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  • As if the breach wasn’t bad enough, hackers have started a new phishing scam. Having sensed our hesitance to do anything online, they have taken to the phones.  They call trying to pass themselves off as an Equifax officer or one of their competitors, TransUnion or Experian. Tips to help if you get a call […]

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  • In this world of technology it feels like we are always a step behind hackers.  Here are a few things that we can do to protect ourselves: 1:  Use a good anti-virus software While no software can keep everything out, it helps. 2:  Read what you are agreeing to before you click ‘OK’ It seems […]

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  • Recent studies show that there over 6,000 apps that can be downloaded onto your phone are malicious!  The study first showed them in the Google Play store but Google Play removed them. Tips to know if your phone is infected: 1:  Is your data usage inconsistent with what you use? 2:   Does your battery drain […]

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  • Hackers have gotten iCloud credentials from a third-party and are logging into the accounts and locking Apple devices (this could be your computer or phone).  After this happens you get a phone number and have to pay a ransom to get access to your device. What should you do? 1:  It’s the perfect time to […]

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  • Recently we blogged about making passwords more secure by using caps, numbers, and symbols.  The person who invented the ‘advanced’ password has said that while that information is valid, it’s not practical. So, the new strategy?  Use a pass phrase (which was covered in our newsletter) with at least four words in it. Research shows […]

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  • If you have gone to the website www.equifaxsecurity2017.com and discovered that you are one of the over 145 million Americans whose data may have been leaked there are a few things that you can do to minimize the effects this has on you. 1:  Freeze your credit card accounts and get new cards issued. 2:  Notify […]

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  • Technology is advancing at a rapid rate and with it our dependence on it.  As technology advances, so do hackers.  With the recent breaches there are a few things that you can do to protect yourself. 1:  Don’t store user names, passwords, or credit cards on websites or your computer. 2:  Use a credit card […]

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  • 123456 password 12345 12345678 football qwerty baseball 1234567890 1234567 princess 1234 login welcome solo abc123 admin 121212 flower dragon sunshine Needless to say, the list goes on.  Note that none of these passwords have any capital letters, are only one word long or are a simple combination of numbers. We know that making passwords is […]

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  • What is the Internet of Things or IoT?  It is any device that can get onto the internet including computers, tablets, phones, gaming systems, TVs, home thermostats, even your cars!  With so many things accessing your internet it’s important to protect yourself from would be hackers. The most important action you can take is to […]

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  • There are hackers and scams everywhere; it’s hard to tell what and who you can trust.  These threats usually come in three forms: 1:  Ransomware Hackers get into your computer and encrypts all of your data and holds it for ransom. 2:  Phishing These are usually emails or phone calls. 3:  Data Breaches As we […]

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  • Millions of people have a FaceBook account.  The more people on any website make it more attractive to hackers; this means it is more likely to have malware and viruses hidden on it.  Twitter and other social media websites are as susceptible as FaceBook! Hackers are using a different form of phishing now called ‘spear-phishing.’  […]

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  • We see these every time we log onto the internet and even in our Windows main menu.  How do they know what we have been looking at?  Where do they get the information? The answer is simple:  we gave them permission.  When you first set up your computer and your web browsers, there was a […]

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  • On September 12th and September 20th we brought you news of the Equifax breach.  At that point in time over 143 million had been thought to be affected.  A security firm has completed a forensic investigation showing that another 2.5 million were involved in this breach!  That brings the total to 145.5 million!! To see […]

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  • Pop-up ads have become a normal part of our daily internet browsing.  We consider them a nuisance but now they are something more.  Hackers have found a way to make them malicious! Some pop up ads are legitimate, while others are not.  Hackers have become even sneakier.  They find expired links for legitimate companies, buy […]

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  • When we talk about computers we all know that the main parts of the computer are the hard drive and the motherboard.  Think of your motherboard as the brain of the computer.  Without it your computer ceases to function. The reasons for a motherboard failure are: 1:  Heat 2:  Short Circuits 3:  Power Surges / […]

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  • You found an app that looks great!  It was a pop-up or an advertisement on a social media site.  But how do you know it’s safe? Phones are like computers.  Look for the main signs: 1:  Spelling and grammar errors 2:  Free anything These are signs that of a phishing scam! What should you do […]

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  • Everyone knows there are scams out there.  We try to keep you up-to-date so you are prepared.  These 5 may be old but even the best of us fall for them! Job Scam: If you are looking for work, remember that NO legitimate company is going to ask you to pay them for a job […]

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  • In April Windows came out with their Creators Updates (see our earlier blog), with fall coming, there is a new batch of Creators Updates arriving which include: Linking your Android phone to your laptop Cortana will be more interactive A faster boot up Eye control (there was a previous blog about this too!) New Log […]

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  • Equifax has confirmed another breach on September 19th,  just months after the first!  Over 143 million may have been affected by the first breach, there are no numbers on the second one as of yet. Equifax is saying that the two ‘incidents’ were not related, but there are no definite numbers right now. The hackers […]

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  • Passwords are something we have gone over but we haven’t told you how a hacker can get your password.  There are a few ways. There is the old school way of sitting at a computer and guessing.  That isn’t how most hackers do it. They have an algorithm program that guesses passwords.  It goes through […]

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  • A new flaw was discovered in Windows 10 that successfully bypasses ALL of the anti-virus, anti-malware, and anti-ransomware software!  They are calling it ‘bashware’ after the Linux operating system that was integrated into Windows. Good news is that it can’t completely take over your computer without administrative permission.  Windows is currently working with security software […]

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  • This new scam is over the telephone.  The person on the other end of the line tells you that they need to verify your home address and your social security number. You’re thinking, that’s crazy, why would anyone do that? Well, here’s why: They call you at work and tell you that your social security […]

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  • Hackers know that we love to shop and we love to save money so they have come up with a new phishing scam that includes one of the worlds foremost retailers, Amazon.  You may receive an email that looks like this: If you click on this link your information could be stolen and you could […]

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  • We recently came across this image while online: This is a virus or a scam.  Whichever word you want to use for it.  Note the urgency relayed in the message and how they want to ‘walk you through’ the process.  What they really want to walk you through is how to let them further infect […]

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  • According to the FTC, Federal Trade Commission, there was a breach of Equifax, one of the top three credit reporting bureaus in the US!  Over 143 million will be or have been affected by this breach! According to Equifax the breach lasted between mid-May thru July and the hackers responsible were able to get social […]

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Hey Siri…

  • These words are iconic. You hear them everywhere, you may even have your own Siri or version of a personal assistant.  They are easy to use and super convenient in our hectic world. What they don’t tell you is that with about $3 of attachments a hacker can get into them and then all of […]

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  • A new computer may seem faster than your for a few reasons, the main reason is that it doesn’t have anything bogging it down.  There are no pictures, no documents, no applications, no software, nothing that is taking up space on your hard drive or using your CPU. Your current computer is the same computer […]

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  • It’s possible that your W-2s are being requested via email and handed over without a second thought because the email looks so convincing! Tips to know it’s a Phishing Scam: 1:  Don’t click on links in an email from an unknown user 2:  Leave your macros disabled 3:  Beware of typos 4:  Have up-to-date security […]

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