Category: Business advice

The FBI is warning about an attack that bypasses multi-factor authentication Recently, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Cyber Division sent out a Private Industry Notification (PIN) to warn about cyber criminals using social engineering and technical attacks to circumvent multi-factor authentication (MFA). The FBI still recommends that companies use MFA, stating “Multi-factor authentication continues to […]

Over 200 million devices vulnerable to remote takeover The operating system that may be controlling everything from elevators, medical equipment, and other mission-critical systems is vulnerable to attacks that give attackers complete control of the device. Researchers found that it accounts for about 200 million internet-connected devices. Researchers with security firm Armis identified 11 vulnerabilities […]

New data spells out the alarming trend of using outdated software Running an unsupported or near end-of-life operating system increases security risks. Despite that fact, new research from Kaspersky has revealed that many businesses and consumers are still using Windows 7. Some users have yet to even upgrade past Windows XP! Researchers from Kaspersky analyzed […]

One third of businesses risk security by still using Windows XP Unpatched operating systems can cause significant security headaches in the future, but even with the threat of malware or ransomware, it’s been found that approximately one third of all businesses are still using Windows XP. According to SpiceWorks’ Future of Network and Endpoint Security’s […]

Thousands of 2015 15” MacBook Pros have been recalled due to batteries overheating   Apple launched a voluntary recall and replacement program for older generation 15-inc MacBook Pro units with Retina Displaying due to a fire safety risk. The unit’s battery may overheat and catch on fire. Affected units were sold primarily between September 2015 […]

Microsoft recommends securing networks by having a separate device for admin tasks Microsoft’s Security Team has some insightful advice on how companies can reduce the risk of security breaches. Their recommendation is in regards to how companies should deal with administrator accounts. They recommend that employees with administrative access should be using a separate device […]

We would like to wish you a very happy and productive 2019! We look forward to taking care of your technology needs throughout the new year!

There is hot debate over the necessity of ejecting USB devices before removing them. Which side are you on?   Popular Science decided to heat up the summer by stirring the pot. They published an article titled Do you really need to properly eject a USB drive before yanking it out? This led to fierce […]

Printers, IP phones and IP cameras among devices vulnerable to attack   A 10-year-old security flaw has left nearly a half-billion Internet of Things devices vulnerable to cyberattacks at businesses worldwide. The web exploit causing all of the trouble is called DNS rebinding.  It’s an attack first disclosed at the RSA Conference in 2008. It’s […]

Does your business have a ‘no internet’ backup plan?   It is vital for every business to strategically and proactively prepare for network failure. When internet connectivity goes down, productivity, business operations, profits, POS systems and customer satisfaction can suffer irreparable loses. Having a backup system, also called a network failover, will save you time […]