7 Cybersecurity Threats That Can Sneak Up on You
There’s a certain kind of security threat that catches the headlines—the massive data breach, or the malware that holds your computer to ransom—but it’s also important to keep your guard up against some of the lesser-known attacks out there too.
These threats may not have the same high-level profile as an unfixable iOS bug, but they can still do some serious damage as far as your data and privacy goes. Here’s what to look out for, and how to make sure you aren’t caught out.
Rogue USB Sticks
A small USB stick may not look very dangerous, but these portable drives can carry a major threat—particularly if they’ve been specially engineered, as some are, to start causing havoc as soon as you plug them in. You should be very, very wary of connecting a USB drive to your computer if you’re not absolutely sure where it’s from.