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.com vs .cm ~ typo

Be careful when typing in the web address for the first time. Hackers are working “smarter not harder.” Instead of trying to trick you into clicking something inside of an email, they are just hoping you type in a URL wrong. “For example, if you try to visit some of the most popular destinations on the Web but omit the “o” in .com (and type .cm instead), there’s a good chance your browser will be bombarded with malware alerts and

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HIRING

Infotech Solutions is looking for a Part-Time IT technician to join our team. If yourself or know of anyone that may be a great fit for our team, please review and share. This position has the potential to lead into a full time position. Position:  IT Technician Primary Responsibilities: Facilitate PC troubleshooting & repair Provide technical support for clients over the phone, on-site, or remotely Monitoring and maintenance of client networks Assist with the setup and configuration of new client

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Social Engineering {Tricking}

There has been an up-tick in social engineering with emails around the area again. I personally received one this morning from UPS. Take a look at the screen shot below. The same techniques are still applicable in spotting a phishing email. The From is from a different address than what I would expect from UPS. The second red flag is the “Get your invoice here.” The Here is hyperlinked and will send me to a different site. Please DO NOT

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MFA – Multifactor Authentication

If you don’t already have multifactor authentication enabled on your online accounts like email, financial, or social media, you should. In the event a malicious actor obtains your username and password, they still have one more hurdle to get through before they are able to access your data. The malicious actor can steal your user name and password, but more than likely they have not taken your phone as well. With multifactor enabled, after the log in screen, there will

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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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