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Computer Tip: UPDATE, UPDATE, UPDATE

We have said it before and will say it again. Updates NEED to be applied on virtually every computer on your network (unless is it segmented on the firewall). Below are the stats for today’s Patch Tuesday. The tricky part is the bad guys sometimes get this information before the good guys do, giving them a substantial head start in the cybersecurity race. This is why proactive security measures as in a monitored/managed update system are always suggested. “Microsoft on Tuesday released

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More on the Equifax breach

As time progresses, we are starting to learn more the breach details. The newest information out is that 10.9 million American driver’s license numbers were compromised. Read more here: https://goo.gl/G96NqQ Source: Wall Street Journal

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Incoming mail detected!!

“A free new service from the U.S. Postal Service that provides scanned images of incoming mail before it is slated to arrive at its destination address.” At face value, it sounds great. However, this could pose as a private investigators, identity thieves, & stalkers dream. Madison area (57042) is eligible to start receiving these “Informed Delivery” notifications. Source & more information here: https://goo.gl/qgjkUE  

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Equifax – South Dakota Update

Jackley weights in on the amount of South Dakota’s impacted by the Equifax breach. More than 200,000 South Dakotans whose information was exposed. Source: https://goo.gl/MuWVxh

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Equifax Breach – Update

For additional information on the breach: https://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com/ Check if your information was potentially compromised at this link: https://trustedidpremier.com/eligibility/eligibility.html  More than likely you will have someone in your office/business/organization that has been affected by this breach. As always stay vigilant for very targeted phishing emails.

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Equifax Breach

OUCH… 143 million… Be expected to get phishing attacks with VERY detailed information about you, birth dates, credit card numbers, the number of credit cards you own, etc. This is a very large breach within the US. More to come as details they emerge. Source: https://goo.gl/BqF8WJ

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Credit Card Skimmers

Many of you from the area heard about the credit card skimmers at the gas pumps in Baltic, SD. The great news is, they caught the culprets. The bad news is that they found over 50 credit cards in their vehicle upon arrest. That just means they are taking those stolen credit swips from Baltic, retreviing the numbers and information associated with it and duplicating the card to purchase additional items under your identity. A quick google search shows the machine

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Outlook Web Access

If you are a business owner or employee that uses Outlook, please take notice. Here is a full text (short) article from the Internet Storm Center (ISC) about how a hacker may use Outlook as a vehicle to steal money from you in a blink of an eye. We have seen this tactic used right here in Lake County. Recently we’ve started seeing some attacks that utlise OWA. A person in the victim organisation sends an email to one or more

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The Importance of Patch Management

  The day after Patch Tuesday… In a way, the bad guys get the equivalence of Christmas once a month and today is the day. Per Krebs on Security, the last round of patches fixed just shy of 60 vulnerabilities between Windows, Adobe, Flash, & other programs. Again, these patches are covering up vulnerabilities to your network that the bad guys found. Make sure to patch every computer in your organization/house and monitor the success rate of each one as well.

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Not your average email

We have seen an uptick in targeted emails asking to validate their credentials, confirm or reset the password, or to simply confirm the account. Below is an example of the targeted email. This particular email was caught and sent to the Junk Folder so the pictures are not showing up as usual. There is no consistency in what platform in which they are coming across (Office 365 or Gmail).It’s just another reminder to keep an eye out for suspicious activity.

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