Hackers Serve Malware Cocktail That Evades Most AV Programs

As I stated many times before, cyber-criminals are an adaptable bunch. They still use SPAM to deliver malicious payloads because it works so well, then change the code slightly to evade most anti-virus (AV) programs for a time. When the security companies catch up, they change it again. The new cyber-criminal toy is the Hancitor […]

The 2016 Tax Scam Season And What To Do About It

Introduction The 2016 tax season is just around the corner and schemers, criminals and cyber-thieves are already preparing to lift your hard-earned dollars from your pocket. Every year, thieves steal billions by filing false returns and duping trusting people into sending thousands of dollars to settle bogus “IRS” tax claims. Criminals can create an IRS […]

Danger: Hackers Can Disable Brakes On New Cars

It seems that the main stream media is just now catching up to what we here at XSolutions have been warning our readers about for at least a year. It’s good to see that they’re finally coming on board. Yesterday morning I saw a segment on the news about how “ethical hackers” were able to […]

5 Staggering Facts You Should Know

I recently came across an article on the Canadian Government website called “Phishing: How many take the bait?” Here’s some startling facts about this very lucrative crime: 1. 156 million Phishing emails are sent daily by cyber-criminals 2. About 16 million make it through ordinary SPAM filters 3. Of the 16 million that make it through, […]

7 Trends That Threaten Your Business

Here are a few startling statistics for 2013 from Symantec’s 2014 Internet Security Threat Report: Targeted attacks increased by 91% Security breaches increased 62% over 2012 exposing 552 million identities Web-based attacks increased 23% Read the report. It’s an eye opener! The threat landscape for all businesses is increasing at an alarming rate. Small-to-Medium Size Businesses […]

15 Tips For Protecting Your Finances Online

The internet can be treacherous and if you’re not careful, dangerous to your wealth. Recently, we’ve been inundated with stories of rampant cyber-theft with stories in the news almost on a daily basis. Although there is no way to be 100% safe, there are some things you can do to protect yourself: Only Use secure […]

Facial Recognition Software is not Science Fiction Anymore!

In the last few posts, I have been exploring various aspects of cyber-crime and how criminals can use technology against us. Last Sunday (5/19/13) I was watching one of my favorite news magazine shows. This particular episode contained a segment on Facial Recognition software and how far this technology has come in just a few […]

Medical Devices Vulnerable To Cyber-Criminals

While perusing the internet recently, I came across an article on the site Future Crimes created by futurist and cyber-crime expert, Marc Goodman. The article was called “Hacking the Human Heart: Medical Devices Found Subject to Technical Attack”, which spoke about the fact that the latest generation of medical devices have been manufactured so they […]

Has Your Website Been Hacked? Would You Know If It Was?

Between 55% to 70% of all cyber-attacks against businesses start with their website. In a great article on Networkworld “The Web Application Landscape Is Getting Worse”, author Jon Oltsik mentioned that a recent ESG study reported that 57% of those IT Professionals surveyed felt that threats to websites by cyber-criminals were on the rise as […]

Your Digital Copier May Be Dangerous To Your Company’s Health

The latest digital copiers are great pieces of equipment to have in your office. Many models do it all: copy, fax, scan and email. Leasing copier systems has many advantages such as access to the latest equipment, support, etc. For most companies it makes sense to lease their copiers. When you need an upgraded or […]