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The Trouble with Trusting Your Online Friends

Trust is the foundation of a good relationship – you trust friends to be loyal, sincere, and honest. But when you blindly trust online friends, you could be opening yourself up to cyberattack. When you hear about a big data breach on the news, you may think you don’t need to worry. You may think, “I don’t do business with that company, so the crooks can’t steal my identity.” Or [...]

By | 2020-10-12T08:07:50-04:00 October 16th, 2020|Newsletters|0 Comments

Don’t Get Hooked By a Whaling Attack

The executives of your company are the big fish in your sea. Yet cybercriminals think of them as whales. In fact, whaling is a new cybersecurity threat targeting the C-suite level. You’ve likely heard of phishing attacks. Phishers use scam emails or spoofed websites to obtain user credentials or financial information. This might be an email that looks like it is from your bank asking you to log in and [...]

By | 2020-10-12T07:57:27-04:00 October 15th, 2020|Newsletters|0 Comments

Don’t Get Hooked by Spear Phishing Attacks

Phishing attacks have been around for a long time in IT.  Designed to steal your credentials or trick you into installing malicious software, they have persisted in the IT world precisely because they have been so devastatingly simple and effective.  A more modern and more effective version of the same attack called "Spear-Phishing" is commonly used today. A typical phishing attack involves an attacker sending out a malicious email to [...]

By | 2020-10-12T07:52:47-04:00 October 14th, 2020|Newsletters|0 Comments

5 Red Flags Of Phishing Emails: Think Before You Click

A single click can be the difference between maintaining data security and suffering massive financial losses. From the moment just one employee takes the bait in a phishing email, your business is vulnerable to data breaches and extensive downtime. Quickly spot the red flags and put phishing emails where they belong: 1. Poor spelling and grammar While occasional typos happen to even the best of us, an email filled with [...]

By | 2020-10-12T07:13:12-04:00 October 13th, 2020|Newsletters|0 Comments

LetMeIn101: How the Bad Guys Get Your Password

Passwords are essential to your cybersafety. You know it, but if you’re like the rest of the digital society, you probably have dozens of passwords to remember. It’s a lot. So, you might take shortcuts. Taking advantage of your laissez-faire attitude is one way bad guys access your passwords. Incredibly, there are still people out there using “password” or “123456” in their access credentials. Some people don’t change the default [...]

By | 2020-10-12T06:33:42-04:00 October 12th, 2020|Newsletters|0 Comments