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Phishing Warning (Netflix Scam)

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Recently, a new Netflix-themed phish campaign has been making the rounds. In this scam, users receive an email, appearing to be from Netflix, stating that their accounts are on hold due to issues with their billing information. Users who click … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Phishing |

Is Your Facebook Account Protected by Two-Factor Authentication?

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If you’re not using two-factor authentication on your Facebook account, you should be. Continue reading

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January Security Updates

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Microsoft Microsoft has released its security update bulletin for January 2018. These updates include fixes for 56 security vulnerabilities and 3 special security advisories including fixes for the Meltdown/Spectre chip vulnerability, an Adobe Flash patch, and a security update for … Continue reading

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Computer Processor Vulnerabilities (Meltdown and Spectre)

Posted on by mbordas

Security researchers have identified hardware vulnerabilities that affect most computer processor chips, including those made by Intel, AMD, and ARM. The vulnerabilities, known as Meltdown or Spectre, could allow specially scripted programs to access information stored in your computer’s memory, … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Security Breach |

Security Tips for the Holiday Season

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Cyber scammers don’t take breaks during the holidays, so remember to stay alert for phish, phony web sites, and other scams during the winter break. Check out this short video from the Sophos security news feed for some tips on what … Continue reading

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Apple Security Updates for December

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Apple has released a series of security updates to address vulnerabilities in multiple software products in including iOS, watchOS, and Mac OS High Sierra. See this December 6 post on the Department of Homeland Security’s website for additional information and … Continue reading

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The Latest in the Debate over Social Media Privacy

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Curious about where the personal information you post on Facebook is going? Check out this Sophos blog post for a quick take on continuing challenges to user privacy at Facebook. Continue reading

Posted in Privacy, Social Networking |

Resources for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

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There are many ways you can protect yourself online, and October—National Cybersecurity Awareness Month—is the perfect time to learn about them. Continue reading

Posted in Education, Mobile Devices, Recommended Reading |

Getting Help Dealing with Identity Theft

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The Federal Trade Commission provides valuable information about how to report and recover from identity theft. Continue reading

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Malware Warnings: Fruitfly and Broadpwn

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The malware program Fruitfly continues to affect Mac systems. Fruitfly, first discovered in early 2017, is particularly concerning because it gives hackers remote control over an infected computer, allowing them to access files, take webcam photos, and record screenshots and … Continue reading

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