While having one of your accounts breached is a scary occurrence, you might wonder how it could actually happen. Chances are that a hacker wouldn’t target your account since you’re not famous or rich, right?
Well, hacking isn’t the only way to steal passwords. There are several other methods someone could use to discover and steal the password to an online account, your phone, or other important credentials. Let’s look at some of the most common.
Here is a reference sheet showing the most common ways passwords are stolen.
Ransomware can take diﬀerent forms, but in its essence, it denies access to a device or ﬁles until a ransom has been paid.
In this manual, we discuss ransomware as PC or Mac-based malicious software that encrypts a user or company’s ﬁles and forces them to pay a fee to the hacker in order to regain access to their own ﬁles.
The hackers primarily use the following vectors to infect a machine: phishing emails, unpatched programs, compromised websites, poisoned online advertising, and free software downloads.
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