Security Alert: Bank Info Stealing SPAM Email Campaign Underway

Security website, Heimdal Security has learned about a new criminal email campaign targeting random email addresses with infected attachments designed to steal banking and financial information from its victims. Using the names of trusted companies, criminals attempt to gain the confidence of victims, urging them to open and review a scanned document about a piece […]

Is Anti-Virus Software Necessary?

This question seems to come up every so often, usually from people whose systems were recently infected by the latest exploit. They feel that since they were infected even though they had an anti-virus (AV) program on their PC, the AV was not helping them and therefore not necessary. They are wrong. It is not reasonable […]

If It’s Online, It can Be Hacked!

It is becoming very hard to keep people safe on the internet these days since almost everything is online — from surveillance cameras to implanted medical devices to common household appliances. Recently, CIO published an article called “The Internet of Things Could Encroach on Personal Privacy”. It discusses the White House’s concern that the sensors […]

Social Engineering Attacks On The Rise

CSO posted a great article that I think all business people should read, internalize, and use in their company’s employee training programs. The article called “Four of the newest (and lowest) Social Engineering scams” says that the number of spear-phishing campaigns jumped 91% in 2013. Social engineering is big business, pulling in millions of dollars […]

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 […]

Email – The Hacker’s Backdoor To Your System

In many of our past articles, we emphasized the need for Small-to-Medium Size Businesses (SMBs) to take security more seriously. As you’re reading this, there is a cyber-criminal somewhere in the world creating a new piece of malware, virus, or devising a social engineering plot. Cyberspace is a dangerous place but one that all businesses […]

The Weakest Link in IT Security

Today, there are a plethora of programs that will safeguard a company’s IT systems, from anti-virus programs to anti-malware packages that will catch and sanitize even the most stubborn infections. So, the question remains — with all these security programs available, why and how do IT attacks succeed on such a large scale?