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Smart TV Security Becoming An Issue

If you have a Smart TV in your company conference room, break room, or spread throughout your offices as a perk for deserving employees, you may have allowed hacks, breaches, and privacy issues into your business. In December, the FBI’s Portland office issued a Smart TV warning that should concern everyone with a Smart TV. It seems that the features of these TVs which make them Smart also make them excellent portals for malware, which means you need to be concerned about Smart TV Security.

The Danger of Browser Extension Malware

Cyber criminals are always looking for new ways to get their malicious code onto your computers. Usually, malware gets onto your PC via executable files, javascript code, and VB scripts within MS Office Applications. But there is another method that most Antivirus and other security software just aren’t ready or able to identify and trap for you: Browser Extensions.

How Many Hackers Are Targeting You Right Now?

If you read about cyber security at all, you have seen articles that claim that you are being hacked today -- even right now. To demonstrate the point, companies like SonicWall and FireEye put up global cyber-attack threat maps, showing how many hacks are happening right now, where the hacks originate, and where the targets are.

How Effective is Multi-Factor Authentication?

During a time in which hacks, breaches and ransomware attacks are growing at an alarming rate, Microsoft says that successful attacks on systems that use Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) are so rare, they don’t even have statistics on them. In an article on ZDnet, Microsoft also says only about 10 percent of their enterprise customers have implemented MFA, which points to a very large missed opportunity to instantly secure corporate data and IT resources.

Google Discovers Massive iPhone Hack

Google and Apple may be competing with each other for the best devices and market share, but they are allies in the war against cybercrime. Proof of that was revealed when Google's Project Zero security research team informed Apple that they had discovered an iPhone hack and had identified 14 security flaws in iOS versions 10 through 12. These hacks gave the attackers access to almost every level of the iPhone’s software.

Equifax Breach and Settlement: What Equifax Did Right

Recently, Equifax announced a settlement with the FTC regarding the breach of its corporate network in 2017. We wrote about this in January of 2018 and described this breach as “one of the most extensive and intrusive data breaches in history” and we asked the question “Could it happen again?” As we’ve seen over the last 18 months, the answer is Yes, with large and small companies having to shell out huge sums in fines, penalties and damages.

IT Vendor Danger

How thoroughly did you investigate the vendors for your IT resources? You’ve more than likely reviewed them for what their product does:

Does the VOIP system make calling easier? Yes! You made sure it does before you bought it. 
Does the new software help you do you work 30% or 50% faster? Yes, You researched this thoroughly and even spoke with current users.