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Avoid the WannaCry Ransomware Attack

Everyone has heard about the WannaCry ransomware attack that has been spreading world wide recently.  This software targets older or un-patched operating systems.  The best way to avoid this type of attack is to update your operating system. If you have a business...

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Beware the WhatsApp Scam

If you get an email from WhatsApp claiming you have a missed voicemail... you don't.  It's a scam. How it works: An email arrives pretending to come from WhatsApp (a popular phone and texting app).  It's subject says "Missed Voicemail". The content of the message says...

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Delete your old Hard Drives

Don't just throw away old hard drives.  Drives contain personal and private data that can be used by the bad guys to commit identity theft.  There are ways to delete all your data.  If you don't have the time or expertise, call ByteConnections - we can properly clean...

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Malware Now Targets Macs

Mac users beware.  Macs have traditionally been ignored by bad guys, but a new Russian Malicious Macro has been discovered. Appleinsider reported Feb 9, 2017: "Mac malware discovered in Microsoft Word document with auto-running macro", which was the second example of...

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The Pitfalls of Sharing Too Much

Social Media Sharing can be a fun, interactive way to keep up with friends and share where you've been and what you've been up to. However this information can also be used against you and your company. The folks over at Malwarebytes (you should download this if you...

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LinkedIn is a great platform… for bad guys

LinkedIn Phishing is now a thing.  What is abundantly clear from the Wells Fargo phishes we found is that LinkedIn has become a viable platform for launching spear phishing attacks against users who have been targeted for their connections to a high profile financial...

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Alerts for 10-4

Be on the lookout for rasomware that spreads through file sharing sites like Dropbox. If you are sharing files with a friend, make sure you know what the files are. If your unsure, contact your friend and ask.

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Alerts for 8/18

Beware of emails offering naked photos of Olympic Athletes.  These contain ransomware.  If you see any, delete them right away, then flip on the TV and watch our team go for the Gold.

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Alerts for 8/11

Micros Point of Sale Systems Hacked.  A message from parent company, Oracle: "Oracle Security has detected and addressed malicious code in certain legacy MICROS systems," said the company. "Oracle's Corporate network and other cloud and service offerings were not...

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Alerts for 7/14

Wendy's restaurants have been hacked.  If you have used a credit or debit card at a Wendy's in the last 6 months, check your accounts.

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How to spot an infected email

There are ways to tell if that email you just received was, in fact a bad guy trying to hack into your computer.   Download this handy PDF, print it out and hang it up for everyone in your office to read.  A little prevention goes a long way.   [button...

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Alerts for 9/10

Microsoft Office Update available - download with windows update. LastPass password service has been hacked, reset all your passwords if you use this.

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Poisoned ads on websites

What Are Poisoned Ads You need to understand something about poisoned ads on websites which might infect your computer. Here is the situation in a nutshell: Advertisers do not sell their ads to websites one at a time. Websites that want to make money sell...

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