Security Threats Posts

7 Warning Signs Your Business Network is Not Secure

On May 3rd, 2017, posted in: Security Threats by Comments Off on 7 Warning Signs Your Business Network is Not Secure

The security of your business network is at risk…now, more than ever. According to PhishMe, the number of phishing emails that included ransomware rose to a record level of 97.25% during Q3 2016, up from 92% in Q1 2016. While email is still a leading risk when it comes to cyber security, there are many..

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What You Need to Know About Cyber Liability

On April 6th, 2017, posted in: Security Threats by Comments Off on What You Need to Know About Cyber Liability

Imagine for a moment that a well-developed community of cyber criminals have targeted your company. They’ve not only targeted, they’ve infiltrated your network. Cyber criminals have gained access to not only employee’s names and contact information, but also customer data. If your organization needs to remain HIPAA or SOX compliant, this translates into significant violations..

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3 Hot IT Trends in 2017 that Will Change the Way You Do Business

On January 13th, 2017, posted in: Security Threats by Comments Off on 3 Hot IT Trends in 2017 that Will Change the Way You Do Business

The New Year offers a blank slate for businesses to grow, reduce costs and boost productivity. By utilizing today’s technology, you can maintain a lean, agile, dynamic business that quickly adapts as your business needs change. Now more than ever, even small businesses can access the same enterprise-level technology that larger companies have been utilizing..

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Cyber Security Checklist: Is your Business at Risk?

On November 3rd, 2016, posted in: Security Threats by Comments Off on Cyber Security Checklist: Is your Business at Risk?

It happens all too often. Small to mid-sized businesses make the assumption that they’re not a target – that cyber criminals aren’t interested in their data. But the truth is, cyber criminals ARE interested in customer/employee financial and identity related information from businesses of all sizes. So why are small to mid-sized businesses at greater..

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Is Pokémon GO a Security Risk?

On August 5th, 2016, posted in: Security Threats by Comments Off on Is Pokémon GO a Security Risk?

By now you’ve likely heard of – or you’re at least familiar with, the concept of Pokémon GO – the most popular mobile game in U.S. history. But are you aware of the “dark side” of this cultural craze? Within just 5 hours of its release, the game rose to the top of the app..

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Is Dropbox Secure? Is It Time To Drop Dropbox?

On May 4th, 2016, posted in: Security Threats by Comments Off on Is Dropbox Secure? Is It Time To Drop Dropbox?

Is Dropbox secure? We’ve previously covered the risk of Dropbox in the workplace. The risk is based upon which Dropbox plan you are utilizing. Due to rising data loss concerns and recent news of ransomware traveling via emailed Dropbox links, many Ontech customers are opting to prohibit Dropbox altogether in the workplace and move to OnCloud as..

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Urgent: Badlock Vulnerability Discovered

On April 12th, 2016, posted in: Security Threats by Comments Off on Urgent: Badlock Vulnerability Discovered

There has been a critical security vulnerability discovered that affects all versions of Windows and Samba. Patches for this bug will be released TODAY, April 12th around 17:00 UTC or 12:00 p.m. Central Time. Security experts are calling this vulnerability Badlock.  Engineers at Microsoft and Samba are working together to get this problem fixed. At this..

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7 Network Security Solutions for Businesses: Where to Begin

On April 3rd, 2016, posted in: Security Threats by Comments Off on 7 Network Security Solutions for Businesses: Where to Begin

It’s difficult to ignore widespread media coverage of highly publicized cyber-attacks targeting large companies like Sony, Ashley Madison and even the US government. But it’s not only large organizations at risk; small and medium sized businesses are also vulnerable. In fact, recent statistics indicate more than 75% of companies are likely to become a target..

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The Risk of Browser Saved Passwords: It’s No Joke

On April 1st, 2016, posted in: Security Threats by Comments Off on The Risk of Browser Saved Passwords: It’s No Joke

It’s April Fool’s Day, but seriously, this is no joke. In fact, it’s an easy mistake to make and chances are high you’ve made this mistake within the past 30 days. Most of us have numerous passwords to keep track of on a regular basis for both business and personal life. While it may be..

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TeslaCrypt 3.0.1 Ransomware is Here – and It’s NASTY!

On March 31st, 2016, posted in: Security Threats, Virus Alert by Comments Off on TeslaCrypt 3.0.1 Ransomware is Here – and It’s NASTY!

According to Cisco security researches, all ransomware, (specifically TeslaCrypt 3.0.1 ransomware) has become the black plague of the internet. Over the last few years, we have covered Cryptolocker, CryptoWall 2.0, and CryptoWall 4.0 on our blog – and unfortunately, this ransomware is the most advanced yet. How TeslaCrypt 3.0.1 Spreads TeslaCrypt 3.0.1 is a nasty new..

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