Posts Tagged ‘IT network security’

 

Major Flaw in Computer Processors Affects Security

A security vulnerability, that has existed for 10 years, has only recently been discovered. Continue reading ‘Major Flaw in Computer Processors Affects Security’


Protecting and Restricting iPads, iPhones, and Android Devices

Because many families, and business professionals, received new tablets for the holidays, it is important to consider security. Families, as well as businesses, may choose to restrict permissions on devices. Here’s how: Continue reading ‘Protecting and Restricting iPads, iPhones, and Android Devices’


About Half of All Breaches are Caused by a Contractor or Service Provider

In our experience of auditing after breaches have happened, about half were caused by a service provider working for the company that gets breached. Continue reading ‘About Half of All Breaches are Caused by a Contractor or Service Provider’


One Setting Can Protect Your Network from Ransomware

Once an attacker accesses one computer, they attempt to traverse the network and infect other computers too. That’s how ransomware spreads on a network. Continue reading ‘One Setting Can Protect Your Network from Ransomware’


Mac Vulnerability Permits Unauthorized Login

Apple’s newest operating system has a serious vulnerability that can allow someone else to logon to your Mac. Here’s what to do:  Continue reading ‘Mac Vulnerability Permits Unauthorized Login’


A Secret Operating System is Running Inside Your Computers

If this gives you a sinking feeling, it should. What most people don’t know is that, if your computer uses an Intel brand CPU, there is a hidden microprocessor dedicated to running a second operating system called MINIX. And MINIX is running right now. Continue reading ‘A Secret Operating System is Running Inside Your Computers’


Portable Radios Can Replace Family Phones

This is the time of the year when youngsters remind parents that all of their friends have phones, the latest model is out, and everyone is getting one! Some parents ask if there is an alternative. Yes. Continue reading ‘Portable Radios Can Replace Family Phones’


Wireless Security is Broken & What You Need to Do

Many organizations rely on a wireless password to protect their Wi-Fi networks. Behind the scenes, that password is used as part of a security protocol called WPA2. An attack, dubbed KRACK, has been announced that breaks that security. Continue reading ‘Wireless Security is Broken & What You Need to Do’


5 Steps to Take Now Even if You do not use Kasperski Anti-Virus

According to the Wall Street Journal, followed by the Washington Post, Russian hackers used Kaspersky anti-virus to steal NSA cyber defense information off of an employee’s home computer.

Even if you do not use Kaspersky, you still need to take 5 important steps. Continue reading ‘5 Steps to Take Now Even if You do not use Kasperski Anti-Virus’


Please Alert Your IT Pros – Increase Your Security Log File Capacity

Windows computers can keep a log of security events, such as failed logon attempts. It is helpful to know if attackers are trying to gain access to your network. When the log fills up, it overwrites itself with the oldest events first. By default, the log files are very small, and that makes it much easier for attackers to cover their tracks. Continue reading ‘Please Alert Your IT Pros – Increase Your Security Log File Capacity’