Amid the complexity of cybersecurity and the secrecy of criminal hackers, security threats have acquired an aura of mysticism, giving rise to enduring legends, rumors, misperceptions and outright myths. In the cybersecurity space, these myths are almost always damaging. Watching from the murky underworld, attackers can find the people and businesses that believe these myths, then they strike.
Belief in myths can be harmless. But when that belief leaves you with a stolen credit card or a compromised corporate network, the consequences are all too real. Here are some common myths that plague cyberspace, and solutions to deal with them.