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Norse Attack Map

When you have a few minutes and want to watch something intriguing, take a look at this link, and if appropriate, share it with friends: https://map.norsecorp.com/ This is a real-time Web Attack map which demonstrates why are we so focused on cyber security. This is not fictional. These automated attacks are occurring 24x7x365. The bad

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FBI Warns about Fake Government Websites

Late last week our FBI issued a Public Service Announcement warning about fake government websites being hosted by criminals with the intent of stealing information and money from US citizens. The sites are designed to look like real government websites and have Internet Domain Names (URLs) that look like real government sites. Consumers are directed

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Secunia Reports Vulnerabilities are Everywhere

Secunia, a Software Vulnerability Management company, recently reported that during 2014, “the absolute number of vulnerabilities detected in software was 15,435, discovered in 3,870 applications from 500 vendors. The number shows a 55% increase in the five year trend, and a 18% increase from 2013 to 2014.” These statistics are frightening to me, and should

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Dangers of running Java in a secure computing environment

Java is a programming language and computing platform first released by Sun Microsystems in 1995, and now owned by Oracle. It is estimated to be installed on 850 million personal computers and on 3 billion devices worldwide, including consumer electronic and mobile devices. As the installation base of Java software has grown and become more

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Password Management Made Easy

Passwords are the keys to our digital world. Like physical keys, they should be treated with respect and only given to those people who need to “unlock” something, in this case a computer or website. Unlike physical keys, they are easily stolen, discovered or duplicated without the permission or knowledge of the user who owns

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Password Management Made Easy

Passwords are the keys to our digital world. Like physical keys, they should be treated with respect and only given to those people who need to “unlock” something, in this case a computer or website. Unlike physical keys, they are easily stolen, discovered or duplicated without the permission or knowledge of the user who owns

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Security Alert – Zero Day Vulnerability found in Adobe Flash Player

Yesterday several independent security researchers found that a previously unpatched flaw in Adobe’s Flash Player application is being actively exploited. Since the flaw was not detected by Adobe, and there is no security patch available to fix it, the risk of falling victim to an attacker is high. The exploit is apparently being included in

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Security Alert – Be ready for Holiday and year-end Phishing Attacks

With the holiday season and year-end upon us, the “bad guys” know that people are shopping online, expecting gifts at their home or office, and are traveling more. As a result, we tend to see many more phishing attack attempts during the holidays as “bad guys” craft clever email messages with information about flights, packages,

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Cryptolocker malware alert

Earlier this month we became aware of a dangerous and quickly spreading virus known as Cryptolocker. Working proactively, we have been taking aggressive measures to ensure our clients are protected. Unfortunately, this virus has many variants and there is no guarantee that it will be blocked, even by the most advanced Anti-Virus protection software or

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