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Happy Holidays

The Cogent Technology Solutions Team wishes you a happy and healthy holiday season. Our offices will be closed on Friday, December 24th (Christmas Eve) and Friday, December 31st (New Year’s Eve..) Emergency services will be available through our team on call. Wishing you a prosperous New Year!   If you have not had an opportunity to complete […]

Cybersecurity First

Cybersecurity starts with you. Every time you use the Internet, you face choices related to your security. Is that really your friend on Facebook asking you to add them again? Is that oddly worded email really from the CEO asking you to confirm your social security number? Is the “Strong Coffee” wireless network really the […]

Fight the Fish!

Phishing attacks have been around for a while, but they were responsible for 22% of all data breaches in 2020. While email is used in over 80% of phishing attempts, they can also use text messaging and phone calls. The methods crooks use continue to evolve, email attachments one day, disguised web links the next. […]

Do you need Windows 11 now?

Windows 11 was released on October 5th, and you have probably seen some ads for it.  We have been test driving a pre-release version of Windows 11 for a while now. From what we’ve seen, this isn’t a major update. The changes in Windows 11 are mostly the new user interface. Other new features make […]

New Text Message Scams

Just like email scams, text message scams use current events to trick you in to responding and giving away your personal information. Text message scams ratchet up the urgency and scare tactics to fit the short message format and try to get you to respond without much thought. The latest text-based scam tied to current […]

Microsoft Warns of a Massive Covid-19 Excel Phishing Attack via email

The emails claim to be from ‘Johns Hopkins Center’ bearing “WHO COVID-19 SITUATION REPORT”. The attached Excel file, if opened, shows security warning show a graph of supposed coronavirus cases in the US. The file contains a malicious Excel 4.0 macro which downloads & runs NetSupport Manager remote administration tool (RAT). Microsoft has seen several […]