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We’re passionate about technology, and we want to share that with you! Read our thoughts on technology, the latest security threats and business trends along with our ideas for ways you can incorporate new and future technologies into your life and business.

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The Spam Email Stigma: You’re Not an Idiot if You Fell For It

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With phishing attempts and spam emails becoming more sophisticated every day, they’re getting better at tricking people. Even the smartest person can easily make a mistake and click on something they shouldn’t. So rest assured, you’re not an idiot if you fall prey to a phishing attempt – here’s why.

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Physical and Digital Security

Physical Security and Cyber Defense 

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When we think ‘cybersecurity’, we think firewalls, antivirus programs, and not sending money to that African prince who needs to transfer a massive amount of money into our bank accounts. With so much to think about on the digital front, it’s easy to forget some of the basic physical precautions we need to take to provide the most comprehensive protection for our data.

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Old Files

Are You a Data Hoarder?

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Are you a collector? I don’t mean of something elegant like china pigs or Troll dolls…I mean are you a collector of “stuff”? Do you hold on to things, some of which may have never been used, were already used or simply aren’t needed anymore?

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Spear Phishing

Gone (Spear) Phishing

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General phishing attacks are much less successful than they used to be; the ‘spray and pray’ technique of sending as many emails as possible in the hopes that someone will fall for it are becoming far less useful. So, unfortunately, the bad guys are getting smarter too. That’s where spear phishing comes in.

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VPNFilter

VPNFilter: Reboot, but Don’t Panic

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It’s all over the news: Russia is in your router. The FBI is putting out news bulletins. Small businesses and home routers are both affected. This must be the end of the internet as we know it. …Not exactly. Is it scary and possibly dangerous? Yes, but before you panic, let’s take a look at what VPNFilter, the latest malware to cause global hysteria, does.

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EFAIL Email Encryption Vulnerability

EFAIL: Keep Calm and Don’t Disable Your Email Encryption

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A vulnerability called EFAIL is being widely reported on after new research on the existing, but little-known vulnerability became available. In technical terms, EFAIL can allow a hacker to expose the plain text of some encrypted emails sent using the encryption technologies OpenPGP and S/MIME. In layman’s terms, if an attacker were to exploit this vulnerability, they could read emails that were encrypted (and therefore thought to be “safe.”) As is often the case when security issues are discussed in the media, reactions range anywhere between “So what?” to “We’re all gonna die!” Our job as security experts is to provide balance and help you separate sound guidance from hype.

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Digital Forensics

Digital Forensics: A Brief Overview

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If cybersecurity is the proactive aspect of protecting electronic data, digital forensics is the reactive aspect. They are two sides of the same coin: one aims to build the wall, the other is dedicated to figuring out where and how the wall broke. They share a push-and-pull relationship and are permanently intertwined.

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Online Privacy: YOU Are The Product

Online Privacy: YOU Are The Product

 |   |  Security, Technology

A lot of people do not take “privacy” seriously enough. There is a general failure to comprehend that by clicking through an online agreement or EULA’s (End-User License Agreements) without reading or understanding, you have in fact agreed by proxy to have your data collected and mined. Surprised? Some may be shocked by what is being done with their personal data, but others, many who should know better, seem to be carefree with what they share online.

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O365 Phishing Emails Have Arrived

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We’re constantly on the lookout for the latest email and phishing scams, and there’s one we have seen going around revolving around Microsoft O365. Malicious emails are a numbers game – and the more people you can send them to, the more people you’re likely to get to click on the bad link.

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