Running your own small business or working from home is, let’s face it, absolutely awesome.
No boss. No micromanager peering over your shoulder. Zero office drama or gossip.
We log on, then crack on. And we’re always in control of time and outcomes.
Living the dream. Who knew that work could feel this good?
But without the right tools and support in place, our professional dream can quickly turn into a living 24/7 nightmare.
With sending invoices, organising workloads, and staying in touch with clients and colleagues, it’s essential that we’re only using the best (and safest) pieces of small business software.
And that’s what this latest study from SurfShark is all about. Researchers from the VPN provider analysed data on malware risk from the Sucuri Malware Detection Tool to create a list of the top 10 most dangerous pieces of small business software to search for online.
This is crucial information that you need to know. Horrible hackers and malevolent Malware spreaders are exploiting the fact that more people work remotely by launching more cyber attacks than ever. Since the switch to remote work became our ‘new normal,’ the number of cyber attacks is up by a staggering 238%.
To keep yourself clear of any nasty attacks, be extremely careful when googling Hubstaff. The management tool offers proof of work and payroll management software packed with time-saving features for remote workers and small business owners. The only problem is that 46% of its URLs have been potentially compromised with Malware.
And it’s ‘clicker beware’ for people searching for Nimble, Box, Act, and Paychex Flex software.
All four are among the best and most popular pieces of small business software on the market. And that’s precisely why hackers are slipping Malware into at least 40% of all their URLs.
See what other bits of software made it onto the list in the chart below.