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How The Onion's Google Apps Was Hacked and How to Prevent it From Happening to You

A couple of weeks ago, a satirical online publication, The Onion, had their Google Apps and Twitter account hacked. They could have simply acknowledged the attack and insisted measures were being taken to prevent it from happening again, but they took the time to describe exactly HOW they were hacked and how others can prevent […]

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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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Eight Ways to Keep Your Small Business Secure

If you own and operate a small business, lowering costs is an important part of keeping your company in the black. Cutting costs on your IT budget could inadvertently compromise your company’s security. Even though small businesses may not have all of the resources that large corporations do, they are still just as vulnerable to […]

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Dennis's Security Corner – Malware Links Targeting Word and Excel, and How to Reveal Short URLs

At least most internet users are becoming more wary of phishing email messages. The attackers are countering by increasing the sophistication their attacks and by targeting them to the interests of specific individuals.

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Notification of Irregular Account Activity – another Phish

Jan 23, 2012
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Phishing is alive and well. Phishing is a way of attempting to acquire information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.

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Windows LIVE email and password theft

In light of reduced SPAM as of late, I was somewhat surprised to see phishing and theft attempts as sophisticated as this come through to my inboxes today – at least one in each of my different email addresses, but all came from email accounts of friends on Facebook. I searched the major anti-virus and […]

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The 12 Scams of Christmas

Nov 18, 2011
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‘Tis the season – well, almost. Gadgets and cool new technology are high on the wish lists of many shoppers. Here is a list of pitfalls and scams from McAfee that shoppers should be looking out for.

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Beware of Phishing Email That Claim to Be From Reputable Companies!

Oct 31, 2011
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This morning I received a phishing email supposedly from QuickBooks, warning me that I would no longer be able to access my QuickBooks without first downloading their new Intuit Security Tool. I see some of you smirking already, and you’re right – I wasn’t fooled for a moment. But think of how many non-techies WILL […]

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Old School Malware Causing New Headaches

Aug 29, 2011
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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 […]

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Sometimes Hacking is Just Too Easy

Jun 30, 2011
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High profile breaches do not necessarily result from sophisticated attacks. Many of them are the result of fairly simple social engineering or phishing attacks. These can usually be prevented by educating users and making them aware of these kinds of threats.

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