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Send over the W-2’s

It’s TAX TIME!!! With that comes tax fraud. We have seen phishing emails that seem to come from the boss of the company requesting all of the W-2’s be sent to them.  This is a scam. If you do get a request like this and you suspect that is it a fraud, call the individual to see if it is legit. Don’t email. Stay vigilant!

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Do you use a Netgear Router for work or home use?

An article was released yesterday that Netgear routers have a security flaw that should be addressed. If users have their remote management activated (it is off by default) the router can be accessed and hijacked remotely. Long story short, your router password can be easily retrieved by someone else. There are 31 models affected by this security flaw. To see the models affected, follow this link.

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Patch Tuesday

  As you may know, Microsoft releases their updates on the second Tuesday on each month. It is very critical for businesses and home users alike to assure the success of these updates. These updates are patches to security flaws within their software (Windows, Adobe, Flash, Google, and Java). Long story short, these are the holes that hackers are using to get into computers and networks. When releasing these patches, they are shutting the doors so hackers can’t access your

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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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