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Tips and Tricks: An Unconventional way to Protect Yourself from SolarWinds and Future Hacks

Will running one rarely used program stop future attacks? It will in the SolarWinds attack and perhaps stop future compromises too.

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Beware: Attackers Buy Top Search Engine Results to Trick You

What seems to be the best way to find a company’s website? Use a search engine, of course. The danger is that scammers can pay for top spots on search engine results to trick you into accessing a malicious site.

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Attackers Can Take Control of Your Network in Three Seconds, and How to Stop Them

An attacker can plug into any network port in your building and, within 3 seconds, take control of your entire network.

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Power Down to Boost Security

One simple thing you can do to protect yourself is to power off your computer when you are not using it. If you don’t want to power it down, at least disconnect from your network.

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Zoom Security – Set Up Two-Step Login

Protect your Zoom account. If someone discovers your username and password for Zoom, two-step login should block them from logging in as you.

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Make your Zoom Secure

Tomorrow (Friday) morning, expect a completed guide that is quick for you to implement to lock down your Zoom security. Get started now on a few settings:

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Warn Your Workers about Attacker Decoy Tactics

Alert your workers to be on guard looking for fake, decoy websites about coronavirus,

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Recommendations for Cybersecurity for Remote Workers During Coronavirus

The rapidly changing situation of potential school closures, self-quarantines, and public reaction to the coronavirus guarantees that at some point you will have employees who need to work from home.

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Good News for Windows 7 Users

Microsoft stops supporting Windows 7 on January 14, 2020. If you are not going to upgrade, there are options.

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A Huge Data Leak Exposed Your Personal Information

The most massive data leak that’s ever happened includes neatly bundled information for more than 1 billion people. Keep in mind that the estimated population of the United States is only 330 million. If you use email, you are probably exposed.

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