Windows Update 2004: Bugs

IT Consulting, Microsoft, News

Microsoft recently released their 2004 update build for Windows 10.  While some people are still on versions 1903 and 1909, a security update caused some problems.  Below is a list (not exhaustive) of some common problems. Printing Issues One of the bigger issues of this week was the fact that printers stopped printing.  After this past “Patch Tuesday” certain printers … Read More

Securing Your Laptop How Encryption Can Help

Covid 19, Security

Since the start of the “lockdown”, many businesses are working remotely.  For some, that meant either purchasing laptops to make it easier for employees to work from home, or you may already have been using laptops, especially if you have a mobile workforce.The question however is, how safe is your data on your portable device?  What would happen if your … Read More

Phishing Alert – Micrоsоft Mail Suppоrt Center Message

News, Phishing Alert, Security

Your email is important to you, your business, and your employees. It is the modern world’s primary way of communicating. It provides a legal paper trail for communication and can hold some extremely sensitive information. Email security is everyone’s responsibility.  We have discovered a new phishing attempt making the rounds that is targeting Microsoft Outlook 365 accounts. Here is an example: … Read More

Ransomware Alert: You’re Gonna Wanacry Over Wanacrypt

News, Security

Do I have Ransomware? How do you know if you have ransomware on your computer? Let’s say you sit down at your computer to work on an important project. After it turns on, you meet a popup that states, ” You must pay 0.3 Bitcoin to decrypt the data on this computer.” What do you do and what is ransomware? … Read More

Email Security – It Is Everyone’s Responsibility

News, Security

Last week, the internet was set on fire by the Google Docs phishing attack.  This attack was highly sophisticated, in that, it worked inside the Google Docs system.  Many people clicked on this legitimate email, only to get their Google accounts hacked. What happened next is the scam was sent to everyone in their contacts.  It gave the attacker full … Read More

A New Google Docs Phishing Scam – What you Need to Know

News, Security

A new Google Docs phishing scam is making its way around the internet. To understand how this very sophisticated attempt works and how you could be at risk, picture the following: You are looking through your email when all of a sudden, your good friend Stan Perimeter has shared a Google Doc with you. Excited to see what your friend thought was … Read More

You could be vulnerable to this hard to detect phishing attack

News, Security

There’s a new phishing attempt going around that is almost impossible to detect. This clever exploit makes bogus URLs appear as legitimate sites in both Firefox and Chrome, and can even mimic the green lock icon of secure HTTPS sites. Most users don’t know the difference, and even expert users can be fooled with these look-a-like URLs. The Chinese security … Read More

You’re Hacked! 800 Million iCloud Accounts Compromised

News, Security

Two simple takeaways 1. Change your Apple account password now (Before April 7th, 2017) 2. Consider activating two-step authentication. The Turkish Crime Family A group of hackers calling themselves The Turkish Crime Family has recently announced and presented evidence that they have obtained account credentials for 800 Million accounts. They claim that if Apple doesn’t pay the ransom by April … Read More

Highly Effective Gmail Phishing Attempt – Via Wordfence

News, Security

Over the weekend Wordfence released information about a very effective phishing attempt going around that is targeting Gmail users. The attack comes in as a message with a link that takes you to what looks like a Google sign in page. Upon further inspection of the address bar, you find that though it has accounts.google.com in it also has a bunch of … Read More