- October 26th, 2016
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Online Privacy, Online Safety
This past Friday, October 21, there was a cyber-attack carried out that interrupted website access and crashed the internet. It was caused by a massive Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack on a major Domain Name System (DNS) provider, Dyn. Read more…
- October 13th, 2016
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Online Safety, PC security
Imagine you’ve just come home after a long day of work to open your computer and find a pop up on your screen instructing you to pay approximately $500 to unlock and decrypt all your files. You’ve just been hit by ransomware, and now you have a choice to make. Do you pay up to get your files back, or do you stand your ground? Ransomware has recently become the hottest attack method for hackers to use, and it effects upwards of 10,000 people in the US each day.
Imagine the damage someone could do if they knew your Facebook password. Now imagine how much more harmful it could be if they had your banking information. Of course, you would never give over this information to a stranger, but what if they sent you an email pretending they were your bank. How would you know not to trust them then?
- August 29th, 2016
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The lazy days of summer are drawing to a close. And it’s time to start thinking about back to school stuff.
Back in the day, shopping for back to school supplies meant buying and wrapping mountains of text books and sharpening lots of shiny number 2 pencils. Nowadays, back to school buying almost always involves a new tech supplies, from iPads to smartphones and laptops.
Here is a handy back-to-school cyber security do’s and don’ts checklist.