Category: Security

Donuts and coffee in an office

Favorite (Cyber) Things

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Donuts, Marriott stays and stamps  – these are a few of my favorite things. Yeah, that didn’t work as well as I had hoped… Any idea what these three things have in common? If you were to guess a data breach, then you’d be 100% correct!

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Shopping Bags

Shop Safely this Holiday Season with These Online Shopping Tips for 2018

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As we prepare for Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the e-commerce-heavy holiday season in general, there is no shortage of opportunities for criminals to benefit when online shoppers let their guard down. Following these tips will help you have a safe holiday season while still allowing you to do your shopping from the comfort of your own home or office.

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How to Protect Yourself from “Sextortion” Scams

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Attackers have recently found a way to use an old password in a new scam. A particularly sinister tactic, dubbed a “sextortion” scam, has been on the rise lately. In this blog, ADNET takes a closer look at how the attack works and how to handle it if you are targeted.

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MFA

What is This MFA Thing, and Why Do We Need It?

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Multi-factor authentication (sometimes referred to as MFA or 2FA for two-factor authentication) can be implemented with some sites, applications and services to make your accounts more secure. It works by requiring two separate credentials to be given in order to prove your identity.

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Datacenter and Cloud Infrastructure

Microsoft Extends Security Updates for Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 with Azure Migration

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If you are currently using SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2008 R2, it’s time to start planning for an upgrade, as support for both will be ending in 2019/ 2020. Using these products without purchasing extended security updates puts your organization at significant risk to security vulnerabilities. Learn how Azure can help.

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Fax Machine Printer

Faxploit: Yes, Your Fax Machine Really Is a Threat

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When we talk about network security, we tend to focus our attention on the most critical components of the network, such as firewalls, routers and servers. In reality, any device that’s on the network can be an entry point for the bad guys. Our concern today is with fax machines – yes, fax machines – and the vulnerability they can bring to a network.

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Life Saver on Boat Dock

When Giving Up the Internet Isn’t an Option: 12 Tips for Safe Browsing

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We are on the internet constantly – according to USC Annenberg’s 2017 Digital Future Report, the average American spends about 23.6 hours online a week. In this digital age, it’s not really all that surprising. You can do nearly anything you need to do via the internet, from banking to entertainment, shopping to research, and work to school. With so much of our lives spent online, it’s easy to forget one crucial fact: The internet can be dangerous. There is no way to protect yourself 100% from bad websites. However, there is a lot you can do to decrease your risk. Take a look at some of these tips to help keep you safe while browsing the internet.

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