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The $3 Million Phishing Problem at Mattel is More Common Than You Think

One of the most common types of cyber attacks that both businesses and personal users have to contend with today’s is called a “phishing” attack. In An attacker will pose as a legitimate company or other business contact in an attempt to steal valuable information from their victim. For, example, they may send a seemingly-legitima

QuickTime Can Be Hazardous to Your Computer’s Health When You Run It on Windows

Despite warnings from the United States Department of Homeland Security about two unpatched security holes in Apple’s QuickTime for Windows, it is estimated that at least half of all Window computer owners will not hear about the call to delete QuickTime immediately or have heard but will not get around to doing it. In addition, programs such

Do YOU Leave USB Drives Laying Around?

You Might Want to Think Again   With flash-based storage devices like USB thumb drives becoming more affordable with each passing day, it’s common to find one – or many – laying around offices, classrooms and more. If you’re the type of person who stores important documents on a thumb drive and then doesn’t immedi

Protecting Your Business Against the Badlock Vulnerability

During late March of 2016, a vulnerability now called Badlock was found in the popular business network application Samba. Samba enables different kinds of computers to connect to files and printers on Microsoft Windows servers, the central platform for many businesses. Badlock is particularly serious, because it not only affects a whole range of d

Do you know the true power of LinkedIn?

Everyone in the business world knows that LinkedIn is a powerful tool. However, many businesses have neglected to maximize its potential for marketing success. There is far more to LinkedIn than just connecting with some users and joining a few conversations. As LinkedIn continues to evolve, an increasing number of valuable features are being made

Keeping Your Computer Secure From Ransomware

Regardless of whether you’re a home user, a business user, or even head of your company’s IT department, very few computer issues cause more worry than malicious software. The most troubling of these in recent years has been ransomware like the infamous Cryptolocker. It’s estimated these programs have affected thousands of compute

Email Wire Transfer Fraud: Now a $2-Billion Plus Industry for Scammers

In today’s world, small- and medium-sized companies — and even large corporations — are losing literally billions of dollars because of Internet scammers. The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation states that more than $2.3 billion has been stolen from businesses in less than three years. Scammers often impersonate one of the execu

Top Ten Ways To Create A Strong Password

Creating a password is not as easy as it has been in the past. People today are forced to make stronger passwords and keep track of several different ones. While this may seem complicated, it is important to create a strong password so that your information can be kept safe and secure. Use these tips to create a strong password every time. Embrace

United States and Canadian Governments Warn of Ransomware’s Growing Threat

The recent and ongoing surge in ransomware extortion has prompted both the United States and Canadian governments to warn of the risks of this dangerous, newer threat. A joint statement was released from both the United States Department of Homeland Security and the Canadian Cyber Incident Response Centre warning of the ongoing threat posed by thes

What is a Business Continuity Plan and Why Do You Need It?

Disasters of the natural and cyber nature happen every day and many smaller companies are simply not prepared for the immense amount of recovery that it takes to get back to work. As a mid or smaller level company it is essential that a business continuity plan be in place to aid in the recovery of the business after any disaster. In order to creat