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Archive for October, 2016

IT Security Tip #5 – Banks and Business Accounts

This may shock you about bank fraud on business accounts. Did you know your company’s bank account doesn’t enjoy the same protections as a personal bank account? For example, if a hacker takes money from your business account, the bank ...

IT Security Tip #4: Use strong passwords!

Thanks to powerful brute-force-attack software readily available online, hackers can try tens of millions of possible password combinations per second. For example, hacking software can guess a five-character password under 20 minutes. If you only use lowercase letters, it’s 12 ...

IT Security Tip #3: Don’t click this type of Pop Up!

You’re working at your computer when all of the sudden – BAM! – you get a pop-up notification that your PC is infected with a virus or some other dire warning and it prompts you to either click on something ...

IT Security Tip #2: How to spot a phishing e-mail

A “phishing” e-mail is a bogus e-mail that is carefully designed to look like a legitimate request from a site or someone you trust in order to trick you into doing something that benefits the sender. It could be to ...

IT Security Tip #1: How to foil “RansomWare”

The first tip in our Internet Security series is about a hot topic called “Ransomware”. Short for “ransom software”, ransomware has been around for a very long time, but not widely used by the cyber criminals until the past couple ...


Another Intel Processor Vulnerability Found

Another Intel Processor Vulnerability Found

Intel just can't seem to catch a break.  By now, almost everyone has heard about the dreaded Spectre and Meltdown[...]
Video Embedding Feature In MS Word Has Security Vulnerability 

Video Embedding Feature In MS Word Has Security Vulnerability 

Researchers have discovered a security flaw in MS Office 2016 and older versions that leave the door open to hackers[...]
Most Apple Devices Are Getting A Major Software Update

Most Apple Devices Are Getting A Major Software Update

If you own Apple devices that use iOS, watchOS, tvOS, or macOS, there's good news.  The company just released major[...]


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