Maintaining Regular Backups

Properly maintaining backups can financially benefit your business. Sometimes, it could even save your business. Several weeks ago, a popular encryption based virus made its way around the Quad Cities . . . again. This particular virus, Cryptowall, tricks users into opening a malicious file which infects their computer. Cryptowall can then spread throughout your…

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Crypto-type Virus Alert

Recently, we’ve heard reports that some clients have received emails which contain a very bad virus (a Crypto-type Virus, destroying data access). If you didn’t get our email, here’s what you should be on the lookout for. This email comes disguised most commonly as a resume or a scanned file and may have an attachment that has some…

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Phishing Scams Use Your Social Network Against You

Be on the lookout for some new, email-based attacks spammers are using to infect people’s machines with malware. Spear phishing targets companies and individuals directly by sending email that looks like it comes from a coworker or friend but uses a different email address. It’s much harder to spot than your run-of-the-mill fake dating site/drug…

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Heartbleed Bug, Password Security, and You

Two weeks ago computer security researchers notified the public of the Heartbleed Bug, a “serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library” that is widely used around the web. Left unchecked, it left a lot of people’s data at at risk, where third-parties could potentially eavesdrop on sensitive data including passwords. In response, system…

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