July 2019


Cyber Security Bulletin

Welcome to our first Cyber Security Bulletin!

Cyber attacks and unauthorized intrusions are ever evolving and escalating at lightning speed. Statistics on data breaches, identity theft, phishing scams, ransomware, etc. are staggering, and increasing in severity as well.

We now feel it is more important than ever to keep our clients and friends up with the latest online threats and vulnerabilities. As a value add, we will be sending you these bulletins on a routine basis. You may unsubscribe at any time.

Threats & Breaches


Zoom Pushes Emergency Patch for Webcam Hijack Flaw

After media scrutiny, the collaboration service has decided to address the zero- day after initially dis m is s ing its s everity. After facing public outcry over its handling of a zero-day vulnerability in its collaboration client for Mac, the Zoom...

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Get Ready For A Ransomware Tsunami

Officials in two Florida cities who paid off ransomware attackers spent a lot less than other cities, like Atlanta and Baltimore, that refused to pay and are spending millions. But the short-term gain may lead to long-term pain, since it will...

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Scammers increasingly turning to P2P payment apps

Peer-to-peer (P2P) payment platforms like Apple Pay, Zelle, Venmo, and Cash App, offer a fast and convenient way to settle restaurant bills with your friends and send money to your family. Unfortunately, they are also becoming a popular payment...

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Who's pretending to be the government now?

You've gotten the calls: from Social Security. Or the IRS. Or Medicare. Or any number of other agencies. Except: as soon as the caller threatens you or demands that you pay them with a gift card or by wiring money, you know. It's a scam.

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More News & Tips


How Secure Is My Password?

How long it would take a computer to crack your password?

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If you use public Wi-Fi, understand the security risks...

First, you may ask what is public Wi-Fi? It is free Internet access and available in popular places you probably frequent often, such as malls, coffee shops, hotels, restaurants, etc. While it may seem harmless to log on to their free Wi- Fi to...

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Are you worried about identity theft? Consider a credit...

You can never be too careful when it comes to safeguarding your personal information. Identity theft is one of the top three fraud categories according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). There were 1.4 million fraud reports and $1.48 billion...

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