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Most firms are still vulnerable to DNS attacks.

October 21st marks the one year anniversary of an attack against DYN (an internet management company) which caused several major websites including Netflix, Amazon, Visa, DirecTV and many more to go offline. The attack is known as a DDoS attack which occurs when multiple systems flood the bandwidth of a targeted resource. Imagine rush hour on the interstate and [...]

By | 2017-11-01T11:24:20+00:00 October 6th, 2017|IT News, IT Security|Comments Off on Most firms are still vulnerable to DNS attacks.

Is your Mac open to hackers?

One of the most common follies we hear repeated to us over and over again is that people love their Macs because they "can't get viruses".  Let us be clear here, this is a myth.  Just like a regular, non-malicious program out there, if it's written to run on Windows, it probably won't run too [...]

By | 2017-10-03T16:25:52+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|Hardware News, IT Security|Comments Off on Is your Mac open to hackers?

Keeping your kids safe online.

The internet offers a world of possibilities. Online shopping, connecting with friends, learning a new skill, and watching movies are just some of the amazing things you can do online. However, with every Yin comes a Yang, and for every great thing the internet offers a terrible thing is lurking in the shadows. As our [...]

By | 2017-09-29T18:34:33+00:00 September 29th, 2017|IT Security|Comments Off on Keeping your kids safe online.

New exploit bypasses Windows Defender

Your antivirus is your bouncer.  Your confidant.  A background and a security check in an environment that presents new threats every day, such as attempts to squirm into your bank accounts or peek at all your passwords.  With new viruses seeking any vulnerability in your defense, it's imperative that your antivirus program is not only [...]

By | 2017-09-29T13:02:52+00:00 September 28th, 2017|IT news and stories, IT Security, Software News|Comments Off on New exploit bypasses Windows Defender

Ublock Origin, The King Adware Blocker

Have you ever been shopping around on the internet, looking for the best deal on those new headphones or a great new dress when BAM! La Cucaracha is blaring out of your speakers as your screen floods with images of local singles in your area, discount prices on pharmacy quality drugs, and an offer for [...]

By | 2017-09-25T12:03:45+00:00 September 25th, 2017|IT Security, Software News|Comments Off on Ublock Origin, The King Adware Blocker

Popular android keyboard app used by millions is harvesting your data and sending it to China

The keyboard apps listed in the play store as “GO Keyboard- Emoji keyboard, Swipe input, GIFS, and GO keyboard- Emoicon keyboard, Free theme GIF” are deceptively collecting information about your android device and sending it off to China. This problematic application puts your email address, network type, screen size, android version and build number at [...]

By | 2017-09-22T17:42:11+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|IT Security|Comments Off on Popular android keyboard app used by millions is harvesting your data and sending it to China

App Wrapping: Securing Your Mobile Device

It seems that in today's tech world data breaches are at the forefront of local, national and global news. From the data breaches at one of the world's largest credit reporting agencies, Equifax to the WannaCry virus that affected over 200,000 computer and medical devices worldwide it is clear that our data is constantly at risk. The threats are ever evolving and cast a dark shadow on the world of computers. However, with these threats to our computers, we often overlook the devices [...]

By | 2017-11-01T11:19:02+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|IT News, IT Security|Comments Off on App Wrapping: Securing Your Mobile Device

CCleaner compromises over 2 Million

CCleaner.  The name is a staple from IT professionals to casual users all throughout the world. With over 75 million copies currently active, it's almost guaranteed that someone in your circle has this little guy saved snugly with all their other data.  The software itself is innocuous enough, a simple lightweight program that can clean [...]

By | 2017-09-22T14:55:34+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|IT Security, Software News|Comments Off on CCleaner compromises over 2 Million