Knowledge is key, and this is especially true for security threats. In the modern world, we are often told to stay safe on the internet, especially considering our whole lives are on there, now.
There was a record number of cyber-attacks in 2018, which made many people crackdown on the attacks — especially those running businesses on the internet.
We have compiled a list of all the ways that can help you stay safe on the internet in 2019, with the top 5 internet security threats you need to look out for. Not only that, we give you suggestions on how to prevent them — it’s a win-win.
You’ll more than likely be aware of what cryptocurrency is, or at least Bitcoin. It’s safe to say that the value of Bitcoin is one of the most talked-about factors in cryptocurrency, especially how volatile it can be.
In April 2015, the value of Bitcoin was just $230, in December, 2017 it rose to nearly $20,000. You probably heard this on the news.
As of the present day, Bitcoin is worth about $10,080. Many have predicted that this will grow.
However, considering the increasing worth of Bitcoin, there have been a few internet security threats to look out for.
When bitcoin was in its early pricing stages, “mining” wasn’t profitable. It required time, a fast internet connection, and serious electricity costs. When the price of Bitcoin rose, so did the value of mining. Why is this an issue?
More than 17 million of 21 million bitcoins have been mined. When more and more bitcoins are mined, the system increases the difficulty of the hashes that have to be solved. Not only that, but Bitcoin also cuts the number of coins awarded to miners.
With fewer and fewer bitcoins left, and fewer coins being rewarded for the mining many have tried to offset the electricity costs with malware. These scripts are installed, that run bitcoin mining software, disguised as legitimate programs.
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