LinkedIn recently changed something in their website infrastructure that has “broken” the LinkedIn share button from the main blog page. We have removed the LinkedIn share button from the main blog page because of this issue. You are still able to share our blog posts to LinkedIn using the following method. Click on the blog post title you wish to share; this takes you into the details for the post. You will notice a LinkedIn share button is at the bottom of the post. Click on it to share the blog post as you have done in the past from the main page. Hopefully, LinkedIn will fix this quirk in the near future, however this method works well until that day comes.
Spring arrives on March 20th. Many of us will be doing some sort of spring cleaning around our homes. Have you ever performed spring cleaning on your electronic devices? If not, now would be a great time to develop a new habit that will make you more secure. The latest issue of the Sans Ouch! Newsletter talks about seven ways to perform a digital spring cleaning. The seven steps it discusses are: accounts, programs, finances, disposing of devices, backups, and social media. If you have any questions after reading the article, please reach out to us. We are here to help!
Sans has released their 2021 security holiday jingle, Guard Your Card. It’s very entertaining, while providing useful information that can help keep you from being a victim of the cyber criminals out there. Enjoy!
Crooks often use social engineering to gain personal information from you that then allows them to steal your assets in various ways. The recent Sans Ouch! newsletter goes into detail about what social engineering is, and how not to be a victim. I highly recommend you take time to read this.
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We are getting several calls from clients thinking there is something wrong with their computer or electronic device because they are having issues with their online banking. It’s probably not your equipment. Online banking is experiencing a very high demand now, which is making banking sites hard to access, or they are very slow in responding to user requests. Try accessing your banking website at another time, or just be patient.
Google has released a critical security update for the Google Chrome browser. This only affects the desktop version; mobile apps are not affected. If you are on version 80; you are up to date. Not sure how to check? Watch this video from Britec09 to learn how.
I always try to stress the importance of having a backup plan. It’s not a matter of if, but when disaster will happen. Having a backup plan can protect what is most important to you. Some of the hardest conversations I have with a client is explaining there is either no way to recover their data, or it could be recovered if he/she wants to spend hundreds of dollars. Backups can be as simple as just backing up data files like documents, pictures, etc. Imaging backups provide a complete operating system backup. The latest Sans Ouch! Newsletter explains the process of backing up in detail. I highly recommend clicking on this link to read the article. If you don’t have a backup system in place, I highly recommend giving us a call to determine and implement a backup solution ASAP.
Crooks are always looking for ways to steal your hard earned money. Through education, social media, and news outlets the public knows many of the ploys they have been using. Unfortunately, the bad guys are now buying information about you obtained through public records, or security breaches to convince you that you need to send them money. I highly recommend that you read this month’s San Ouch! Newsletter to understand the new threats, and how to best protect yourself against them.