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If I’m running a business from my home, am I a serious target for hackers?

Yes. Home users are arguably the most vulnerable simply because they are usually not well protected. Adopting a ‘path of least resistance’ model, intruders will often zero—in on home users—often exploiting their always-on broadband connections and typical home use programs such as chat, Internet games and P2P file sharing applications. Aperia, JetPay’s PCI vendor, provides a scanning service that allows home users and network administrators alike to identify and fix any security vulnerabilities on their desktop or laptop computers.