Addison, Flowermound, and Dallas businesses could be exposing their computers to cybercrime and recaptcha hacks

Do you know when the last time your Dallas business had a software update was? If not, you could be one of the many busy small businesses that lose track of their IT security! But with new tech advances occurring each day, hackers can easily steal information from you; and with the reveal that artificial intelligence that can now outsmart the Captcha website security check system, businesses have even more motivation to pay attention to how their IT is handled.

What is a captcha, you ask? We’ve all seen them; visual puzzles that need to be answered, proving you are human, before you’re allowed to login to certain sites. It was developed in the 1990s to prevent people from using automated bots to set up fake accounts on websites.

Researchers have developed an algorithm which imitates how the human brain responds to visual clues in captchas, and although this may not seem to affect all you Flowermound and Addison business owners, it does show that tech advancements are allowing cybercriminals more and more opportunity when it comes to stealing virtual information.

So, what can you do to avoid having your private company data compromised? Small law practices and doctor offices are especially at risk considering client and patients’ confidential information is often stored somewhere in their computer network, and losing this information to a hacker could be detrimental to their client and spell a lawsuit for their company. Luckily, Think Unified, an outsourced IT provider in Carrollton, can help all Addison, Dallas, and Flowermound businesses with their IT support and computer needs! Give us a call today to find out how our data back up and recovery plans can benefit your business!