Protecting Yourself from Social Engineering

  • July 12, 2013

In May, web host billing solution provider WHMCS was targeted and successfully attacked by the latest threat to online security: social engineering. WHMCS posted in their forum that this was not a hack. Their system was not breached. Instead, the attackers were able to gain access to the system by posing as an employee.

If a company like WHMCS can fall to social engineering, what does this mean for the small business owner? BrainShare provides an excellent article with tips on how to keep your business secure and free from online social engineering threats.

Tips include:

  • Changing your passwords every few days

  • Making sure you log off your computer when you step away

  • Shredding any paperwork that might include security information

Read the full BrainShare article here.

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