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What is this “Dark Web” and why should I care?
What is the “Dark Web?”
The dark web is an encrypted network of servers that operate across the Internet. The technology that the servers use to connect to each other keeps their identities and locations completely anonymous. Special software is used by a “user” in order to connect with these anonymous servers, and in turn keep each users location and identity anonymous.
Equifax sheds light on incident response
What would you do right now if you discover that your business’s database is hacked and a huge number of your customers’ data gets leaked? Speechless, with dismay, but you need to act, decently. In this case, it helps to have a good incident response plan in place, so your business won’t suffer the same […]
Microsoft’s latest patch fixes critical Windows security issues
Every month, Microsoft releases a large number of fixes and improvements for Windows. The latest August patch includes fixes for 48 vulnerabilities, with more than half listed as critical. If you’re a Windows user and your desktop is due for a software update, here are the essentials you need to know. Windows Search Microsoft discovered […]
Locky-type ransomware is attacking systems
A new, Locky-type ransomware is currently infecting tens of thousands of computers worldwide. It uses the same code from the 2016 version to encrypt users’ files and it looks poised to cause another massive cyber emergency. Here’s everything we know so far. Quick facts According to a threat intelligence report, the email-based ransomware attacks started […]
Mac malware goes undetected for years
When new malware surfaces, many people often assume that it’s designed to attack Windows computers. However, Mac malware has been growing in popularity. Earlier this year, security researchers unearthed a new strain of spyware that may have been silently monitoring Mac computers for years. Fruitfly spyware The spyware, known as Fruitfly, was first discovered in […]
Microsoft’s protection plan for Windows 10
Microsoft has created new security features for Windows 10 users. This update is a response to the global outbreak of ransomware attacks such as WannaCry and Petya. While this patch shouldn’t be a substitute for antivirus software and data backups, Microsoft does think its new features can help people defend against current and future threats. […]
How does virtualization improve business?
Truly understanding the ins and outs of virtualization is not for the faint hearted. It’s a complicated field that is constantly evolving, but one thing remains mostly the same: its benefits. Read on for an uncomplicated recap of just a few of virtualization’s greatest advantages. More technology uptime Virtualization vendors use lots of fancy names […]
Worrying evidence of poor router security
Adding to the list of reasons to outsource your network security to a certified IT provider, a recent CIA leak shows just how vulnerable most network routers really are. Read on to learn why this is such a big vulnerability and what you can do to fix it. The Wikileaks CIA documents For several months, […]
New anti-phishing features for Gmail
Over the years phishing — a social engineering attack that uses seemingly innocuous emails to trick victims into giving away personal information or clicking a malicious link — has grown in sophistication and scale. In order to put a stop to these scams, Google has made some security enhancements for Gmail. Here how the new […]