Ransomware Can Kill Your Business

Can a cyber attack force you to go out of business?  Ransomware attacks are causing small business targets of these attacks to close their doors, even after they paid the attackers for the decryption key.  The financial losses and impacts of the attack are just not survivable for some businesses..

In 2019, we saw a dramatic increase in both the ...

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Guest Post – How to Use Your Laptop’s Bluetooth Connection Securely

Using Bluetooth to connect devices to your laptop is convenient but also risky. Discover what those risks are and how to minimize them.

Many laptops come with Bluetooth connectivity. Thanks to this wireless technology, you can easily connect a keyboard, mouse, headset, or other peripheral to your laptop. You can even use it to send files to a printer or ...

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Staying Private Online Using Popular Browsers

Is there a way to maintain privacy online, and defeat tracking without resorting to extreme measures?  We have written articles recently about the most private browsers, but using them requires changing habits and abandoning web browsers that you are already familiar with.

I came across this graphic on Pinterest, and thought it was worth sharing.  It shows some pretty ...

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Weekend Update

A quick Saturday digest of cybersecurity news articles from other sources.


Sanity Finally Reigns in Iowa

From Brian Krebs:  Dallas County, Iowa has dropped trespassing charges against two penetration testers who were arrested and jailed last year on September 11, and held in jail until yesterday for doing the job they were hired to do The news broke as Brian was in the middle of a video interview with ...

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Experience, Certifications, or Degrees – What Matters Most? Part 1

Are you looking to break into a career in Information Technology or Cybersecurity?  I have been working as an instructor in this field for several years, and I have trained many people, and helped them study for professional certifications so they could do just that.

There is a huge demand for IT and cybersecurity workers, and many job openings go unfilled for long periods of time.  But getting in the door for ...

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Weekend Update

A quick Saturday digest of cybersecurity news articles from other sources.


Mac users targeted by Lazarus ‘fileless’ Trojan

The Lazarus hacking group are trying to sneak a ‘fileless’ Trojan on to Apple computers, disguised as a fake cryptocurrency trading program.


[Heads-Up] In Just 3 Months, Google Alerted 12,000 People About Phishing Attacks by Nation-States

Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) delivered thousands of alerts of government-backed ...

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Most Popular Passwords and PINs for 2019

If you are using one of these passwords or PINs to “secure” your computer, smartphone, or online accounts you are in danger of having your digital life cracked and compromised.  The passwords have been cracked, are on sale on the Dark Web, and will be the FIRST passwords tried by an attacker.  If you are using one of these, please change it now.

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