Being proactive when it comes to your Technology and Information is becoming more and more important. Reactivity to system issues results in Downtime, Loss Money, Productivity, and not to mention Undue Stress and Anxiety.
Think worms are the malware of yesteryear? Not so. A new worm has been spreading rapidly. This worm spreads via RDP (remote desktop connection).
This worm does not seem to be exploiting any new vulnerabilities in the RDP protocol. Rather, it gets its foothold in the internal network through other means, such as Adobe flash or Reader vulnerabilities or general phishing attacks.
Thou shall use e-mail to convey only ideas and factual or logistical information, not emotions. To express emotions and sentiment, take time for a one-on-one meeting or telephone conversation rather than sending an e-mail. The sound, tone, timber, and quality of your voice will help to better communicate your message and avoid misunderstandings.
If you are using Outlook (any version), and you have managed to reset the security level for e-mails, There are two things you need to do to help prevent malicious emails from affecting your computer. The first step is to turn the ‘Reading Pane’ ‘Off’, then turn the ‘Auto-Preview’ on, which will only displays the first three lines of the message, which should be enough to tell if the email is safe to read or simply junk.
Are you concerned about identity theft? They should be. Most of us are.
Half of all identity theft occurs in the workplace. Think about it. Your employer has your name, address, phone number, Social Security / Social Insurance / National Identification number, and more personal information on file. Few SMEs have tight security internally.
This video shows how to use Malware Bytes, which is a program that will remove spyware and other malicious software from your computer. The program is free.
This video shows how to use the program Super Anti-Spyware, which will remove spyware and other malicious files from your computer. It’s a good idea to run Super Anti-Spyware at least every two weeks. If you’d rather not have to worry about it, and have us maintain your system for you, call us today to learn more about our monthly NerdCare packages (business and residential).
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXSjWIuHn1s[/youtube] This video shows how to use the program CCleaner, which will remove junk files from your computer that accumulate on a daily basis through regular use. It’s a good idea to run CCleaner at least every two weeks. If you’d rather not have to worry about it, and have us maintain your system for [...]
Cyber-criminals do not just target large businesses. SMEs often have fewer resources for fighting crime and less expertise in doing so. The first step in a cyber-attack is often just an automated scan of the network perimeter – to look for known vulnerabilities that have not been patched.