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Cybersecurity Red Flags. Guarding Your Heart (And Data) This Valentine’s Day.

This week in cybersecurity from the editors at Cybercrime Magazine

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Sausalito, Calif. – Feb. 8, 2024

Valentine’s Day isn’t only for lovebirds.

Fullstack Academy warns that in the digital age, where people often convey gestures of love through curated profiles, online purchases, and social media declarations of devotion, cybercriminals may be lurking, ready to steal your heart, personal information, and money using scam tactics and clever disguises.

The global cost of cybercrime is expected to reach $9.5 trillion USD in 2024, according to Cybersecurity Ventures. Tech-savvy romantics can avoid some heartache this Valentine’s Day by ditching rose-colored glasses and learning cybersecurity red flags, including these five:

1. Swipe left on phishing attempts

2. Beware of ransomware romances

3. Avoid a third wheel (unfamiliar and strange ‘friends’)

4. Drop unstable, unprotected WiFi connections

5. Lock down your passwords

If you read the Fullstack Academy’s post with red flag details and recommendations, and you loved learning about how to fight cyberattacks, then you might want to consider a career in cybersecurity. It’s one of the fastest-growing fields in technology, it offers the highest paying tech careers, and it’s one of the top technologies to learn in 2024.

Programs like the Fullstack Academy Cybersecurity Bootcamp offer beginner-friendly online training with industry-experienced instructors and career support to help you in your job search.

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