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May 30, 2017

The WannaCry attack, the biggest ransomware attack in history, is not over. Companies in at least 150 countries have been impacted, leaving organizations around the world wondering if they might be affected by subsequent waves.

It’s critical to keep in mind that effective mitigation of ransomware (and similar) attacks is accomplished with ...

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May 26, 2017

In the world of cybersecurity—particularly for small- and midsize businesses—progress tends to be achieved in fits and starts. Rare is the SMB that has the patience and focus to take a methodical approach to improving network security over an extended period.

So when news of the WannaCry outbreak grabbed the mainstream media’s attention recently, fear among SMBs spiked and attention turned to cyber issues. However, just as quickly, it seems, the pendulum...

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May 26, 2017

As the weather gets warmer, mosquitos and ticks re-enter our lives, and along with them comes their larger cousin, the scam artist. There are ways to prepare for those seasonal meal stealers. The same goes for scams, as knowledge is the best repellent.

Ticks and mosquitos aren’t harmless—they are well-known vectors for serious illnesses. Scam artists also are vectors for a plague that affects millions of people each year...

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May 26, 2017

Google has begun using billions of credit-card transaction records to prove that its online ads are prompting people to make purchases, even when they happen offline in brick-and-mortar stores, the company said. The advance allows Google to determine how many sales have been...

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May 23, 2017

Summers are always a popular time for moving. Whether you're a recent college graduate or a snowbird headed back up north, the warm weather is a time when many people change their address. However, moving puts the security of documents containing personal identifying information at risk of identity theft.

Protecting your identity during a move is actually easier than protecting your fragile...

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May 19, 2017

Internet security at Mar-a-Lago and other Trump properties is easy to bypass, according to an investigation by ProPublica and Gizmodo, which found wireless networks and devices vulnerable to spying and hacking. Investigators parked a boat equipped with a wireless antenna offshore near...

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