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The anatomy of a targeted email account hack

“OMG! My email is hacked!” This is a true account of an email hack we’ve just witnessed and helped a client through. It all started with one of our client’s bank account manager calling our client (will call him Bob in this email): Bank: Bob, Happy New Year! We have received an email from your […]

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This Week in Enterprise Tech Does Its First Q&A Episode!

The enterprise tech-focused weekly podcast This Week in Enterprise Tech had it’s first question and answer episode this week, and it was absolutely fascinating, as they dedicated the entire podcast to answering listeners/viewers’ burning questions about business technology.

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How-to Video on Securing Facebook

Facebook’s active-user count is rapidly approaching one billion. The world’s largest social network, which has long been a popular target and platform for attackers, will only become a more relevant outlet for scams and other fraud as it continues to grow. While the target grows, so too does the need to secure our accounts. Kaspersky […]

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Critical Security warning – immediately turn off Java Plug-ins

It is estimated that more than a billion computers are at serious risk of a new Java exploit discovered by researcher Adam Gowdiak. Oracle chose not to include a patch for this critical vulnerability in its October 2012 update, but has planned to release a patch in February of 2013. In the mean time, Nerds […]

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How Hackable is Your Password?

Oct 11, 2012
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This infographic is courtesy of Lifelock via SocialMonsters.org.  

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Beware of Hotspot WiFi privacy and security risks

As is common for many Canadians, I frequent Tim Horton’s for coffee and meetings. Recently, they’ve started offering free WiFi at many of their locations which is obviously very attractive for business as well as travelers, especially tourists who want to avoid roaming charges on their smartphones. However, as you can tell by these screenshots, […]

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How Safe is Safe? Cloud Security is An Issue!

“We have met the enemy, and he is us!” declares Pogo in his comic strip. The same applies to cloud security. The biggest cloud security problems are not with the data center – they’re with the cloud in our pocket.” says Simon Crosby, founder of XenSource and now Bromium, a stealth start-up company that seeks […]

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Behind The Firewall – Why Your Organization Needs a UTM!

How much do you really understand your network? Do you know what kind of data and how much of it is traveling across your network and to the internet during peak periods? Is your network truly protected from all potential threats? These are the kind of questions you or your I.T. people should be asking. […]

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Take Some Time to Explore Your Security Settings

When you first get a computer or laptop, most security settings in Windows are set at their default settings, which are usually not ideal, and in some cases downright frustrating when you want to view certain web pages, or even download things.

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Facebook: A Fun and Safe Past Time – Right?

People tend to think that with all those jokes and games, Facebook should be a safe place to play. Not true!

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