Posts Tagged ‘cyber security’

 

Watch for Threatening Email Messages that Contain Your Actual Passwords

You may receive a threatening email message that shows you your actual username and password. The attacker may demand you pay them 2900, or some other significant amount. They threaten horrible things if you do not pay. Continue reading ‘Watch for Threatening Email Messages that Contain Your Actual Passwords’


Stop Hidden Attacks Buried in Email Attachments

When you receive an email attachment, even when you are expecting the document and know the sender, the attached file can be poisoned.  Continue reading ‘Stop Hidden Attacks Buried in Email Attachments’


Ask IT Pros to Check Your Routers and Firewalls

We audited a company last week and discovered that their web filtering tools, designed to stop users from accidentally landing on malicious websites, was not blocking dangerous sites. In these days with ransomware and bad actors tricking users into clicking on dangerous links, it is essential to have web content filtering in place. Continue reading ‘Ask IT Pros to Check Your Routers and Firewalls’


How to E-Mail Encrypted Attachments

E-mail messages can be intercepted or read by an unauthorized individual. Continue reading ‘How to E-Mail Encrypted Attachments’


A Simple Change Can Help Protect Your Family, and It Works on Apple and Windows

There is a setting on your computer that can help protect your family. Continue reading ‘A Simple Change Can Help Protect Your Family, and It Works on Apple and Windows’


New York City is Providing Automatic Protection for all iPhone Users, and So Can Your City

As the City of Atlanta is still recovering from the massive ransomware attack on March 22, NYC is launching a program that provides secure Internet access for residents and visitors at no charge. Continue reading ‘New York City is Providing Automatic Protection for all iPhone Users, and So Can Your City’


A New Opportunity for Your IT Pros to Protect your Servers

Attackers can take advantage of a large attack surface on your servers. Your IT professionals can drastically reduce the attack surface, and potentially save you money. Continue reading ‘A New Opportunity for Your IT Pros to Protect your Servers’


How Buying a Spare Printer can Vastly Improve Your Cyber Security

Imagine a scenario when an IT professional knows there is an urgent security problem in your firewall that needs to be addressed. And at the same time, your multi-function printer is broken. What problem will the IT professional address first? Continue reading ‘How Buying a Spare Printer can Vastly Improve Your Cyber Security’


When Trusted Programs get Hacked: An Attacker May Be Putting Germs on Your Toothbrush

It is like someone borrowing your toothbrush without you knowing, and you get sick from their germs. Think of programs on computers as being something that can be used to make you sick. As 2018 continues, more attackers will use trusted software as a vector to infect networks. Continue reading ‘When Trusted Programs get Hacked: An Attacker May Be Putting Germs on Your Toothbrush’


Patching Nightmare – Please Forward to Your IT Pros

Intel says, again, to stop deploying patches. Java and other new patches need handling. Continue reading ‘Patching Nightmare – Please Forward to Your IT Pros’