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 […]

Times have changed and the NIST has updated their password recommendations to meet today’s challenges.   With the rise in hacker abilities and the continuing advancements in technology, it’s important to keep up with the best practice recommendations regarding passwords and security. The National Institute of Standards and Technology has updated their password guidelines and […]

Facebook confers everything from political affiliations to your interests in clinical trials based on your likes, comments and posts. Here’s how to view and change the story. Facebook has you pegged, or at least they think they do. Every time you click a post, like, share, comment, join a group, play a Facebook game or […]

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, […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Are you the type of person who uses the same password and username more than once for all accounts you have online? Or shamelessly post all of your personal information online without thinking about all the possible dangers? If so, don’t make the mistake, because this can cause a lot of unwanted problems in the […]