Category Archives: Security Info

VPNFilter Malware – What you need to know

Recently, malware known as "VPNFilter" has been identified to potentially impact nearly 500,000 routers. This report was a result of Cisco Talos's investigation. This is a big deal for not only residential networks, but also small businesses. VPNFilter is a potentially destructive malware, which means it can cause big damage and potentially large amounts of…
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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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