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Data Breach Coverage Solutions

In today’s world, it’s no longer a question of if a company’s data will be compromised but when.  Spend 30 minutes with us to become more familiar with the potential risks and coverage solutions for all of your small commercial customers. Learn More What is Data Breach Emerging Risks in Data Breach

How The Internet Enables Cyberbullying But Promotes Connection

David M Kirby Screenwriter, Editor, Columnist CREDIT: PORTAL PBH – PREFEITURA BELO HORIZONTE The internet has a problem with cyberbullying. Technology is both the culprit and the solution. The internet is capable of connecting humanity like never before. We can share information and learn more about other cultures. We talk online about our interests. Facebook lets us connect with family and friends. Twitter allows us to add commentary to everyday life. These can be great things, especially when it helps us grow and helps others consider new viewpoints. Sometimes others have no interest in changing and would rather argue and […]

How to avoid being caught out by ransomware

Businesses are still getting caught by ransomware, despite the fact that there are fairly straightforward methods to avoid it. Since warnings about a strain of malware called Cryptolocker became such a problem in late 2013, causing Certs to issue guidance on how to prevent being infected and what to do if you were, ransomware has been a worry. Cryptolocker was just one of many strains of ransomware, and the likes of Cryptowall and CryptoDefense have followed to bother businesses and consumers alike. The principle is that the malware encrypts files on a system’s hard drive using an unbreakable key, and this […]

How BackUp protects computers from ransomware

Ransomware is a $1 billion business that often evades traditional anti-malware. So it’s important to learn what you’re up against and how to stop it. Ransomware is more prominent, more sophisticated and more troublesome than ever. Hospitals, homeowners, consumers and corporations – all have made headlines this year as victims of Cryptolocker, TeslaCrypt, Locky and other malicious computer viruses designed to encrypt digital files and render them useless until you pay a hefty ransom to get them back. Carbonite has a solution to this problem, and it’s important to understand how our backup solutions protect you and your data against […]

How to beat ransomware: prevent, don’t react

101 | HOW-TOS Posted March 11, 2016 by Wendy Zamora Picture this: You’ve spent the last few weeks working on a tribute video for a friend’s 30th wedding anniversary. You collected photos and video clips and edited them together, laying over a soundtrack of their favorite songs. It was a real labor of love. When you finally finish the project, you go to copy the file onto a DVD and—what the?—a strange message pops up. “Unfortunately, the files on this computer have been encrypted. You have 96 hours to submit payment to receive the encryption key, otherwise your files will […]

IT Security Risks for SMB

One of the most overlooked security risks for small businesses today comes from the most unlikely of places, your own employees. Non-business related Internet usage by employees not only can be dangerous and drain productivity; it may also open your business up to human resource and litigation concerns. In this month’s Tech Brief we’ll look at the risks that employee Internet usage can have on your business and the steps that you can take to limit its impact. 30-40% of Internet use in the workplace is not related to business. 70% of all Internet adult-site traffic occurs during the 9-5 […]

15 Signs You’ve Been Hacked

Hardware, software, wetware, bloatware, crapware… and the newest piece of shiny is on sale now! Far too often users think slow or unreliable performance is just part of the fun of using computers, and when the Internet is slow, it’s because someone in another office is probably watching Netflix. But whether you are a home user all alone, sharing an Internet connection with friends, family or roommates, or a corporate IT SysAdmin wondering what is going on, you never want to write off slowness as “one of those things”. Chances are, it’s not. It’s a hack. There are so many […]

How to Address Employees on Facebook During Working Hours

Facebook has become the dominant website for social networking across the country with businesses and personal users alike taking advantage of the website’s ability to reach millions of people instantly. As a small-business owner, how you address employee use of Facebook while in your workplace can have a lasting affect on how your company uses social networking and what employees say about your company as a whole. Monitoring Computer Use Monitoring employee computer use while in the office can be an effective means of ensuring your employees are focusing on work-related tasks and not spending half the workday on Facebook. […]

First Mac ransomware spotted

MARCH 7, 2016 | BY THOMAS REED   #CyberCriminals #CyberSecurity  #Malware  #Ransomware #ManagedServicesProvider Apple quietly added detection of something called “KeRanger” to the XProtect anti-malware definitions in OS X on Saturday. It was revealed on Sunday by Claud Xiao of Palo Alto Networks that KeRanger is the first real Mac ransomware, and it’s not just theoretical. It’s in the wild. According to Xiao, the Transmission app – a BitTorrent client – was infected to include this ransomware. The infected app was distributed from the official Transmission website, but with a different code signature than the normal one previously used to sign […]

Do I really need anti-malware for my Mac?

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MAY 20, 2016 | BY WENDY ZAMORA #CyberCriminals  #CyberSecurity #Malware #Ransomware On the popular Discovery Channel program “Mythbusters,” hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman take a legend and deconstruct it to see whether its long-held beliefs are legitimate. They’ve busted all kinds of myths, from Jimmy Hoffa being buried under Giants Stadium (not true) to the ability to kill someone without a trace using an ice bullet (the bullet vaporizes as soon as the trigger’s pulled). One tall tale they haven’t tackled is that Macs are impervious to malware, so you needn’t worry about cybersecurity solutions. Antivirus and anti-malware protection is […]