Category: Security Alerts

Snake Ransomware – the Newest Ransomware Threat Infecting Your Company’s Computers

What Is SNAKE Ransomware? Snake ransomware is the first malware threat that has been created in 2020. We are only 9 days in and hackers are already creating new ways to extort businesses! Snake ransomware is not targeting specific computers on a company’s network. The criminals behind it are targeting ALL computers on a network.…

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3 Public WiFi Security Risks and How You Can Avoid Them

Public WiFi is almost everywhere in today’s technology dominated world. Coffee shops, libraries, airports, hotels and businesses have installed hotspots to feed the growing demand for universal access to WiFi. While convenient to use, there are hidden security risks and dangers you should know about. Shady individuals can use techniques combined with special computer programs…

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BlueKeep, What Is It? Why Does It Matter? How You Can Stop It Completely!

What Is It? BlueKeep, referred to as  CVE-2019-0708 by Microsoft, is a software vulnerability affecting older versions of Microsoft Windows. Its risk is significant because it attacks an operating system’s Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), which connects to another computer over a network connection, according to Jeff Elder from avast.com. “RDP has commonly been used as…

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Holiday Inn Hacked!

Another company is added to the list of data breaches for 2017. News of the breach was released last Friday by Holiday Inns parent company IHG. Holiday Inn Express locations in Keene, North Conway and Durham were identified in an April 14 consumer alert. Here you will find a full list of properties effected. According to…

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What is Social Engineering?

Social engineering refers to the methods attackers use to deceive victims into performing an action. Typically, these actions are opening a malicious webpage or running an unwanted file attachment. Many social engineering efforts are focused on tricking users into disclosing usernames or passwords, allowing attackers to send messages as an internal user to further their…

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What is a Rootkit?

A rootkit is a piece of software that hides programs or processes running on a computer. Malware frequently installs rootkits upon infection to hide its activity. A rootkit can hide keystroke loggers or password sniffers, which capture confidential information and send it to hackers via the Internet. It can also allow hackers to use the…

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