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February 4, 2021

Hackers Have Your Passwords: A Two-Factor Authentication Guide

With the number of data breaches that have occurred, hackers almost certainly have your password. If they don’t you are now more likely than ever to become the victim of a phishing attack. What’s standing between the hackers and your data? Hopefully, it’s two-factor authentication. Two-factor authentication (2FA) is an additional step that verifies your […]
January 28, 2021

Paying Ransomware Demands Can Be Illegal

If you are targeted by hackers with ransomware and decide to pay the ransom to get your data back, you might be investigated by the government. The current regulations come from the International Emergency Economic Powers Act and the Trading With the Enemy Act. These essentially make it illegal for companies and individuals to pay […]
October 22, 2020

Company Cyber and Security Departments’ Budgets on the Rise

Many companies put their tech security departments on the wayside, choosing to instead focus on things that would directly make the company money. However, with preventative costs showing more value than recovery costs, it’s a no-brainer.
October 21, 2020

Phishing Sites Use CAPTCHA to Avoid Detection

There is an increasing number of phishing websites that are using CAPTCHA product in order to appear legitimate.
October 21, 2020

Employee Information Not as Protected as Customer Data

H&M Group, a Swedish company specializing in apparel, was recently fined over forty million dollars because they collected excessive personal data on their employees and failed to protect that information.
October 21, 2020

Compliance with Credit Card Security Standards Declines

According to data from studies by Verizon, which audited companies in 60 different countries, the standard for storing and transmitting credit card data as declined. The most affected companies are those in hospitality, retail, and finance. This means your data may not be as safe as it seems, with the numbers of compliant companies dropping […]
October 20, 2020

Here’s How Much Your Stuff is Going to Cost to Get Back

It was so kind of you to leave your systems so vulnerable. It was very easy for me to grab a few things I thought I wanted. Turns out I don’t really need them, so I’ll be glad to give them back. For a price.
September 30, 2020

Phone Scams are Costing Americans Millions

I’m pretty sure I’ll be arrested after I finish this article. I got a call from some government agency and there are several warrants for my arrest because I didn’t pay my taxes. They said I could pay up and make it all go away, but I think I ‘ll take my chances.
September 30, 2020

Cyber Criminals Really Like When You Use Sticky Notes

Dear Users at XYZ Corp, I really appreciate all of those colorful sticky notes on your desks. First, I would like to thank Susie from accounting. That office party photo on social media with the door code stuck to someone’s monitor was picture perfect. After using that code to access the building, I found many […]
September 30, 2020

Your Old Computers – One Organization’s Trash, A Criminal’s Treasure

In most cases your organization’s old devices are a data gold mine.
September 30, 2020

Is My Business a Target for Hackers

If you need to pick a lock, hot-wire a car, or hack into a company’s enterprise server it’s extremely likely that there is a video on YouTube.
September 30, 2020

Bitcoin – A Criminal Currency?

A lot has changed since the days of Capone and Bitcoin has become the currency of choice in the criminal underworld.

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