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What You Need to Know About Spear Phishing
Have you ever received an email that you recognized as a scam, but it contained a lot of real details about you, your company or the purported sender? If so, you may have been the target of a spear phishing attack. Spear Phishing vs Phishing A typical phishing email is designed to look like it […]
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The Dangers of Public Wi-Fi
Do you use the free wi-fi at coffee shops, restaurants, airports or hotels to catch up on work? One of the perks of remote and hybrid work is that one can log in from anywhere. But, while free public wi-fi is convenient, it can pose serious security and privacy risks. Why is Public Wi-Fi Risky? […]
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Ransomware in Education
If you are a parent of school-aged children, you undoubtedly have experienced the benefits – and struggles – of online learning. Online education and remote learning have been steadily growing over the last several years. That growth exploded in 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic forced schools, colleges, universities and other educational institutions to close their […]
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We Tried Out Edge’s New Super Duper Secure Mode
What’s better than being secure online? Being Super Duper Secure online. Microsoft is testing out an experimental new feature to make their Edge web browser Super Duper Secure. The regular version of Edge is already pretty secure. But for those of us who want to maximize online cybersecurity, or if you’re just looking for additional […]
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T-Mobile Confirms "Unauthorized Access"
What We Know So Far: On August 15, Vice reported that T-Mobile was investigating claims that someone obtained the personal data of 100+ million people from its servers. The stolen data was being sold on a dark web forum and purportedly contains “social security numbers, phone numbers, names, physical addresses, unique IMEI numbers, and driver […]
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Why Email Fatigue is a Security Risk
Take a peek at your work inbox. How many unread messages do you have: hundreds, maybe even thousands? Does scrubbing a toilet sound more appealing than dealing with your unopened emails? Do you fantasize about quitting your job and never looking back just so you don’t have to answer another email? While these may seem […]
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6 Ways to Protect Against Smishing & Text Spam
Spam text messages are not only annoying... they can also be dangerous! Cybercriminals use text messages to trick you into entering your personal information. This is known as smishing (“SMS phishing”). There are several approaches used to try to compel a user to click on a link or submit private information. Some trick users into […]
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1/3 of Healthcare Organizations Paid Ransom to Restore Their Data
People depend on hospitals, clinics, medical offices and other healthcare providers to be there when they need them the most. In turn, healthcare organizations depend on technology to be able to provide care. It is an industry where 24-hour availability of services is, quite literally, a life or death matter. For healthcare organizations, IT downtime […]
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QR Codes & Privacy
If you’ve dined out in public recently, chances are you scanned a QR code with your phone to view the menu. You may have even used a QR code to pay the bill. Restaurants, cafes and bars have ditched physical print menus in favor of touch-free options, and QR codes are everywhere. However, this week […]
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How Long Would it Take to Brute Force Your Password?
Here’s the bad news: Your password of “123456” can be cracked instantly and is about as secure as having no password at all. The good news is: you’re too smart to have that password in the first place... right? A recent poll conducted by Google found that 24% of Americans have used common passwords such […]
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