Tech trends and news relevant to small and midsize businesses.

Phishing is Easy: Economics of the Malware Industry

Tue, Apr, 02, 2019 @ 14:04 PM

Launching a Cyberattack is Easy

Or at the very least, much easier than it used to be. Although byzantine by today’s malware standards, the viruses and trojans of the early 1990s were sophisticated threats for their time. Furthermore, these first...

Google Chrome Password Checkup Extension and How to Enable It

Tue, Mar, 05, 2019 @ 09:03 AM

In January of this year, an estimated one billion user accounts were exposed by a massive data breach.

Dubbed “Collection #1”, it spanned 12,000 files and was 87 gigabytes in size. Security researcher Troy Hunt exposed Collection #1 when it...

Online Shopping While at Work, Do's and Don'ts

Thu, Dec, 06, 2018 @ 10:12 AM

Today, we are talking about the best practices for employers and employees for shopping while at work. While it's not the best case scenario for employers an estimated 60% of workers will be skimming shopping sites for Christmas goodies.

Malware to be on the Lookout For

Wed, Nov, 21, 2018 @ 14:11 PM

Today, we are bringing you the top five malware issues we've seen over this year, and that'll be problematic into 2019. If you've been wondering what you might be up against in the world of IT security we have some answers for you. Or if you are...

Alteryx Data Breach: What You Can Do

Wed, Dec, 27, 2017 @ 14:12 PM

Summary

Here’s a fun question to pose to the family dinner table: Have you ever heard of Alteryx?

Scam Alert: Phishers Target PayPal Users With Fake "Failed Transactions" Emails

Wed, Dec, 06, 2017 @ 11:12 AM

Summary

Scammers are pushing out fake PayPal emails that use the premise of an unverified transaction to phish for customers’ personal and financial information. Use PayPal? Here's is what you need to look out for!

Scam Alert: Following News of Hack, Expect Uber-Themed Phishing Attacks

Tue, Nov, 28, 2017 @ 11:11 AM

Summary

In this week's Scam Alert we talk about the Uber hack that compromised 57 million records and was covered up for a year! We expect to see a rise in Uber-themed phishing scams in the coming weeks. Here's what happened, and why you should...

Scam Alert: Cyber Monday Is Scammer Haven!

Tue, Nov, 21, 2017 @ 09:11 AM

Summary

We're kicking off a new weekly blog series called Scam Alert! Each week, we'll notify you about an ongoing phishing campaign. Feel free to share this information with friends, family and coworkers. The best defense against phishing scams...