To A Hacker—You’re Not Important But Your Data Is!

Your information is everywhere—on your personal computer’s hard drive, shopping sites, social media sites, online services you’ve signed up for, etc. How many online forms have you filled out in the past three months? Probably more than you can remember. Where do you think all this information goes? To corporate and Government databases, that’s where. […]

Sometimes Low-Tech is the way to go

I’ve spoken about this at meetings and written about it in blog posts, but hacking into cameras and spying on people can and does happen. There are high-tech solutions you can use to protect yourself that will make it harder for a hacker to penetrate your security, but if they’re determined enough they’ll eventually find […]

Anatomy Of A CEO-Wire Fraud Attack

CEO-Wire Fraud is a dangerous Social Engineering attack that cost businesses billions in losses. A good Social Engineer will study potential victims sometimes for months before attacking and craft convincing spoofed emails, targeting accounting personnel with wire transfer responsibilities. Recently, one of our best clients experienced such an attack and they graciously allowed us to use […]

Locky Ransomware Diguises Itself Again

Locky ransomware keeps evolving in an effort to live on!  Security firm, Bitdefender through its blog, Hot For Security, reports an uptick in SPAM attacks where malicious emails carrying infected attachments warn users of suspicious money movements from bank accounts, credit card suspensions, etc. Once the target clicks on the attachment, they are infected with […]

Security Alert: Go ToMyPC Hacked

Graham Cluley reports that the popular remote access tool, Go ToMyPC has been hacked and Citrix reset all passwords as a security precaution. Click here to read the actual article. We advise that all of our clients and readers who use Go ToMyPC to change their password immediately and follow the guidelines below: Do not […]

Vigilance Is King In Cyber-Security

Introduction To those that are looking for that one security application that will provide total protection, I hate to burst your bubble—there isn’t any. Security apps are important and EVERY individual and business must use them, but you simply cannot rely on them to keep you completely safe. Vigilance is the key to overall safety. […]

35 Common Sense Actions To Increase Home And Office Security

Security isn’t all that complicated. There are many things you can do to stay safe. Below are 35 actions you can take to protect yourself at home and in the office. Implement as many as you can. Use Strong, complex Passwords Businesses should have a written, enforceable Password Security Policy in place Use a password […]

4 Tools You Should Never Be Without

To thwart today’s sophisticated cyber-criminals, users must become more knowledgeable about how to keep themselves safe. The bad guys love to crack your passwords, trick you into clicking infected links and lure you onto compromised websites. We have 4 web-based tools that you should keep handy— bookmark them so they’ll always be at your fingertips. […]

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 […]

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 […]