Protection from hackers

I received this question via email yesterday. “How do small to medium size businesses protect themselves from hackers in today’s connected digital world?” Here are some basic steps all businesses should take that do not take a lot of money to begin. 1) Educate your employees – most attacks on small business come via bad emails. Get your IT professional to explain how attacks occur More »

Windows 7 Network Scanner Issue

On January 8th, Microsoft released an update for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, which have been causing networking and licensing havok for users and organizations that have installed them. Ever since the updates came out for the January 2019 Patch Tuesday rollout, numerous threads on Reddit have been created where users complain about their license becoming deactivated or not being able to access More »

Top 5 Business Phones

Top 5 business smartphones of 2018 – All Hands on Tech

Mobile Phone Security Tips

Our mobile devices keep us connected, and we can do anything from our mobile devices – from anywhere in the world. Online banking, hotel reservations, email – all can be accessed with a tap of the finger. But are you taking the steps required to protect your important information? If you forget your phone at a restaurant, at work, or at the pub – how confident are you that More »

The Cost of a Digital Identity

With all the talk of cyber attacks and Ransomware many of our clients ask “what is the actual cost of an individuals’ digital identity? Security magazine has published a good article that explains the price of a person’s identity – click here for the complete article

Cyber Certification for Small Business

Cyber Security is an real time concern for small business. Insurance companies are looking at Cyber Insurance as a separate policy from Business Interruption Insurance. IT World Canada has a great article about small business having a cyber security certificate program. Here is the complete article   

Do iRobots Stored Maps of Your Home Create a Security Risk?

Before you buy the latest iRobot for your home – is there a security risk that the layout of your home will be shared on-line? IT World Canada looks at the issue – click here for the full story

Quora Data Breach Affects 100 Million Users

Quora, a question and answer website has had a data breach that affected over 100 Million users. IT World Canada is reporting that the California-based company said Monday that about 100 million users who log in to use the service may have had their accounts compromised in a security breach. That’s about half its estimated total number of users. Click here for the complete story  More »

Marriott Data Breach

The New York Times has reported that the Marriott hotel chain asked guests checking in for a treasure trove of personal information: credit cards, addresses and sometimes passport numbers. On Friday November 30, 2018 consumers learned the risk. Marriott International revealed that hackers had breached its Starwood reservation system and had stolen the personal data of up to 500 million guests. Here is the full More »

FBI Using Phishing to Catch the Fraudster

When the FBI rather than the fraudsters make a fake FedEx website FRAUDSTERS BEWARE! THE FEDS ARE PREPARED TO USE YOUR OWN TRICKS AGAINST YOU. Author: Graham CluleyPUBLISHED NOVEMBER 27, 2018 12:33 PM IN LAW & ORDER, PHISHING  0 With online criminals becoming more adept at covering up their digital tracks it’s not much surprise to hear that law enforcement agencies are using some novel techniques to help them reveal crooks’ true identities.As Joseph More »

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