Month: October 2017

With the exponential rise of ransomware, it is critical that small businesses have a backup and recovery plan in place. This article provides five crucial points for business owners to keep in mind to protect their business, data and customers. Over the past few years, we’ve seen an exponential rise in ransomware. Cybercriminals see the […]

I’ve been in IT for over 20 years and spend much of my time rubbing elbows with IT pros that specialize in certain parts of the industry. So, when I talk a lot (and I do) about backups, there’s sort of an assumption that the IT pro I’m interacting with has the basics down. But, […]

In the last two weeks, Sophos researchers have kept an eye on a vulnerability in Microsoft’s Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) protocol used to send messages and share data between applications. Yesterday, new developments revealed an additional dimension to this attack. Early on, we noted that attackers could exploit DDE to launch malware via tainted Office attachments, for example in […]

A DNS (Domain Name Server) is what translates a website address from a URL that you enter to an IP address which your computer actually connects to. For example, when you type “www.xda-developers.com” into your browser, your computer queries a DNS which looks up and returns the IP address “209.58.128.90” to the client. This process […]

Microsoft & Unifi has already fixed the Wi-Fi attack vulnerability: Technology companies are starting to respond to a new Wi-Fi exploit affecting all modern Wi-Fi networks using WPA or WPA 2 encryption. The security vulnerabilities allow attackers to read Wi-Fi traffic between devices and wireless access points, and in some cases even modify it to […]