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June 9, 2020
Staying Safe & Secure on Social Media
Did you know that an employee's sloppy social media habits can lead to a compromise that extends beyond the individual’s personal account? Many people don’t realize that their login credentials tie them together with an invisible thread in the dark web. A hacked social account could lead to access to business credentials or more. Hackers […]
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June 9, 2020
Can Your Mobile Phone Get Infected with Malware?
Can your mobile phone be infected with malware? It sure can. You’re holding a small computer in your hand, and it can be susceptible to malicious software just like your laptop or desktop. Nuisanceware can be problematic when it is downloaded with other applications. Spyware can lead to stolen data, and one step up is […]
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June 9, 2020
What is a Deepfake?
A deepfake is a portmanteau (more on that in a moment) of “deep learning” and “fake”. What is a portmanteau? It is when you take multiple words and combine them into a new word. For example, smog is a portmanteau of smoke and fog. So how exactly could deepfake affect you and your business? If you take a photo, audio, or video and […]
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June 9, 2020
What is a Botnet?
You may hear the word ‘bot’ used in conversations, especially around cybersecurity.  But often we use it without really knowing exactly what it means or how it originated. The Players The term botnet is short for robot network.  It describes a network of computers that are infected by malware.  This malware is controlled by a single party, […]
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June 9, 2020
Social Engineering in Action
Is social engineering that effective? Ask an Uber or Rockstar Games employee that question and you’ll likely hear a resounding yes. This effective mode of duping people within a targeted group or business was the method that one hacker used to hit both companies with a breach. Just how effective is it? In 2021, the FBI received 323,972 complaints of social engineering attacks. And […]
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June 9, 2020
Student Loan Scams
Student Loan Scams With the launch of the U.S. Student Loan Forgiveness program, there is an opportunity for students and other borrowers to benefit. Any scenario that puts millions of people in a target pool is ideal for hackers. Add to the scenario the list of questions and uncertainties and you have a recipe for […]
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June 9, 2020
What To Do When You Have Been Hacked
Cybersecurity has never been more important than it is today. With so many of us working fully remotely online, and so many more of us working in a hybrid capacity, a huge proportion of our workspaces exist solely on the internet. That means that we are ever more vulnerable to the attempts of hackers and […]
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June 9, 2020
Back to School Cybersecurity
It’s back-to-school time, and no matter the age of the student, or the location of the school, there’s one class that everyone needs to pass. Smart cybersecurity habits need to be on all of our minds, and we can’t afford to fail. We’ve put together some reminders about staying safe online and with your technology. […]
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June 9, 2020
The Human Element
With regard to technology, the Human Race is in an actual race to have the latest products and solutions integrated into our lives. We will stand in line for hours to be the first to have a new phone when it is released. Camp out on Black Friday to get a good deal on electronics […]
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June 9, 2020
Deepfakes & Cybercrime
Does your business have a remote workforce? Since the pandemic, we’ve seen a massive shift to hybrid, work-from-home and 100% remote work models. And while remote work has proven to be immensely beneficial to both employees and employers, it does come with unique challenges. We’ve covered many of these, including security for remote workers, keeping […]
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