Can Script Kids Harm Your Business?

Script kiddies may seem harmless at first, but their potential danger lies within. Cybercriminals who do not possess elite hacking capabilities still pose a significant threat to businesses.

What Is a "Script Kiddie?"

A script kiddie (sometimes referred to as a "skiddie") is someone with limited coding knowledge who rely on other people and resources for finding vulnerabilities in software and websites, using preexisting tools and scripts downloaded by others to launch attacks against your business with one simple press of a button using certain tools that hackers use against businesses like theirs.

People acting out of impulse may not fully grasp the consequences of their actions or simply wan...

An alarming statistic: 87% of businesses were affected by cyber security incidents last year.

Think cyber attacks only target large corporations? Unfortunately, that is not true.

Recent statistics revealed that almost two thirds of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) experienced at least one attack within the last year - an alarming statistic which should serve as a wakeup call to companies everywhere.

Worse still, almost all businesses report at least two successful cyber attacks each year; on average, businesses typically experience approximately five cyber-incidents per year.

Terrifying. Washoe County residents face increasingly frightening attacks each day; but how can we stop these atrocities from taking place?

Malware and ransomware attacks are some of the most frequent cyber ...

The latest trend in phishing attacks


As is often stated, "A picture speaks a thousand words", cybercriminals are making use of this truthful statement to their advantage.

Cybercriminals have come up with an innovative method for their phishing campaign: They lure victims into clicking images instead of downloading malicious files or following suspect links.

Discover how to protect your business against these unexpected attacks by understanding the early warning signs.

What makes clicking an image special? Perhaps it's to promote an amazing offer or limited-time specials.

Clicking an image won't take you directly to its respective website; rather, it leads to an impostor site designed solely to collect personal information.

Imagine ...

9 National Security Agency best practices for protecting home networks


Technology has become an indispensable part of daily life, making connectivity an indispensable necessity. Securing your home network has never been more crucial - protecting data from hackers requires it!

Preventing breaches is becoming more and more challenging. People typically have less safeguards at home than at work; many work from home which puts both personal and company data at risk.

Within two months of their decision to switch to remote working, 46% of companies experienced at least one cyber attack.

There is plenty of information available on this topic and its steps are straightforward, helping to safeguard against home data breaches.

Here at Home Network Security Tips we follow the...

Should passwords be replaced by more secure passkeys?


Passwords are the most prevalent method of authentication, yet also one of the weakest. Anyone can guess or steal them easily, while many individuals also use one password across multiple accounts - making cyber-attacks possible due to this common practice.

Due to the sheer volume of passwords people need to memorize, bad habits have developed that make it easier to crack passwords - like creating weak passwords or storing them on nonsecure systems.

61% of data breaches are the result of stolen or compromised credentials.

Passkeys have quickly become an increasingly popular solution, providing greater security than passwords while being an easier way to log into accounts.

What Is Passkey Authen...

What Is Push-Bombing, and How Can It Be Prevented?


Cloud account theft has become a serious problem in many organizations. Imagine all the systems and cloud apps your employees must sign into each day with different user/password combinations requiring sign ins requiring your employees to login multiple times each time!

Hackers use various techniques to gain login credentials. By impersonating users, attackers attempt to gain access to business data. Furthermore, these hackers may launch sophisticated attacks or send insider-phishing emails.

How significant is the account breach problem? Account takeover (ATO) increased by 307% between 2019 and 2021.

Multi-Factor Authentication Doesn't Prevent Credential Breaches Many organizations and individ...

Follow These Steps Immediately If Your Netflix Account Has Been Hacked


Netflix is an immensely popular streaming service with 231 millions subscribers worldwide and has continued its exponential growth over nearly 10 years.

Many now rely on streaming platforms for daily entertainment. Simply log on with their device, watch their favorite shows, and log off!

Netflix accounts are vulnerable to hacking just like any online service; when relying solely on username/password security measures to safeguard them there's always the risk that hackers could gain entry.

Your reaction when discovering that your account has been hacked could be shocking and disorienting; not knowing what action should be taken could cause panic and hasten its destruction - this could be disastr...

What Is App Fatigue and Why is It a Security Concern?


Employees continue to utilize more apps and web tools on a daily basis, with the majority of departments employing between 40-60 distinct applications. 71% believe that employees use too many applications, making work more complicated.

Many applications we rely on every day come with unique alerts. When someone mentions us in a Teams channel, we get an alert "ping". A popup notification informs us when an update has been made; and security or errors are alerted to us as well.

App fatigue is a real and growing cybersecurity risk. People become more likely to ignore notifications if they feel overwhelmed with them.

Consider all the digital alerts you receive. These may include:

  • Software applicati...