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Category Archives: Cybersecurity

  1. What is Credential Stuffing, and Why Does It Matter?

    Have you been in a situation where you didn’t have access to your password for a website or app and couldn’t remember it?  One of the most annoying things about this situation is when you guess incorrectly a few times and the account gets locked.  Depending on which website you’re trying to use, unlocking the…

  2. Business Cybersecurity News: Early October, 2020

    “Land and expand” was dangerous enough when it was used as a sales strategy.  Now, it’s increasingly being deployed by cybercriminals to maximize their profits.  Here’s what’s happening this month in cybersecurity news. Microsoft Office is a Top Target for Cyberattacks With so many people working from home, Office365 has become one of the most…

  3. Cyberattacks Pose as Cybersecurity Training

    If you received one of the “Nigerian Prince” scam emails in the earlier days of the internet, you may have been left wondering who exactly falls for those things.  The story was implausible and the grammar was terrible.  But the reality is that today’s scammers are far, far more creative when it comes to building…

  4. Business Cybersecurity News: Late September, 2020

    With so many companies employing basic antivirus and anti-malware software, cybercriminals are having to work harder to get their payout.  They’re getting around these programs by recompiling ransomware programs to avoid detection. They’re also using web-based applications to move around businesses’ data – or their money.  Here’s what’s happening in cybersecurity right now. New Cybersecurity…

  5. Three Ways Your “Secure” Cloud Can Leak Data

    The safest way to survive in a big corporation is to always make the obvious choice.  If you’re tasked with buying tablets for a division, always buy the iPad.  If you choose iPads and they work poorly, nobody will give you too much grief for picking the obvious choice.  But if you go with Lenovo…

  6. Business Cybersecurity News: Early September, 2020

      Since COVID-19 started, 20% of companies have already been hit with a cyberattack.  New types of attacks are hitting companies more quickly, avoiding detection from antivirus software.  And a recent phishing campaign uses your own website against you.  Here’s the latest cybersecurity news. Malwarebytes Survey: 20% of Businesses Hit with Cyberattack Due to Work-From-Home…

  7. Permission for Access?  Who’s Asking?

    Earlier in the smartphone days, they didn’t all come with a built-in ‘flashlight’ feature.  It was one of the easiest apps in the world to make – all it does is toggle your camera flash off and on – so it was quickly created by app developers and added to Google’s app store. Unfortunately, some…

  8. Business Cybersecurity News: Late August, 2020

    A cybersecurity training company gets educated.  Most employees don’t get cybersecurity education.  And over a hundred companies mined cryptocurrency for cybercriminals on their Amazon cloud servers .  Here’s what’s happening in cybersecurity in the last couple of weeks.   Cybersecurity Training Company SANS Hit by Cyberattack; 28,000 Items Stolen Major cybersecurity training company SANS was…

  9. Don’t Add New Technology Without Securing It!

    According to ADT, around 20% of homes in the US have a home security system.  Most of them probably value the system, even if half of them are trying to figure out how to get out of the long-term contract they signed. That 20% figure is about half as large as the 39% who have…

  10. Ransomware: Now with More Extortion

    Ransomware is still all over the place – attacks are up more than 20% in 2020.  But a ransomware-only attack is quickly being replaced by more sophisticated – and ruthless – attacks. In a traditional ransomware attack, a cyber criminal finds a way onto business networks (often with stolen usernames and passwords) and runs software…