How Hackers Can Infiltrate Your Network through Your Printers

Many businesses connect their printers to a network so that multiple employees can use them to print documents. If all-in-one printers are networked, employees can also use these devices to copy files, scan documents, and send faxes. Thus, using network printers makes good business sense since companies are able to purchase or lease fewer machines. However, network printers can be …

5 Myths about Ransomware Debunked

In May 2017, the WannaCry ransomware infected more than 230,000 computers in over 150 countries, making it the largest cyberextortion scheme to date, according to CNET. WannaCry has one redeeming value, though. It is serving as a wake-up call to business leaders who have not been taking this type of threat seriously. Their lack of concern is often due to …

What You Need to Know about the Equifax Data Breach

In September 2017, Equifax announced that hackers stole the personal data of 143 million U.S. consumers, making it the biggest data breach in 2017 and the fifth largest breach on record. Here is what you need to know about this massive breach. What Was Stolen During May through July 2017, hackers accessed Equifax’s computer systems by exploiting a vulnerability in …

Your Guide to Having “The Talk” with Your Team about Passwords

Protecting business accounts with strong passwords is an important part of any company’s security strategy. However, if you simply tell your team to avoid using weak passwords like "123456" or "qwerty" because weak credentials can lead to data breaches, they will probably say "Okay" and then forget what you told them the next time they create a new password.One way …

What You Need to Know about Adobe Ending Support for Flash

For two decades, Adobe Flash has worked behind the scenes, letting people watch animations, view and listen to streaming content, and play interactive games through their web browsers. The Flash platform delivers the content, while the Flash Player (a web browser plugin) enables users to access it. However, the end is near for Flash. Adobe announced that it will no …

This Tech Support Scam Can Trick You into Calling a Fake Hotline

Your phone rings. As soon as you say "Hello", the caller identifies himself as a tech support staff member from a well-known tech company. He tells you that he has detected a serious problem on your computer, which you need to fix immediately.Sound familiar? Most likely it does, as tech support scams have been around for many years. However, some …

How to Reduce Your Costs If Your Data Is Breached

Data breaches are occurring at record pace in 2017 in the United States and other parts of the world. Taking preventive measures, such as locking down your network, using security software, and creating strong passwords, can make it much harder for cybercriminals to infiltrate your business. However, despite your best efforts to prevent a data breach, your company might still …

Don’t Do This When Cleaning Your Device’s Touchscreen

The touchscreens on smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices are made to be touched, so getting fingerprints, smudges, and other types of dirt on them is inevitable. It is important to not let this dirt build up over time. It can interfere with a screen’s touch sensitivity as well as make it harder for you to see what is being …

4 Enhancements in the Windows 10 Creators Update That Can Improve Your Productivity

The Creators Update is ready for businesses to deploy. It is the first major upgrade to Windows 10 since the Anniversary Update in 2016. The Creators Update has many noteworthy improvements that you might find useful.Here are four enhancements that can save you time at work: 1. Restart Options Provide More Control Over When Windows Updates Are Installed A common …