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What’s your password???

  Tech Republic has released their 2017 list of the worst passwords possible. Please don’t be on this list! If you have a password on this list, change it immediately. Hackers don’t sit and try each one of these passwords to see if they work. They have created programs to run all of these “easy” passwords to see if they match. To improve security, create passwords that use phrases of 12 characters or more, with mixed types of characters including

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Tech Support Scams

  Keloland has a story covering Tech Support scams in conjunction with the Better Business Bureau (BBB). Tis` the season again when the bad guys are out in full force trying to trick you to either giving out your password, personal information, or access to your computer. We see multiple individuals a week come in with this exact scam. It starts with either a pop up on the screen, which is usually scare-ware, or a phone call from a large

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Apple Users!

There has been another newly discovered flaw in the newest version of their operating system – macOS High Sierra. This flaw allows anyone with local & remote access to the machine to log in as the “root” user without supplying a password. The fix is simple… chance the root account password. Source: https://goo.gl/jvjzuf 

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Have you taken Uber yet?

    While Uber is slowly making their way to the Midwest, many people have traveled and taken advantage of the new service at some point in time. Uber has become a statistic. Today, Uber warned their customers about a breach of 57 MILLION records including drivers and riders alike. The biggest information isn’t the breach in this story, but the amount of time it has taken Uber to confess their breach: 1 year. Allegedly, Uber also tried to pay

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Western Union scam victim?

  “If you, a friend or loved one lost money in a scam involving Western Union, some or all of those funds may be recoverable thanks to a more than half-billion dollar program set up by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.” If anyone you know were scammed & paid the ransom through Western Union’s money transfer, They may be able to get some or all of their money back. The dates must coincide from January 1st, 2004 to January 19,

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Would you buy it?

  If you ever had a package delivered to your door, you’ve more than likely feared it being taken before you arrived at home. In more populated area’s, thieves prey on package carriers that will leave the deliverable outside if no one is home. Amazon has taken the next step in this fight. Would you get one for 249.99?   Article: https://goo.gl/gBZH68 

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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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