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Posts Tagged Internet Security

Protecting Yourself from Ransomware

As more and more of our lives are online, the chance of encountering a cyberattack increases. One of the most popular versions of cyberattacks today is through ransomware. But what exactly is ransomware, how can we protect ourselves and our...
Thursday May 9th, 2019

May 2019 Security Newsletter

Welcome to a new month, same problems. Last month, it became public knowledge that the city of Chicago had paid over $1,000,000 to a currently unnamed person or persons. How? The city was tricked by a phishing email that asked them to chang...
Thursday May 2nd, 2019

March Security Newsletter

Oh man, Wordpress 5 is a thing now, and has been for a while now (since December 6th, for those keeping count at home), but have you updated to it? The tone of a lot of these security updates might make you think I'm joking, but I'm...
Thursday March 7th, 2019

Jan 2019 Security Newsletter: Two Hackers Walk Into A Website . . .

Two hackers walk into a website . . . This isn't just the start of a joke, it's a very real occurence, and what happens next can depend on a number of factors. Types of Hackers First, you have your white-hat hackers. These are secur...
Thursday January 3rd, 2019

Convincing Spam Emails Contain Macro Malware

Email has long been the preferred method of communication for businesses and individuals across the internet. Unfortunately, with the popularity of this medium and the fact that it can be relatively insecure, email has also been a preferred...
Thursday December 27th, 2018

December 2018 Security Newsletter

Happy Holidays everyone. Did you know that the United States Post Office left an unpatched security vulnerability in an API that let users scrape information about any one of the millions of people in their database, and more terrifyingly, ...
Tuesday December 4th, 2018

The Economics of Security: It pays to plan ahead

What a month October 2018 was: Facebook had another breach; Google was caught not disclosing their own, and in reaction shuts down the consumer service for Google+ (and it's 2 users). And hey, turns out there's a scandal brewing abo...
Tuesday November 6th, 2018

September Security Newsletter

Happy September everyone. The internet is still a vast hellscape of people who want to steal from you. So, business as usual. This month's topic is email, and all the ways it can be used to steal from you or damage you or your company&#...
Friday September 14th, 2018

Additional Security: The Importance of Two-Factor Authentication

The (Sad) State of Internet Security The Armor Techs' blog is full of posts discussing security and passwords, and this post is going to be in much of the same vein. The security of your data on the web is becoming (read: has always bee...
Tuesday September 11th, 2018

August 2018 Security Newsletter

A Quick Change Of Format We've been watching the statistics on these security blog posts, and they are among our least read content, so we're going to mess with the content a little. Instead of taking more of a marketing/newsletter ...
Friday August 3rd, 2018

At The End of the Phishing Pole.

A basic diagram of what Phishing boils down to. What is it? Phishing (pronounced "fishing") is the process of "fishing" for more information about a person, often by posing as a source they would have no qualms about giv...
Friday July 27th, 2018

May 2018 Security Newsletter

General Security News In the good news column for April, Dutch Police raided and took down the online DDoS marketplace Webstresser, which sold DDoS attacks for relatively low prices. Additionally for the first time ever, Microsoft developed...
Friday May 4th, 2018

April 2018 Security Newsletter

Chicago-based Orbitz was in the news this month for a data breach. The consensus seems to be that the breach took place sometime between October 2016 and December 2017. If you're wondering how a company that builds itself on successfull...
Wednesday April 4th, 2018

March 2018 Security Newsletter

Let's be upfront: it's 2018, and if you've been paying even partial attention to the news, you know that the trend for technology stories is [Company] Data [Breach/Leak] day after day. According to self-reported data, compa...
Friday March 2nd, 2018

The Virtual Tunnel You Never Knew You Needed: A Brief Guide to VPNs

A virtual private network (VPN) is a technology that creates a network-encrypted tunnel into your firewall, maintaining a level of security that is often important for businesses. This basically simulates an internal network connection thro...
Thursday February 1st, 2018