What Makes A Good Password?

What Makes a Good Password?

Q: What's the most common password? A: The word "password". Many of us are guilty of creating passwords that are easy to remember - which also makes them easy for cybercriminals to crack. A hacker's computer can easily guess over 1 billion…

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The 2012 LinkedIn Data Breach Still Affects You

The 2012 LinkedIn Data Breach Still Affects You

The original 2012 LinkedIn data breach turns out to have been much larger than the estimated 6.5 million username and passwords that were stolen. There are really more than 100 million records compromised and LinkedIn is sending emails to these users…

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New Phishing Attack – TurboTax

New Phishing Attack – TurboTax

At the moment, there is a massive phishing scam that looks like it comes from TurboTax. The email tries to make you click on a link to "opt out" of sharing your personal information with others. The email is a…

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Holding Data Hostage

Holding Data Hostage

Locky. And before that, CryptoLocker. And before that, Cryptowall. These are all ransomware campaigns that have made big news in recent years. Ransomware holds your computer - or your files – or your mobile device – for ransom. It can…

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Beware of New W-2 Phishing Scam

Kevin Pelton, CISSP  IT Shareholder There is a new form of CEO fraud in which HR and accounting departments are being scammed into sharing W-2 information. This one in particular hits close to home and is one we caution everyone…

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Watch Out for Locky

By Kevin Pelton, CISSP IT Shareholder Imagine not being able to access any of your data without having to restore from backups or pay a ransom to hacker for the encryption key to unlock your data. This—is called ransomware. Ransomware…

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CEO Fraud is on the Rise

By Kevin Pelton, CISSP IT Shareholder “What is CEO fraud?” you may be asking yourself. CEO fraud – also known as business email compromise (BEC) – is when a top-level executive’s email account is either hacked or mimicked and then…

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Beware of Apple Verification Email Scam

Here's the phishing scam of the week. This phishing email appears to come from Apple Support and threatens to suspend your account because you did not reply to an earlier verification email. The message has a link that allows you to…

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