Facebook’s mandatory scan and lack of transparency are cause for concern   Years ago, when I first encountered Facebook’s mandatory malware scan, I thought it was a scam. I was contacted by a friend that told me that her computer had a pop-up from Facebook stating that it was required that she download and run […]

Some Google Chrome add-ons have been found to contain malicious code and you could be affected.   Google Chrome is arguably the most secure browser available for use. Hackers have found a way to inconspicuously bypass that security by making fun and harmless looking extensions and offering them up as free Google Chrome add-ons. Recently, […]

Malwarebytes protection update caused massive spikes in memory usage A protection update that Malwarebytes published Saturday caused some serious side effects when the product spiked memory usage and crashes across their customer base. They sent out an update to resolve the issue automatically for customers, but if you’re still noticing problems with Malwarebytes using massive […]

What you can do to break free from the trap of not being able to leave a tricky webpage:   We’ve all run into fishy and annoying websites that have never ending pop-ups that want us to click ‘ok’ because they don’t want us to leave the page. Or, they may say they’ll allow us […]

Microsoft’s Windows Meltdown patch will not protect your security, if your antivirus software isn’t compatible. Microsoft updated their support page to state that Windows computers will not be protected from security vulnerabilities unless their antivirus software is compatible with the Spectre and Meltdown patches.   Microsoft has been rolling out a series of patches since […]

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 […]

We live in a digital age that offers many possibilities and connections throughout the web. However, not all of these connections are good ones. Unfortunately, cyber criminals plot to break into your accounts and information by means of hacking. They use many tricks and devices in order to get you to open your door to […]

There are two main areas to consider when it comes to email security. These are security in transit and security at rest. An additional concern is identity validation. It is very important to make sure that your customers trust the email you send to them. A little IT maintenance will help your business a lot. Here […]

Microsoft’s Windows 10 security improvements have had people become critical of the company’s network security efforts. Users have become concerned about corporate spying.  According to Microsoft, they are not collecting users’ personal data. Instead, they anonymize file data that is used to enhance the comprehensive experience of users and Windows functionality. The company has also […]

Having a server-based network means it’s very important to protect your server from viruses, hackers, and other malicious software. Once your server is compromised, the safety and security of your company’s whole network and all of its data can be jeopardized.  IT maintenance and network security is therefore, a very integral part of preserving not […]