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Active content is software that is able to automatically carry out or trigger actions without the explicit intervention of a user.

When you are visiting a webpage on the Internet, there are occasionally videos, animations or polls that are implemented to improve the website functionality. These are examples of active content. It is very possible that hackers can maliciously implement “scripts” into the active content, which may install malware onto your device.

What Does This Mean For An SMB?

Your business needs to take proactive measures today to first reduce its chances of being hit by ransomware, phishing, or other cybersecurity attacks. Secondly, validate backups and disaster recovery plans are current and functioning in case you end up hit with ransomware. CyberHoot recommends the following best practices to avoid, prepare for, and prevent damage from these attacks:

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