often missed until it is too late. 

When a scammer wants to gain access to your vital information, phishing is a common choice. Usually, the scammer will send an email or text pretending to be a company or person. You can often spot phishing scams because of email warnings or the fact that most companies or government agencies will never ask for sensitive personal information through email. Another sign of a phishing scam is a lack of official logos or seals. 

For example, some scammers might pretend to be someone from the IRS, claiming they can provide critical information about your taxes. They might be asking for personal identification information, bank info, or even business data. However, the IRS will never contact you via email for this information. If you notice such messages from any suspicious entity, always report them. 

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Security Breaches

When you have a security breach, employee error often makes it easy for an outside force to break in. To help alleviate the chances of security breaches, always inform employees of proper security protocol. Never give individuals access to information they don’t need, make sure you update your passwords often, and add dual-factor authentication software to all of your login systems. These steps, along with InnoHosting’s reliable security software, will help protect your business from security breaches. 

Viruses on Your Devices

Of course, when a virus creeps into your computer systems, you rely on security software the most. Viruses can be clever. They can come from emails, text messages, or other suspicious sources. However, they might also come from data imported on flash drives or CDs. Installing data backup software is one way to ensure that a viral attack does not cause you to lose all your critical data. However, it won’t stop viral attacks in the first place. Reliable security software, good employee training, and security protocols are your best defense against viruses. 

Contact InnoHosting Today to Learn About Security Software

InnoHosting has all your bases covered with the most reliable security software available. ActivGuard web security software protects you against many vulnerabilities, including XSS and SQL injection attacks, data breaches, and phishing scams. Trust our robust firewall tools to stop sneaky hackers in their tracks. Want to learn more about our services and what we can do for you? Visit our website and find out more about what makes InnoHosting the industry leader in security software. 

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