Category: News

KRACK WPA2 Wi-Fi Exploits

October 17th, 2017 | By admin | Posted in News

Here is a great writeup on this hack written by the person whom discovered and exposed this vulnerability. https://www.krackattacks.com/ Watching the demo from the person whom discovered the exploit,  you will see some challenges for a hacker exploiting KRACK onto your corporate Wi-Fi connected users. The following challenges for the hacker to exploit your users are as follows: Hacker has to be connected onto the same Wi-Fi network as your users. Your corporate Wi-Fi security password would … Continue reading “KRACK WPA2 Wi-Fi Exploits”

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exploiting the Hurricane Harvey disaster

August 28th, 2017 | By admin | Posted in News

“Heads-up! Bad guys are exploiting the Hurricane Harvey disaster. There are fake Facebook pages, tweets are going out with fake charity websites, and phishing emails are sent out asking for donations to #HurricaneHarvey Relief Funds that they keep for themselves. Don’t fall for any scams. If you want to make a donation, go to the website of the charity of your choice and make a donation. Type the address in your browser or use a … Continue reading “exploiting the Hurricane Harvey disaster”

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Cell phone number hijacking

August 23rd, 2017 | By admin | Posted in News

A client recently read this NY Times article and was concerned on how it would affect them.   I would like to share my response to this. Dear xxxxx; This is something that you and I do not have control over but something that the phone companies need to be smarter at.   The problem is that your phone number is used by many services to validate your account.  For instance,  if you were to go to … Continue reading “Cell phone number hijacking”

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Protecting your personal computer from Ransomware and Malware

June 19th, 2017 | By admin | Posted in News

Our company’s policy is to configure our customer’s network system to protect clients from downloading and installing common malware.   Many of our clients have requested the same protection for their home computers.    We found  a free tool that works great and we recommend you give it a try. https://www.foolishit.com/cryptoprevent-malware-prevention/  

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Simplify your Complex Passwords using Walter's easy to remember "seed" method

June 2nd, 2017 | By admin | Posted in News

Password best practices are to use a password which contains at least 8 characters with “Complexity” Complexity requirements per Microsoft recommendations are that Passwords must contain characters from three of the following categories: Uppercase characters of European languages (A through Z, with diacritic marks, Greek and Cyrillic characters) Lowercase characters of European languages (a through z, sharp-s, with diacritic marks, Greek and Cyrillic characters) Base 10 digits (0 through 9) Nonalphanumeric characters: ~!@#$%^&*_-+=`|\(){}[]:;”‘<>,.?/ You should have a different … Continue reading “Simplify your Complex Passwords using Walter’s easy to remember “seed” method”

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[Heads-Up] Cyber Insurance Does Not Pay out for Human Error

May 30th, 2017 | By admin | Posted in News

X-POSTED from www.knowbe4.com The WanaCry ransomworm has caused insurance companies really to take notice. Customers have started to file damage claims, however it is a bit early to see the insurance industry’s full exposure to this recent malware pandemic. For insurers, the main threat regarding WanaCry is not about any one individual company that gets infected but rather as an aggregated risk. The estimated total financial damage caused by WanaCry in just the initial 4 … Continue reading “[Heads-Up] Cyber Insurance Does Not Pay out for Human Error”

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