Online Security Threats to Watch for in 2016

This is a guest post compiled by Jen Martinson for wapmastazone.com . She’s the editor-in-chief for www.securethoughts.com. Online Security Threats to Watch for in 2016 Every year brings about new online security threats, ranging from remote hacking, viruses and worms to Trojans and skimmers. You should be more concerned about cybersecurity since you could suffer losses amounting to thousands of dollars if your systems are not secure. One of the world’s most critical concerns is cybersecurity given that the safety of half of the world’s population and billions of dollars are on the line. The news cycle in 2015 showcased massive cyberattacks perpetrating both people and corporations in everything from retail hacks to identity theft. It is highly likely that 2016 will see an increase in such attacks; as such, let’s take a look at the most critical online security threats to watch out for in 2016. Public Networks Like last year, public networks are still unsafe and vulnerable to hackers seeking to access your private data. The most basic of hacker programs can easily intercept data on public networks if you do not take adequate measures to protect yourself. However, you do not have to avoid public networks altogether. I recommend using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) when accessing the internet through public networks. A VPN works by encrypting your connection and routing it through a secure offsite...

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