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Windows 7 Support Is Ending

By |March 26th, 2019|

 

Did you know? Microsoft is ending support for Windows 7 in January 2020. Beginning this April, Microsoft will start displaying pop-ups on all Windows 7 computers alerting the users that their support for Windows 7 will be ending.

Don’t be alarmed.  Microsoft also did the same thing with Windows XP before shutting down their support for the […]

Severe Ransomware Attack Hits Global Firm

By |March 19th, 2019|

Norsk Hydro just got hit with a major ransomware attack that took down their entire worldwide network. It happened this morning, Tuesday, March 19, 2019, and we wanted to share this with you.

They experienced widespread system outages. This has been such a disaster that their aluminum production plants are now operating manually. All of their […]

New Threat Advisory: TrickBot (Warnings/Recommendations)

By |March 18th, 2019|

TrickBot is up to its tricks again. Once cyber experts get a handle on it, TrickBot releases new modules that advance its capabilities. Here’s what you need to know to protect your organization from TrickBot.

Don’t Get Tricked By TrickBot

TrickBot is up to its tricks again. Once cyber experts get a handle on it, TrickBot releases […]

Warning: Foreign Hackers Compromised Citrix Systems

By |March 11th, 2019|

Citrix said the FBI warned them on Wednesday, March 6th that hackers compromised its IT systems and stole “business documents.” Citrix doesn’t know precisely which documents the hackers obtained nor how they got in.

It’s suspected that this is a sophisticated cyber espionage campaign supported by a nation-state. The consequences of the Citrix security incident could affect a broader range of targets, as the company holds sensitive data for many companies, including […]

Windows 7: Under One Year Until Support Ends

By |January 24th, 2019|

Use Windows 7? Do you love your Windows 7? Will your need or desire to continue to use Windows 7 surpass this year? If so, you should be aware that in just under one year — January 14, 2020, specifically — Windows 7 Extended Support ends for most users. As such, there are things you […]

FBI Warns Businesses Of Cyber Attack From China

By |January 17th, 2019|

Who Has Been Impacted by Chinese Cyber Attacks?

At the beginning of the year, the FBI warned businesses to protect themselves from cyber attacks by foreign entities, saying activity has spiked in the past 18 months.

Hewlett Packard and IBM are among the businesses most recently targeted. There’s a National Counter-Intelligence and Security Center that manages intelligence […]

Should Your Business Upgrade It’s Website To WordPress 5.0.2

By |January 4th, 2019|

Only a few short weeks ago, we wrote about the introduction of WordPress 5.0 in early December and discussed whether or not your company should upgrade now, never or at a later date. Our recommendation was to wait until some of the bugs had been worked out of the system and until your business has […]

Have You Made Up Your Mind Regarding Your 2019 Technology Plan?

By |December 31st, 2018|

December 31st is Make Up Your Mind Day

As New Year’s Eve approaches, it’s time to remember its other name: Make Up Your Mind Day. As the last day of the business year for most companies, it’s also a vital point for putting your plans for the next year into action. Unfortunately, creating a business technology […]

Happy Wright Brothers Day – December 17

By |December 17th, 2018|

On December 17, 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright made the first successful flight in a mechanically propelled airplane. To celebrate the accomplishment and commemorate the achievements of the brave brothers, December 17 became Wright Brothers Day by a 1959 Presidential Proclamation. Wright Brothers Day is now honored every year in the United States with festivities […]

Sextortion Scam Pretending To Come From Your Hacked Email Account

By |December 14th, 2018|

A recent sextortion scheme highlights the vulnerability users face when their data is stolen and used against them.

The widespread threat made it seem as though a hacker had compromising video of a victim taken while visiting adult pornographic websites. The scammers threatened to release the video unless they were paid in bitcoins.

Here’s a closer look […]