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Password Best Practices

Passwords have become an essential part of our daily lives. We use passwords for everything from social media accounts to online banking. With your banking and medical information available online, the need for secure passwords is more important than ever. Here are our top 5 password practices. Bonus Tips Following password best practices will help […]

The LastPass Data Breach

LastPass the popular password manager, has suffered yet another major breach.  This has put customers’ online passwords at risk and endangered their data.   In late December, LastPass CEO Karim Toubba acknowledged in a blog post that a security incident the company disclosed in August eventually led to an unauthorized party stealing customer account information and sensitive vault data. […]

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. […]

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 […]