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Widespread Google Docs Phishing Scam

TweetGoogle Docs Attack Phishing scams are on the rise worldwide in recent years.  One antivirus company claims to have blocked 70 million phishing emails over a 3 month period.  You’ve seen the news / entertainment (newsertainment?) programs with the blurred out nude photos of celebrities (remember Jennifer Lawrence, Kim Kardashian, Scarlett Johansson) who were “hacked” Continue Reading

Avoid Business Transactions Over Unsecured Wi-Fi

TweetFree Wi-Fi is extremely convenient and very tempting to use.  But should you?  This fits into the category of “Just because you can doesn’t mean you should” topics. Sure it’s convenient to park yourself in the local coffee shop, connect to their free Wi-Fi and take care of your banking.  But while you’re doing this, Continue Reading

One Million Android Phones Infected by Hackers

TweetOK… Not literally.  Actually it’s MORE than one million phones have been infected by hackers, making their Google accounts, photos and emails vulnerable. Hackers have gained access to roughly 1.3 Million Google accounts.  This includes photos, emails and documents stored in those accounts.  How was this accomplished?  Simple.  By users downloading bogus apps.  This once Continue Reading

Google Finds Norton / Symantec Vulnerabilities

TweetCritical Norton / Symantec Security Vulnerabilities What does this mean to you? To set the stage for this discussion I worked for Symantec for 3 years in their TimeLine project management division.  Initially in Tech Support I transitioned to marketing a liaison between our engineering department and our Fortune 100 / Government clients in the Continue Reading

Is Your Router Safe?

TweetFor the typical small business or residential network, the choices for a router are to either stick with what your Internet provider supplies or to supplement that with your own router from the likes of Linksys, Netgear, D-Link and TRENDNet.  A decent router with the ability to handle multiple computers, printers and network storage devices Continue Reading

Protecting your Mobile Phone

TweetMobile phone hacking (like tapping a landline) is becoming so easy it is (or at least should be) incredibly frightening.  Stay tuned to our blog for a lot more information on this topic in the very near future as we assemble all the critical information.  Meanwhile, to protect yourself from falling prey to someone who Continue Reading

Facebook Security Warning

TweetWe’ve been telling people this for over a year, even published a security bulletin from AVG to this effect, but apparently never published an actual warning regarding the real risks associated with using Facebook (and MySpace). Both of these Social Networking sites have been under attack since May 2008 by criminals intent on extorting money Continue Reading