Month: <span>February 2021</span>

Edge using adaptive notification request to filter based on others Microsoft is trying out a new solution for notification requests that are frequently seen when users browse the internet. By using a feature being called ‘adaptive notification requests,’ Edge looks at whether other users block or allow requests on that particular website, then chooses the […]

Companies are frequently using tracking tech in emails The BBC commissioned the Hey email provider to analyze the use of invisible tracking tech that companies are including in emails that they send out. Hey’s review resulted in uncovering the uncomfortable truth that two-thirds of emails sent to users’ personal accounts contained what is referred to […]

SolarWinds hack gives hackers access to thousands of companies Hackers were able to access emails and other secure information from the U.S. Treasury, Justice, Commerce, and other departments and agencies due to what Microsoft is calling the largest and most sophisticated attack that the world has ever seen. The hacking campaign targeted the SolarWinds Corporation, […]

Apple update protects user IPs from Google Apple has an upcoming iOS release currently in beta that is expected to be released in the coming months. One of the features of the upcoming iOS 14.5 release is a workaround meant to preserve user privacy and to prevent Google from recording the IP addresses of iOS […]

Lax security measures allow for Florida water plant hack In yet another case of poor security practices allowing for potentially catastrophic consequences, a Florida water plant was hacked earlier this month. The Oldsmar plant in question was able to be hacked through the remote-access program TeamViewer. The cyber criminal was able to log in through […]

41% of IT Leaders Believe AI Will Replace Their Job Cloud security firm Trend Micro released their predictions report for 2021 with responders clearly seeing the sweeping change to IT that the pandemic has caused. To make predictions, Trend Micro compiles interviews they conduct with 500 IT directors, managers, CIOs, and CTOs. In the report, […]

Your 10-Step Guide to Preventing Ransomware Attacks Ransomware attacks can do a lot of damage to businesses. Once ransomware has been allowed to infect your computer, it begins the process of holding your data hostage. A ransom is then demanded by the cybercriminal in exchange for your data. Unfortunately, even if you pay the ransom, […]

How to Read the New 5G Names 5G is everywhere now, but if you look at all the names that go with 5G, i.e. 5Ge and 5G Ultra Capacity, it seems to come in a variety of flavors. The monikers applied to the various 5G options are company specific. Verizon is using the terms 5G […]

What Not to Use as a 2021 Password Passwords. Something that all computer users need on a regular basis. Yet those very necessary little lines of characters can also get us into trouble if they’re not strong enough to keep out hackers. Researchers at NordPass, a password management service provider, analyzed 275,699,516 passwords that were […]

Ransomware attacks are on the rise. Here’s how to protect your business. We recently wrote about the ransomware attack that happened to the City of Ellensburg in December of 2020. (https://rhynonetworks.com/ransomware-cyberattack-close-to-home) The City of Ellensburg was also the victim of an attack in August of 2019, where they were sent a realistic looking email from […]