Cyber Security Tips

There has been a tremendous uptick in cyber attacks this year. We are getting at least a call per week, sometimes a couple a week, on significantly compromised businesses calling for help. The following are some common factors that we see in these cases and some tips to help improve you cyber security. Common Factors…

Continue reading

General Virus Prevention for Businesses

Hello Everyone, We’re sending this out to educate you about the risk of malware—malicious software—and virus prevention best practices. The best way to understand how to avoid malware is understanding how infections occur, what different types of infections do, and the most common virus prevention practices. General Ways Infections Occur: There are too many ways…

Continue reading

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…

Continue reading

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…

Continue reading

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…

Continue reading