Rogue Thumb Drives—An Imminent Malware Threat

Rogue Thumb Drives—An Imminent Malware Threat
Don’t Plug It In! Human nature, being what it is, suggests that a newly “discovered” thumb drive will get plugged in, whether it is known to be safe or not. Curiosity usually wins in situations like this. When this happens, however, it creates a perfect environment for malware exploitation.  Cases in point: Harmful USB Drives ...

Why You Should Care About The Yahoo Breach

Why You Should Care About The Yahoo Breach
Background Last week Yahoo announced that the details of 500 million accounts had been stolen by a “state sponsored actor” at the end of 2014. (“State sponsored” means an entity – an individual, group, or company – whose services were paid for by a government. These days it’s fashionable to blame Russia or China, but ...

Take Along Security—A Portable Firewall And VPN Server

Take Along Security—A Portable Firewall And VPN Server
Scenario Today you need a break from the office and decide to grab your laptop and head to the local coffee shop. Internet connectivity is readily available there via public wi-fi, and you can work as if you are sitting at your office desk. After grabbing a fresh cup of brew, you open your laptop, ...

Product Review: Ubiquiti EdgeRouter X

Product Review: Ubiquiti EdgeRouter X
A solid SOHO router at a great price Ubiquiti’s EdgeRouter X is an amazing little box for the price. Out of the box, it looks like a standard SOHO 5-port switch. It’s tiny: 5.7 x 4 x 2.2 inches and only weighs 12 ounces. Underneath the hood, however, it’s a powerful router. Instead of the standard ...

29: Trust But Verify

29: Trust But Verify
Trust is the glue that holds society together. But it’s also what allows criminals and con men to take advantage of us. This week we’ll give you some tips on how you may be placing trust in the wrong people or technology, and help you verify that trust is well-earned. Events (new!) Small Business Ransomware ...

Removing Malware—A Step By Step Guide For Microsoft Windows

Removing Malware—A Step By Step Guide For Microsoft Windows
Word Of Warning No matter how hard you work at securing your small office/SOHO network and computers—someone, somehow, somewhere will unknowingly allow malicious malware into the system. The chances of recovery are better if you have planned for this scenario and are prepared to respond quickly. This post serves at least two purposes, first helping ...

5 InfoSec Podcasts You Should Listen To

5 InfoSec Podcasts You Should Listen To
It seems that someone is poking or prodding our digital stuff 24 x 7. It’s incredibly hard to keep up with all the big hacks, patches, and vulnerabilities that might affect you. We’re here to help! Recently we posted 5 Security Blogs You Should Be Reading to help you stay on top of the news. ...

5 Excellent Data Recovery Tools

5 Excellent Data Recovery Tools
Failure is not an option; it’s included with the device One of Murphy’s Laws could easily state: Failure is not an option, it’s included with the device. Time has demonstrated that computers, including all devices that store data, will eventually fail. Boston Computing Network states that 31% of PC users have lost all of their files due ...

Small Biz Tip: Browser Security for IE

Small Biz Tip: Browser Security for IE
First post of this series: Small Biz Tip: Browser Security for Chrome Second post of this series: Small Biz Tip: Browser Security for Firefox Background This post on Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE) is the third in a series on browser security. Browser security has become especially critical for small businesses. Stop for just a moment ...

Small Biz Tip: Browser Security for Firefox

Small Biz Tip: Browser Security for Firefox
First post of this series: Small Biz Tip: Browser Security for Chrome Background This post on Mozilla’s Firefox is the second in a series on browser security. Browser security has become especially critical for small businesses. Stop for just a moment and consider the types of business transactions that take place via the browser. Things ...