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Yahoo Breach

Yahoo has been awarded the gold medal for the largest breach in history at 1 BILLION.  Oh, they also hold the silver medal too from a couple months ago with a half Billion of users compromised. This is a good time to change your Yahoo password and enable 2 step authentication on all of your accounts. The breached users haven’t been added yet, but when they do you can see if your email was one of the victims at https://haveibeenpwned.com/  If you

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Size Matters: Password Length vs. Average Time to Crack.

Reminder to always choose a secure password. Use a minimum length of at least 12. You can test out your password at https://howsecureismypassword.net/ 

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Gift Cards

Gift cards are a great idea for that person that is hard to buy for. However, they are a great way for cyber criminals to make some fast, easy money. Typically, what happens is you can buy a $50.00 gift card for $20.00. It sounds too good to be true! Well, it probably is. If you are wanting to buy gift cards, buy them directly from the official retailer and not a third party site like EBAY. If you go

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Cyber Monday

With Black Friday behind us, we move on to Cyber Monday. There are precautions you should take if you are participating in online shopping today. For instance, do not use the same password for your Amazon account and your online banking account. See the full list here.

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FRAUD Warning

Infotech Solutions has observed several Spear Phishing campaigns targeting employees with access to financial information. We wanted to take a moment to inform our customers about the potential threat so you can notify employees. These campaigns do not contain any malicious links or attachments, but instead rely on a call to action to initiate fraud. “Are you at your desk?”  The subject line is simple. It’s also disarming, especially when it comes from the C-Suite. It’s intended to put the

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Cyber Security Month: Tip – Back Up

Image via http://wpdevshed.com/   Have a backup plan for your files. No matter what kind of damage happens to your computer (fire, water, malware, ransomware) you will always have a copy of your data if you consistently backup your files. We suggest the 3-2-1 methodology. 3 copies, 2 types of media, and 1 copy off-site. You can keep your information on a thumb drive, but make sure you store it in a fire/water proof location in the event of a disaster. Another

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Slow Internet?? No Internet??

You are not the only one. The internet is currently in the middle of a cyber attack. Dyn.com, a popular dynmic DNS provider and provider of commercial managed DNS services is currently experiencing a massive DDoS attack. As a result, many sites that are using Dyn.com’s services are experiencing issues. Affected are not just home/hobby sites that traditionally use dynamic DNS services, but also large “name brand” sites that use Dyn.com’s managed DNS service. For example Twitter, Spotify, Etsry, Github and others (domains

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Cyber Security Month: TIP

Use 2-factor authentication. Many sites, social media or banking, allow the option of 2 factor or multifactor authentication. An example of this is when you sign into your online bank account, you will next be sent a security code to your phone. You would put that security code into the website. The reasoning behind the extra authentication is two-fold. First, in the event your username and password are compromised, the hacker still needs that security code that was sent to

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Samsung Galaxy Note7

You may have heard about the new Samsung Galaxy Note7 batteries exploding and catching on fire. Samsung has taken another step to get the phones off the street. Samsung is now offering a $100.00 incentive for users that turn them back in. If you own a Samsung Galaxy Note7, take action! http://tek.io/2e8f9A3  

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Do you have free WIFI?

Yes, free wireless is a great accommodation to provide to your customer. However, if not set up correctly, it may be putting your whole business and others at risk. As a business: The absolute best policy to implement is installing a hardware firewall and have your guest wireless on its own isolated network with a simple password (store name, month, year, etc.). A firewall enables your internet connection to have isolated networks that are unable to talk to each other.

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