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Tips for Identifying a Phishing or Spoofing Email

Unfortunately, no matter what companies do, some phishing emails will always make it to the inbox. Here are 10 tips on how to identify a phishing or spoofing email. Tip 1: Don’t trust the display name A favorite phishing tactic … Continue reading

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“RobbinHood” ransomware takes down Baltimore City government networks

Baltimore Chief Information Officer confirmed that the malware attack was “the very aggressive RobbinHood ransomware” and that the FBI had identified it as a “fairly new variant of the malware”. Several new variants of RobbinHood have been emerging over the past month. … Continue reading

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Malware Alert

There is nasty malware being spread through links and attachments in e-mails that either take you to an unsafe website or download attachments in the e-mail that contain malicious software. The name of this malware is CryptoLocker.  Below is a … Continue reading

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How to Recognize Phishing Emails

Phishing email messages and websites are designed to steal money. Cybercriminals can do this by installing malicious software on your computer or stealing personal information off of your computer. Cybercriminals also use social engineering to convince you to install malicious software or hand … Continue reading

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Major Google Update

Some months ago, Google announced they would be making some mobile-related algorithm changes.  The one that may have the most profound effect is used to detect a website’s mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. Google announced that the mobile-friendly signal would go … Continue reading

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Creating a Secure Password

  Your password is a gateway to all of your important information. If your password falls into the wrong hands, that person could impersonate you online, access your bank or credit card accounts, sign your name to online service agreements or … Continue reading

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Security Tips for your Mobile Device

Try practicing the following tips to keep your mobile device secure and avoid compromising your information: • Never leave your mobile device security settings at the default level which is generally the lowest and most unsecured settings. • Avoid the … Continue reading

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Vulnerability in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE) Browser

Users are being advised to avoid using Microsoft’s Internet Explorer  (IE) Browser to access websites. Until Microsoft has found a fix for the issue, we are recommending that everyone use the Firefox or Chrome Browser to surf the web. Read More…  

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Are you still running Windows XP on your device?

This should not be news to many, but Microsoft’s support for the Windows XP operating system will officially end on April 8, 2014. Microsoft will no longer provide you with new security updates, hotfixes or any type of support options … Continue reading

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Windows 8 Tutorial

If you’re new to Windows 8, I think you will find this video tutorial very helpful. See Video…  

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