Tag Archives: data security

Locky Ransomware, Unlocked

A new form of ransomware (malicious software that locks access to files until a ransom is paid) titled “Locky” has been affecting workstations at an alarming rate over the past few weeks.  It can encrypt virtually every commonly used file-type not only on your computer’s hard drive, but network drives as well. Systems are being infected Read more…

My Achy-Breaky Heartbleed

We’ve been receiving questions about a potential security risk.  This bug is called Heartbleed. What is Heartbleed and how does it affect you? The Heartbleed bug exploits a weakness in some OpenSSL encrypted libraries, which allows protected information to be stolen.  OpenSSL is a widely used security measure that encrypts web communications such as email, instant Read more…

Mass Email: Be Kind to Your Neighbors

Sending promotional emails to your client base is a very useful strategy in any marketing plan.  It’s fast, direct, and simple.  Right?  Well, not quite as simple as one might think.  There are certain rules that need to be applied to these emails in accordance with the law (CAN-SPAM Act), and violators can be fined Read more…

Keylogging Kleptos: Keeping them away from your data!

Staying proactive in your personal data security is of the utmost importance these days.  Especially since so much of our lives revolves around the Internet.  From social media interaction to remotely setting your thermostat, many of us are utilizing the web every day. Despite one’s best efforts, sometimes a persistent hacker still finds a way Read more…