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Mac Threats Are on the Rise

Cybercriminals are targeting Mac devices at an alarming rate. Find out why the rate is increasing and the types of threats Mac users face. In the past, Mac devices have largely been out of cybercriminals’ crosshairs. While hackers occasionally launched malware attacks against Mac machines, they targeted Windows devices much more often. But this is

2020-03-13T18:28:29+00:00March 13th, 2020|Thought Leadership|

What You Need to Know about the New Microsoft Edge

With little fanfare, Microsoft introduced a Chromium-based version of Microsoft Edge. Here is what you need to know about Chromium and the new Edge browser. With little fanfare, Microsoft introduced two new versions of its Edge web browser within three weeks of each other. On January 15, 2020, Microsoft released version 79 and on February

2020-03-13T17:22:25+00:00March 13th, 2020|Thought Leadership|

Still Using Windows 7? Here Are Some New Reasons Why You Might Want to Upgrade

If your business is still using Windows 7, some new research and recent bugs might persuade you to reconsider that decision. Here is what you need to know. Deciding whether or not to upgrade to Windows 7 can be tough decision for businesses. Upgrades take time and money, especially if a company’s business apps or

2020-03-13T16:16:16+00:00March 13th, 2020|Thought Leadership|

What Businesses Can Learn from the Ransomware Attacks Besieging Local and State Governments

Local and state governments are increasingly becoming ransomware victims. Even worse, some of them are paying large ransoms to get their data back. Find out how one county government avoided giving into the cyber extortionists’ demands. An unprecedented number of government entities in the United States were besieged by ransomware in 2019. More than 110

2020-03-13T12:40:54+00:00March 13th, 2020|Thought Leadership|

5 Ways to Spring Clean Your Computer

Spring cleaning is not limited to just closets and cabinets. Spring is a good time to clean your computer as well. Here are five ways to keep your computer working well. Spring is not just for cleaning closets, cabinets, drawers, and desks. Computers can benefit from spring cleaning as well. Besides improving your device’s performance,

2020-03-13T12:35:01+00:00March 13th, 2020|Thought Leadership|

Data Practices of US Companies Being Investigated

Google and Facebook might be in trouble again for how they are collecting and using customers’ data. Learn about the newest investigations into their data privacy practices. Google and Facebook might be in trouble again for how they are collecting and using customers’ data. The European Commission (the European Union’s executive branch) has launched preliminary

2020-03-02T07:51:10+00:00March 2nd, 2020|Thought Leadership|

Make Sure Your Company’s Firefox Web Browsers Have Been Patched

Firefox 72.0 and Firefox ESR 68.4 have a critical security vulnerability that lets hackers take control of affected systems. Here is what you need to know to make sure your business’s Firefox web browsers are secure. Hackers did not waste any time finding and exploiting a vulnerability in a new version of the Firefox web

2020-03-02T07:49:08+00:00March 2nd, 2020|Thought Leadership|

5 Email Scams to Watch Out for During Tax Season

It is tax season in the United States, which means both businesses and individuals are at risk of being conned out of their money or data. Learn about five popular email scams that will likely make the rounds. It is tax season in the United States — and cybercriminals all over the world know it.

2020-03-02T07:47:04+00:00March 2nd, 2020|Thought Leadership|

Update Your iPhone or iPad to Patch the AirDoS Bug

If your iPhone or iPad is not running the latest system software, you could fall victim to an attack that could make your device temporarily unusable. Here is what you need to know about the vulnerability behind this attack. Devices running iOS 13.2, iPadOS 13.2, or earlier versions of these operating systems contain a vulnerability

2020-01-29T19:11:07+00:00January 29th, 2020|Thought Leadership|

Have a WordPress Site? Watch Out for WP-VCD

In the latter half of 2019, malware known as WP-VCD was installed on more new WordPress sites than any other malware — and this trend is expected to continue in 2020. Here is what you need to know about WP-VCD. Many small and midsized businesses use the WordPress content management system to create and run

2020-01-29T19:09:03+00:00January 29th, 2020|Thought Leadership|
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