Category Archives: Security Info

Why You Should Encrypt Your Drive and How to Do It with BitLocker

Encrypting your hard drive adds another, more secure layer of protection to your data instead of just using a password. Drive encryption encodes your data so that if someone acquires your physical hard drive, it is not possible for them to retrieve your data without your passwords/drive encryption key. BitLocker is a program included in…
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3 Ways Malicious Email Attachments Can Change Your Life

Recently, we attended a seminar related to security. We were so amazed at the content, that we had to reproduce it. It’s important for our clients to understand why we put restrictions on email and passwords. It’s important to see what is possible without the security provisions we put in place. This is an example…
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Why we Block EXE and ZIP Email Attachments

Below is a link to a news story about a police department that was hit with a ransomware virus. This type of virus encrypts your drives and gives you the option to pay a "ransom" by bitcoin to get your data back. It doesn't say how long their systems were down, but I'm sure it…
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Heartbleed and OpenSSL issue

I'm sure you've heard about the Heartbleed vulnerability. If not, you can read about it at www.heartbleed.com. The difference between this and other standard security flaws is that this is for the most part a server issue only, and affects the encryption on trusted sites. It actually reads the encrypted data. Apparently, Yahoo is one…
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Critical Service Notice – QuickBooks 2010

Access to critical Services in QuickBooks 2010, such as Payroll, Bill Pay, Online Banking, Email, and Support, will be discontinued on May 31, 2013. Avoid Service interruption by upgrading to QuickBooks 2013 today. Below is a summary of just two of the affected services: QuickBooks 2010 Payroll In summary, after May 31, 2013, QuickBooks 2010…
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