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Hacker Lexicon: A Guide to Ransomware, the Scary Hack That’s on the Rise

Hacker Lexicon: A Guide to Ransomware, the Scary Hack That’s on the Rise

Ransomware is malware that locks your keyboard or computer to prevent you from accessing your data until you pay a ransom.

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Hacker Lexicon: What Are Phishing and Spear Phishing?

Hacker Lexicon: What Are Phishing and Spear Phishing?

Your I.T. department has probably warned you not to click on suspicious links in e-mails. If the link looks suspect: Do. Not. Click.

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Hacker Lexicon: What Is a Breach Notification?

Hacker Lexicon: What Is a Breach Notification?

TL;DR: Breach Notification refers to the notification that businesses, government agencies and other entities are required by law in most states to do when certain personally identifiable information is obtained, or believed to have been obtained by an unauthorized party. Breach Notification refers to the notification that businesses, government agencies and other entities are required […]

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