Category: <span>Business advice</span>

5 Easy ways to figure out that you have a malware problem Letting your guard down for even a little bit can result in malware on your system. When that happens, it’s important to recognize the potential symptoms so that you can clear it from your system as soon as possible. There are a few […]

Phone, live chat, and help desk all-in-one Connecting with customers is vital to the growth and prosperity of your business. Traditionally, customers wanted to connect with a business by going into the storefront or connecting via phone. Now, it’s more common to have a customer want to send a message via social media or start […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Bye bye Adobe Flash. Windows 10 update removes Flash Player. Adobe will no longer be supporting their Flash Player as of December 31, 2020. In anticipation of this event, Microsoft has released a Windows update that removes Adobe’s Flash Player. Microsoft stated, “We are releasing this removal update in advance of end of support to […]

Sneaky password spray attacks are quite effective at being bad It’s not uncommon to have several different email addresses. Nor is it uncommon to not check every email address every day for security notifications. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what hackers using Password Spray Attacks are hoping for. Typically, when users think about the hacking of their […]

Hardware-based 2FA security can up your protection from hacks A great way to boost the security of your online accounts is to use a hardware key. Two-factor authentication – also referred to as 2FA or multi-factor authentication – provides extra protection from attacks by requiring the use of secondary verification in addition to a password […]

Hackers have leaked more than 900 VPN passwords It’s been reported that a hacker has published a list of over 900 plaintext usernames and passwords of Pulse Secure VPN enterprise servers – as well as IP addresses – to a Russian-speaking hacker forum that is frequented by multiple ransomware gangs. Tech reporting company, ZDNet, obtained […]