2301, 2018

Spectre & Meltdown: how to protect yourself

By |January 23, 2018|Categories: Apple|Tags: , , , , , , |

Spectre and Meltdown are critical security flaws that affect a majority of computers today, including the one you’re using to read this. They can leak your passwords and other sensitive data, which is why software companies are working on security patches. The good news for Apple users is that fixes [...]

2912, 2017

Tips to protect your smartphone

By |December 29, 2017|Categories: Android|Tags: , , , , , |

Cyber criminals will always be eyeing your data regardless of where it’s stored. That means even your trusty Android phone or iPhone isn’t safe. In fact, it may be more exposed to security risks than you think. These tips can help increase your mobile’s security. Set a strong password Whether [...]

2212, 2017

Phishers use encrypted sites to scam

By |December 22, 2017|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , |

Just when you thought cyber criminals couldn’t get smarter, along comes a new scamming technique. Previously used for safeguarding browsing activity, encryption tools are now used by hackers in carrying out phishing scams. This means some fraudulent sites may have HTTPS on their address, giving users a false sense of [...]

2012, 2017

A keylogger found in HP laptops

By |December 20, 2017|Categories: Hardware|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Are you using an HP laptop? If so, your machine might have a keylogger pre-installed. This means every stroke you hit on your keyboard can be recorded and your passwords and personal details can be exposed. But don’t panic. We’re about to tell you how to remove it while educating [...]

412, 2017

Key points from Protenus’ new report!

By |December 4, 2017|Categories: Healthcare|Tags: , , , , , |

In November 2017, healthcare data security and privacy company Protenus released a report on the most common security breaches in healthcare. Here are a few key takeaways. Insiders are a bigger threat than hackers Protenus is one of the largest security vendors for electronic health records (EHRs) and their mid-year [...]

1711, 2017

Essential macOS High Sierra updates

By |November 17, 2017|Categories: Apple|Tags: , , , , , , |

The macOS 10.13.1 High Sierra update “improves the security, stability, and reliability of your Mac and is recommended for all users.” This is a standard message in most operating system updates, but users seldom pay heed. This time, however, Apple’s latest Mac OS includes a security update that’s essential to [...]

409, 2017

Watch out! More ransomware attacks incoming

By |September 4, 2017|Categories: Healthcare|Tags: , , , , , , |

Ever since the WannaCry and Petya ransomware outbreaks, healthcare organizations have been on their toes. But just when they thought they could relax, a new strain of ransomware has come along. A “Locky-variant” ransomware campaign is currently underway, and it’s every bit as dangerous as previous ransomware attacks. Using old [...]

2108, 2017

How to protect your VoIP system from phishing

By |August 21, 2017|Categories: VoIP|Tags: , , , , , |

Your business may be well-armed against email-based phishing scams, but you shouldn’t neglect your VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) systems. Through ‘vishing scams,’ hackers can disguise themselves as a bank representative and convince your employees to provide confidential financial details via a seemingly harmless VoIP call. Your business will be [...]

2807, 2017

What you need to know about malware

By |July 28, 2017|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , , , |

You’ve all heard of viruses, spyware, ransomware and trojans. But did you know that they’re all types of malware? They’re all designed to ruin your digital life, but different types of malware put your computer at risk in different ways. Understanding what sets them apart can keep your business guarded. [...]

1307, 2017

Why Nyetya is more threatening than WannaCry

By |July 13, 2017|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , , |

The WannaCry ransomware, which infected 200,000 business globally and made over $100,000 in ransom payments, is said to be one of the worst cyber attacks in history. However, a new ransomware strain named Nyetya is shaping up to be a more formidable security threat. It has already affected businesses globally, [...]

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