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  1. Valentine’s Day = Ransomware Opportunity

    Categories: Security

    Just a quick reminder that when you receive that “special message” from someone on Valentine’s Day that is may be (probably is) just spam that is looking for an unsuspecting victim to spread malware/ransomware/etc. As reported by InfoSecurity, the Necurs botnet mounted a massive spam campaign focused on dating lures. Read the article here: https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/necurs-fuels-massive-valentines/  … Read more »

  2. WannaMine Attacks on the rise

    Categories: Security

    Not exactly a “new” attack, but now being reported far more often is the “WannaMine” attack.  WannaMine is like ransomware, but instead of locking up your data and demanding a ransom, it uses your computer for cryptocurrency mining. WannaMine is uses a well known exploit ETERNALBLUE as a mechanism to install a CryptoMining payload on your… Read more »

  3. Netflix Phishing Scam

    Categories: Security

    With this scam Cyber Criminals are not just looking to steal your username and password, they are looking to grab your credit card data, your picture and your ID. This scam starts out like a typical phishing scam by sending you an email telling you that your Netflix account is on hold and that you… Read more »

  4. W-2 phishing scams are on the way

    Categories: Security

    The season for W-2 Phishing scams is just around the corner.  For several years, cyber criminals have been using tax season to launch sophisticated social engineering attacks against individuals, payroll departments and HR departments.  The cyber criminals use tactics to trick people into providing W-2 data that they utilize to file fraudulent tax returns and other… Read more »

  5. 57 Million Records Stolen but not reported for a year.

    Categories: Security

    A year ago Uber suffered a breach that resulted in the theft of 57 million records containing customer data.  Uber kept it quiet until now. KnowBe4 post about Uber Breach Why does it matter?  The more information that hackers can collect on potential targets, the easier it is for them to trick you or steal your… Read more »

  6. The Importance of Security Awareness Training for Employees

    Categories: Security

    The Importance of Security Awareness Training for Employees October 27, 2017 One of the most important parts of a good security policy includes Security Awareness Training (SAT) for all employees.  Your security policy may even require the need to have vendors or other outsiders to obtain SAT in some form. Why is SAT so important?… Read more »

  7. Reaper: Massive IoT BotNet poised for what…

    Categories: Security

    Reaper: Massive IoT BotNet poised for what… October 25, 2017 Just over a year ago some of the world’s largest websites were taken down for almost a day by “Mirai”.  Mirai is a malware strain that infected the “Internet of Things” (IoT) such as wireless routers, digital video recorders and other smart-devices for use in… Read more »

  8. 9 Tips to Strengthen Password Security

    Categories: Security

    9 Tips to Strengthen Password Security October 24, 2017 Passwords have long been a challenge for users and system administrators.  Users generally dislike all the rules that system admins require, but they are still necessary.  Here are 9 tips to help strengthen your passwords. Change passwords at least every three months for non-administrative users and… Read more »

  9. “KRACK” Attack: WiFi Security flaw

    Categories: Security

    “KRACK” Attack: WiFi Security flaw October 19, 2017 On Monday, a serious weakness was discovered in WPA2, a protocol that secures all modern protected Wi-Fi networks. The flaw allows potential attackers to leverage this vulnerability to break into the WPA2 security model and steal data flowing between wireless devices and the targeted Wi-Fi network. What’s… Read more »

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