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Category Archives: Security

Business Email Compromise Tops $12B

Internet Crime Complaint Center Releases Business Alert Report cites 136% increase in lost business assets On Friday the 13th, the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) released a Public Service Announcement. The announcement warns of the risks businesses face from Business Email Compromise (BEC) and Email Account Compromise (EAC). From October 2013 to May 2018, IC3…
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7 Ways to Improve Your Home Network Security

The FBI has revised its recommendations for home network security. The guidelines focus on protecting personal devices connected to the Internet. The information also applies to protecting your devices while traveling. It also provides best practices for your small business office network. More devices are now connected to the Internet than ever before. Consequently, as…
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Changes to Chrome and HTTPS: Is Your SMB Web Site Ready?

The end of HTTP is near. Starting with Chrome version 70, web pages not served via an HTTPS secure connection will be mark as unsafe. The search engine behemoth has been promoting the idea of an encrypted web for years. Google moved in 2014 to mark all sites served as HTTP as insecure. Google has…
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Gmail Google Docs Attack

Follow @ntelogic Gmail Fake Google Docs Attack Spreading Rapidly More Than Just Your Gmail Account Potentially At Risk Gmail Users Encouraged To Take Immediate Action   A phishing attack that uses a fake Google Docs invitation is sweeping the Internet. The scam uses a compromised Google Docs shared document invitation that appears to be sent…
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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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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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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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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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