Cold Boot Attack Unlocks Sensitive Data

We’re taught to believe that strong passwords, encryption, firewalls and other digital security measures will help keep your computers safe from hackers. Now comes a threat that reminds us that not all dangers are digital in nature. Sometimes, nothing short of locking up your computers will help to prevent them from being hacked using the "cold boot attack.

Beware Money Transfer Scams

Buying a home is stressful enough, but now home buyers need to be aware of a new threat to their “happily ever after” story. Property buyers can be at risk of losing hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars if they’re not careful because hackers have now stepped into an unlikely area of finance: money transfers.

Office 365 Hack Attack – Are you at Risk?

With the rise of Office 365 email accounts, a new kind of hack is becoming more common. Microsoft expects that they’ll have 120 million users by the end of 2018, so a hack targeted at these users is likely to spread quickly. Knowing what to look out for is your best defense against ensuring that your own Office 365 email isn’t hacked.

Beware of Fake Wifi Hotspots

Do you travel? Almost everyone does at some point or another, whether for business or pleasure. And you are probably very conscious of the threats of having your pocket picked or your luggage stolen while you travel. Well, you should also be aware that there are cyber criminals who are looking to steal from you as well, and the consequences could be far, far worse than a missing wallet.

Spying On Your Employees?

So your business is running well, you like and trust your staff, they are getting their work done, and the computers and network are mostly running fine. Then you come across an article or talk to an IT expert who says you should start spying on your employees.

Why the FBI Cares about me and my home router?

I’m a law abiding citizen, I pay my taxes and don’t rob banks. So why is the FBI trying to tell me what to do? Why do they care about me? Oddly enough, it turns out they do care about me...and you...when it comes to our home computer networks. Don’t worry, you didn’t do anything wrong.

What’s after Phishing? Vishing and Smishing!

Two kinds of “phishing” you may not know about make things worse for all of us: Vishing and Smishing. And unless you know what to look for, you just might get caught. Phishing is when hackers, viruses, and trojans send you emails that pretend to be your bank or other (usually financial) services company.

Viruses, Trojans and Hackers: The “Not Me” Factor

Doctors have patients who never get a flu shot. They don’t think they’ll get sick because they say they’re careful. “Not Me!”, they say...and then they get sick. Parents tell their teenage children to not text while driving. But they often don’t listen, and tell their friends “Not Me!” insisting that they’ll be careful.