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Protect your Company from the Imminent Threat called Eternal Blue

In 2017, the NSA made headlines after developing a hacking tool called Eternal Blue. The NSA did not notify Microsoft of the stockpiled vulnerabilities, so Microsoft didn’t know what holes to seal. The hacker group called Shadow Brokers acquired this powerful hacking tool developed by some of our nation’s best and brightest.

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A Quick Way to Automatically Help Users Identify Impersonation Email Messages

Fraudsters can pretend to be an executive at a company to request wire transfers or gift card purchases. To reduce the chance of a message duping someone at your company:

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You Do Not Need to Understand Computers to Make Ransomware

There is a new program that is designed to help even non-technical people to create ransomware. The tool is called Inpivx, and it is designed to provide easy point-and-click functionality.

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What to Do if Someone Hacks Your Email Account

How to protect yourself if, or even before, an unauthorized spammer uses one of your email accounts to send out spam:

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How to Stop the Annoying Phone Calls

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How to Best Protect Your Mobile Devices

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Tesla Will Give a Car to a Hacker if they can Break In

Hackers will compete for prizes from Tesla. In addition to the first winner who gets the car, Tesla also pays… $250,000 if they can hack the autopilot$100,000 if they can hack the modem or tuner$100,000 if they can hack the key fob or phone-as-a-key Microsoft, VMWare, and other companies are offering big prizes to someone […]

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773 Million Passwords Exposed – Were You Exposed?

Today Troy Hunt announced that a collection of 773 million usernames and passwords were released. This release of passwords, dubbed Collection #1, contains usernames and passwords

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Attackers are Targeting High Net Worth Individuals

An experienced high-level executive shared his concern about how attackers are investing more time targeting high net worth individuals.

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Happy Computer Security Day!

November 30th is Computer Security Day. Today is a great day to remind your team members to continue to be extra vigilant as they watch for spam email messages. 

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