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GoToMyPC Forcing Reset of Passwords

GoToMyPC announced that they suffered a recent attack. Once again, this affected users who had used the same password at other sites too. Congratulations to you readers who have implemented two-step logon. The site twofactorauth dot org provides a list of services that provide a two-step login feature. If you know someone who uses GoToMyPC, […]

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Sleep Deprivation Makes Attackers’ Dreams Come True

Your team’s healthy sleep stops hackers. Often, an attacker’s primary goal is to trick your workers. Trick them into clicking a link, opening an attachment, or following instructions that supposedly come from their boss. So, one of the best ways to protect your company is

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Urgent Alert – TeamViewer Security Weakness

Many users of TeamViewer are reporting that attackers are compromising their systems. Even users that use two-step logon, aka multifactor authentication, report that they have experienced breaches. So it does not appear to be a case of users re-using passwords. For now, until more is known, the most effective defense is to uninstall TeamViewer from […]

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