Critical Update: Meltdown & Spectre

Old vulnerabilities bringing new problems… again
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By now, you may have heard of a “new” threat circulating the IT scene. I quote new, because as threats go this vulnerability is an old one. The vulnerability is a part of the architecture design in most modern CPUs (modern being within the last 20 years).

There is a lot of news and noise floating out there, so for simplicity sake, we will point you in the direction of the most useful resources on these new potential threats.

Phishing Season Now Open

The Equifax data breach is a bigger problem than you realized.
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By now, most anyone reading this is aware of the cyber security attack on Equifax, and the resulting estimated hack of 143 million users’ personal information. A majority of the noise, err news, out there right now is primarily focused on what steps to take to protect your personal information, and they are right to do so.

When Worms Make You Wanna Cry

Ransomware raising its ugly head again...
Across the globe this past week and especially into the weekend, the world of computer security had a bit of a wake up… to the tune of over 100,000 users infected in over 100 countries by Saturday afternoon! It has affected everything from home consumers to major organizations.

Benefits of social media policy reviews

Does your business have a social media policy? If so, when was the last time you updated it? If you’re taking too long to answer these questions, that isn’t a good sign. Because you should be conducting regular reviews, at least annually. You’d enjoy innumerable benefits, and deter your employees from obsessing over Snapchat filters […]

Microsoft says goodbye to Windows Vista

We live in a digital era where innovations are emerging quicker than the speed of light. This means older operating systems might soon be discontinued. Case in point, Microsoft Vista. After a 10-year run, Microsoft is set to discontinue support for Vista users from April 11th onwards. On top of that, key security or software […]

It Takes More Than Luck to Be Secure

As all the “Irish luck” wears off from this past weekend, looking back over the week in tech news reveals it has been a little rough out there. Namely, it has been troubling in the realm of personal data security. On one end of the spectrum, you have a new wave of celebrities getting their personal information hacked off iCloud storage and exposed to the public.