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Beware Domain Name Renewal Scams

Follow @ntelogic Beware of Internet Domain Name Renewal Scams Official looking notice is designed to confuse. Unscrupulous registration services utilize social engineering to defraud. If you own an Internet domain name, you may be targeted by a scam that potentially puts your domain name at risk. It looks legit. A letter reminding you that your…
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Word Zero-Day Exploit

Follow @ntelogic Beware of opening Microsoft Word Attachments Newly Discovered Exploit Puts Word Users At Risk Microsoft Rushing to Issue Security Patch Over the weekend, Internet security experts discovered a vulnerability in all supported versions of Microsoft Word that can be used to silently install malware. Microsoft has promised to issue a security patch to fix…
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Scam of the Week: Airline Phishing Attack

Simple yet sophisticated phishing attack tricks a whopping 90% of users Attack leverages "criminal best practices" to steal credentials and plant malware There is a new spin on an existing phishing scam you need to be aware of. Bad guys are doing research on you personally using social media and find out where and when…
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The Next Big Windows Update Is Coming Soon

Massive Windows Update Coming April 11th To A PC Near You Here's what you need to know about Creators Update It seems like it was just yesterday that Windows 10 Anniversary Update arrived. By now, we've grown a bit accustomed to the force-fed update routines that tend to catch many Windows 10 users off-guard. It…
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Phishing Attempts Hit Close To Home

Think Your Business Is Immune? In the past 48 hours, two of our clients experienced confirmed phishing attempts. In each case, the business owners thought they were opening legitimate web sites and instead were confronted by ominous messages on their computer displays citing a virus had infected their computer (see actual screen captures below), requesting…
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What’s On Your Hard Drive?

It’s one of those little technical details most of us don’t think about much less understand – your computer’s hard drive. Gigabytes, terabytes, RAM, SATA, SSD. Most of it sounds Greek because it is. Sure, we looked at the specifications of the computer right before we bought it. Not many of us have given it…
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New Scam – Security Software

Bad guys have a new scam. They create websites that look just like the real sites from security software vendors like Symantec, McAfee, Malwarebytes, Kaspersky and others. When you search for these sites, you could very easily pick the fake site instead of the real one. These sites will then try to trick you into…
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Microsoft’s Smaller OneDrive

Last November, Microsoft announced it would scale back the cloud storage space of its OneDrive service. Citing "abuse" by a group of users, Microsoft said in a statement "Instead of focusing on extreme backup scenarios, we want to remain focused on delivering high-value productivity and collaboration experiences that benefit the majority of OneDrive users." The…
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Farewell SQL Server 2005

Still using SQL Server 2005? Time is not your friend. Tuesday marked the official End of Support for Microsoft SQL server 2005. This means no more updates will be issued. Businesses still using SQL Server 2005 are at increasing risk for security breaches and data loss. Now is the time to move off of SQL…
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The Human Firewall – You’re the First Line of Defense

It's tax season and cyber criminals are working overtime. Are you a Human Firewall? Tax season is a prime time for online scams and this year, the threats are more dangerous than ever before. From phishing scams looking to catch valuable personal and financial information, to IRS impostors looking to cash in on your tax…
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