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Mobile Phone Software Update Scams

Posted by Sean McCabe on January 8, 2018 at 4:35 PM

Doing software updates on your smartphone have become second nature. We do them without even thinking about them. When Apple or Samsung or any other company sends out a software update, how do you know that update is real? Hackers are counting on this type of breach to sow the seeds of distrust between users and software providers. Make enough consumers frustrated over the lack of cyber-security and they may start searching for a new smartphone from a new company.

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Topics: Malware, cyber risk

Is It Wise To Take Cyber-Security Into Your Own Hands?

Posted by Sean McCabe on January 3, 2018 at 3:48 PM

 

It’s finally 2018 and it seems some people don’t want to make the same mistakes that companies did in 2017. This must be the reason why so many are taking cyber-security into their own hands. But is this a wise move? With major companies like HBO, Yahoo, Equifax (just to name a few) getting hacked last year, it feels as if there is very little guarantee that customers’ data can be 100% protected.

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Topics: cyber security

CrashPlan out, Nordic Backup in

Posted by Sean McCabe on December 21, 2017 at 3:46 PM

Last August saw news come out about CrashPlan exiting the consumer market. This cloud based backup provider has decided to focus their resources on other sections of their enterprise. This has led to some unhappy customers, who now have until October 22, 2018 to find a new backup solution.

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Topics: Data Backup

Cyber-Security Trends in 2018

Posted by Sean McCabe on December 18, 2017 at 4:04 PM

We are only a couple of weeks away from a brand new year. While this is usually the time many of us start writing down our new year’s resolutions, this is also the time to see which cyber-security trends we need to be aware of in 2018.

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Topics: cyber security

Data Security Tips For Travelers

Posted by Sean McCabe on December 13, 2017 at 11:26 AM

After Thanksgiving weekend, travelers don’t stop. These next few weeks will be some of the busiest travel days of the entire year. Whether you are going to visit family, or just looking to get away, your privacy and data are at major risk when you travel. It is essential that you understand and practice certain security tips before going away.

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Topics: Business Data Security

Social Media Cyber Attack Risks

Posted by Sean McCabe on December 7, 2017 at 1:35 PM

Social media isn’t just for promoting your brand, selecting the coolest hashtags, or getting into political arguments that go nowhere. Social media is also a cyber risk for your company. Social media has turned into a playground for cyber-criminals. At least one in eight major corporations will have security breaches due to social media hackers in the coming new year.

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Backup Solutions For Small Businesses

Posted by Sean McCabe on December 4, 2017 at 2:48 PM

Data loss to a small business is a catastrophic event. Depending on the companies and how much damage has been done, that will usually shut them down within a few months of the disaster. It’s understandable considering all the months and years worth of content, reports, communications, and legal contracts an office has. This type of ordeal is expensive and time-consuming. As a small business owner, you’re responsible for making sure that your essential data is safe and secure.

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Topics: small businesses, backup solutions

HBO Ransomware Hacker Discovered

Posted by Sean McCabe on November 27, 2017 at 2:57 PM

You should never think that cyber-crime isn’t a big deal. The massive HBO hack from this past summer, which lead to the early leak of Game of Thrones scripts and full episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm, just to name a couple of HBO programs affected, has lead to charges being filed against the man accused of the attack.

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Topics: hackers, ransomware

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