Cybersecurity or Computer system security is the act of protecting information and services against damage, theft or disruption.
As recently announced on May 14, Microsoft released a patch for its Remote Code Execution vulnerability, CVE-2019-0798, to fix its older Windows versions XP and 2003. The vulnerability has the potential to be exploited by ransomware - particularly WannaCry - in which the malware could spread from one computer to the next, hence the term “wormable”.Read More
Nowadays, any organization can be susceptible to a cyberattack, as sensitive data can end up in a hacker’s hands if a website has unpatched vulnerabilities.Read More
Phishing email messages are going around in an attempt to steal valuable login credentials from company officials.Read More
‘Tis the season for online shopping and cybersecurity tips! While Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals have ended, the holiday shopping season has just begun, and during this time of year, cybercriminals are out to cause havoc.
As the city of Atlanta took on a massive ransomware strike back in March 22, the repercussions have continued to grow exponentially, with the city’s municipal government chief information officer (CIO) revealing how the cyberattack was more far-reaching and costly than predicted.Read More
A flaw in Cisco switches was the culprit of critical infrastructure attacks in numerous countries, according to a security report from the Cisco Talos team. The cyberattack reportedly affected 168,000 systems in the process.Read More
Ransomware is quickly becoming one of the most pervasive and dangerous cyberthreats. The latest ransomware attacks can evade even the most robust enterprise security systems and quickly spread throughout a company, impairing user productivity and disrupting business for hours or even days.Read More
Cybersecurity threats are continuously evolving; IT systems administrators are tasked with constantly seeking better backup methods that can bring their information systems back online in the event of a malware attack.
It is now common knowledge that having an up-to-date or even a state of the art anti-virus program may not always protect a business from getting infected. There are always Zero-day or obscure security issues that can be exploited; not to mention the possibility of internal threats.Read More
Have you heard about Bitcoin?
I’m guessing you’ve seen it in the headlines by now. What is it, you ask? We’ll keep it pretty simple and drop a link here if you’re interested in reading more about it. To keep it short, Bitcoin is a decentralized cryptocurrency that involves technology, economics, math, and social dynamics. It’s an anonymous currency that, quite frankly, is a bit risky.Read More
Ars Technica reported findings about a newly discovered security flaw known as KRACK, which is something that affects WPA2 (a security protocol used in most WiFi devices). KRACK is an acronym for Key Reinstallation Attack and involves reusing a one-time key during an attempt to join a secured WiFi network. When this is done, it gives the hacker the opportunity to decrypt all information that’s being exchanged from the device (smartphone, laptop, etc.) to the access point. Not only is your private information up for grabs, but your credit card numbers, passwords, messages, emails and more are about ready to be stolen.Read More
Cyber and data security concerns are kept at top of mind for SMBs, as they very well should be. The surge in security breaches over the last several years prove that cybersecurity is no longer something to just snub our noses at; we need to consciously make an effort to protect ourselves. This article walks you through 10 easy cybersecurity tips for SMBs to implement and shield your data from the dangers of digital attacks.Read More
Online shopping is slowly taking over brick and mortar shopping and the conveniences are unmatched: no parking, no traffic, no crowds to navigate through. With Amazon becoming the norm and having same-day or Sunday deliveries, it’s safe to say that shopping is changing. App shopping has become the newest craze, especially in the fashion world with Instagram and Pinterest.Read More
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