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Fake Browser Update is Ransomware

A recent trend in cyber attacks have taken the form of browser updates. When you open your browser it informs you that it is out of date and needs to be updated, when you click on update the malware is deployed. This attack can take the form of Chrome (pictured above) , Internet Explorer, Opera, …

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The rise of Hacking as a Service (HaaS)

Criminal enterprises have taken note of the growth in popularity of as-a-service products, copying this tactic to create Hacking-as-a-Service (HaaS). HaaS have provide some of the same services as the legitimate as-a-service offerings such as: live chat support, 24/7 phone support, monthly payment plans, discounts for purchasing year long subscriptions, and even marketing campaigns to …

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Phishing; Why does it still work?

In a recent Webroot Report nearly half of employees confess to clicking links in messages from Unknown senders while at work. Phishing emails are one of the most common vehicles for attacks. With employees receiving high volumes of emails each day, and the pressure to maintain high performance and efficiency, professionals are becoming even more …

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Importance of a HIPAA risk assessment

For health care organizations, failing to comply with or maintain HIPAA guidelines and standards can lead to large fines. The first step to securing electronic protected health information (e-PHI) is performing a Security Risk Assesment. According to the Health & Human Services HIPAA Security Series, these are the eight steps to performing a Risk Assesment. …

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What will 5G mean for business Cyber Security?

The coming switch to 5G cellular networks will be a boon to businesses in many ways, but it will also create a vast new “attack surface” for hackers. The main attraction to 5G — “lightning-fast” internet speeds — is also what creates the risk. Why? Because it will fuel a huge...

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Cyber Attacks Rapidly Increasing

In the past year hackers have been launching cyber Attacks against SMB ports and IoT devices at record pace, more than tripling in the past year. TCP ports primarily used on IoT devices were highly targeted. Exploits like Eternal Blue which targets a flaw in SMB protocol through port 445, has been widley used for …

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ first WiFi 6 certified smartphones

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ are the first smartphones to receive WiFi 6 certification from the WiFi Alliance. WiFi 6 will help mobile devices to save battery with Target-Wakeup, which schedules transmission time to increase efficiency. New features also allow for faster upload and download speeds,...

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iOS 13 Spam Calls and Dark Mode

iOS 13 will all but eliminate robocalls, spam calls, and solicitors from ringing your phone. This feature is called silence unknown callers, and is turned off by default. This feature will only ring your phone if the phone number is in your contacts, recent outgoing calls, or Siri suggestions....

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iPhone 11: What to expect?

iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro were announced Sept 10. New features to expect: more colors, dual lenses, 6.1″ liquid Retina display, night mode, Dolby Atoms, more durable glass, faster A13 Chip, improved water resistance (IP68), iPhone 11 Pro ($999) and iPhone 11 Pro Max ($1099).

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Ransomware and 10 Cyber Security tips

The internet can be a dangerous place, and one of the latest threats out there is ransomware. Attackers gain access to your network through various disingenuous means, and lock you out of your systems. The attackers will then send you a message demanding bitcoin or other untraceable cryptocurrency in...

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Industrial IOT: What to know now

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT), which is in its infancy today, will have a profound impact on operations in every industry from aerospace to automotive, from chemicals to construction, from manufacturing to mining and beyond. Companies that recognize and act wisely on the potential of IIOT will reap...

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Next generation WiFi: WiFi 6

WiFi 6 is the newest wireless network transmission standard. WiFi 6 will be able to support up to 10Gbps. Keep in mind that the speed from your internet service provider (ISP) is like a speed limit. Wi-Fi 6 router won’t magically speed it up. If you want to take...

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