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Old 29th January 2007, 02:45 PM   #1
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Default Why Hackers Love Small Businesses

Over at The Small Business Trends Radio web site, an episode recently featured a discussion regarding why hackers love small businesses. I found much of the information contained in the episode to be quite surprising. Security is important, especially for small business owners - and you are more of a target than you may think!

In this episode, our featured guest, Thomas Raef, Founder of e-Based Security, offers several solutions to discover whether or not your system has been captured.

What do hackers want? A hackers ultimate goal is to gain control of your system and posses the ability to be able to perform their desired tasks in stealth mode.

What do hackers do with the information? Brace yourself. The information that is gained by controlling your system is likely to be sold. The hackers will post credit card numbers for free. Others use these numbers, verify their authenticity, and comment. Once this is done, the hackers value increases as the information he is selling is proved legitimate.
I wanted to share this episode because the information and understanding that can be gained from it are very valuable to the small business owner. Knowledge is power!

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Old 30th January 2007, 06:21 PM   #2

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That is so true Will you help me learn Howe to do that pretty peals?

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Sure, Corey. Click on the link above in the thread and it will take you to the audio podcast. You can then listen to the show and gather the information your looking for. Thanks for visiting with us!

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Old 19th July 2007, 10:04 PM   #4

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Very Scary! What hackers are capable of doing can certainly keep you up at nights. Great site!!!

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You are not supposed to have any credit card numbers on your PC's. If you have your own there, you deserve what you get. And if you have your customer's on there you are in not just violation of your merchant agreement, but ripe for a very heavy fine from the card companies.

Just don't do it!

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