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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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One Nine-Year-Old Checking her Email can Breach Your Entire Organization, and How to Protect Yourself

Workers who use their personal home computers for business put you at significant risk.

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A Hacker Profile – Who Are They?

I experienced a presentation by the US Secret Service last week, and they provided the common background they’ve identified in attackers:

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Your Work From Home Users are Like a Box of Chocolates

Because of so many work from home users, the Internet is like a box of chocolates for attackers.

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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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Two Tips to Make Your Online Meetings Better

Everyone is concerned about video conferencing security, and they should be. But when the hardware and software are not working right, safety seems like a distraction.

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Zoom Security Settings – The Concise Details

Zoom has many security settings. This is a detailed but concise guide to the settings and how they work.

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Zoom Security – Follow Along to Set Security Settings

Update: The information in this video is applicable and useful now. As of April 27, Zoom v5.0 is making security improvements and moving settings. Once Zoom’s settings are stable, we’ll update this video. The video applies to the paid version of Zoom. Login to the Zoom website to set your security settings. This video is […]

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Plan Now for Slow Internet and Dropped Phone Calls

Prepare now for slow Internet speeds and dropped mobile phone calls. Some customers report that their remote workers experience slow Internet speeds. The sheer number of people working from home, and others watching videos at home, is causing the Internet to experience slowdowns similar to traffic during rush hour.

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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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