Security Alert: Equifax Data Breach Impacts 143 Million People

Reporting agencies and security blogs are ablaze today with the news that Credit-reporting giant Equifax suffered a data breach possibly exposing critical information on 143 million U.S. consumers. Hackers supposedly exploited a vulnerability in a website application and gained unauthorized access to files as far back as mid-May. Information exposed in the hack: names, Social Security […]

Security Alert: DocuSign Breach Leads To Phishing Attacks

A recent breach at DocuSign has led to phishing campaigns designed to infect recipients with credential stealing and banking trojans: Pony, EvilPony and ZLoader. DocuSign is one of the most widely used electronic signature applications with 200+ million users. As an immediate measure, DocuSign recommends that you delete any email that appears to come from […]

Security Alert: 117 Million LinkedIn Logons For Sale

Tripwire’s “State Of Security” blog reports that hackers have stolen over 100 million LinkedIn account credentials and are now in the process of selling them on the Dark Web. Some of the stolen passwords are the same as those stolen in a 2012 breach, but reports say that some are new. We recommend that you […]

Study: 65% Of Doctors Share Patient Data Via Mobile Devices

A blog post by Becker’s Heath IT & CIO Review revealed that a study by mobile Security firm, Skycure found that 65% of physicians use mobile devices to share patient data: 70% used mobile devices to manage patient data and 74% use multiple devices to do so. Almost 3 out of 10 doctors store patient […]

11 Ways To Protect Yourself When Others Put You At Risk

The problem SC Magazine reports that 44% of companies are still using Windows XP and 34% of enterprises are using a combination of Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 which will be decommissioned by Microsoft on July 14, 2015. Apparently, many businesses are reluctant to migrate to the newer software despite the fact that older […]

Get Rid of Spam

Introduction When people think of SPAM they recall the hundreds of daily emails for discount Viagra or other medications at unbelievable savings. Most think of them as annoying (which they are!) and dutifully block them, sending the annoyances to the junk folder only to get the same message again a day later. It seems that […]

Be Proactive And Protect Yourself Online

It happens so often now that we’re all getting used to it. Another data breach, this time at insurance giant, Anthem. 80 million records were stolen. That means the criminal forums will soon be flooded with personal information they can use to steal identities, open bogus accounts, etc. You may ask — when will this […]

Article Roundup – 10/09/14

XSolutions scours the web bringing you articles on important Technology and Business Topics. Our sincere thanks to the publications and authors for sharing their knowledge. We hope you enjoy and profit from the writings of these expert authors.   XSolutions’ Feature Article: You Waste 17 Hours Per Year On This Marketing: It’s Time: How to […]

The One Thing Everyone Should Do To Protect Their Information But Probably Don’t (Or Won’t) That Can Cost You Big-time!

As humans, we like to take the easy way out. We figure that less work is better as long as we’re able to accomplish what we set out to do. Sometimes, that’s a good thing. The “less work” mantra has been responsible for countless inventions that have made life much easier. However, when it comes […]

Should You Encrypt Your Laptop?

I read an article earlier this week about a billing vendor employee whose laptop was stolen and although it was password protected, the data was not encrypted, possibly exposing confidential data on 3,500 students. Many of our past posts dealt with security issues such as password protection, malware and virus protection, etc. and that’s what […]