Posted on Aug 28, 2012
If you receive an email from eFax and think that there is something strange with its content, you are probably right. I recently received a Fax Message and at first glance, everything seemed legitimate. However my curiosity got the better of me and after further review,
I noticed that there were problems with the email. I do own an eFax account but the number shown below along with the highlighted link looked a bit odd to me. I read a lot about IT security matters and I write blogs about a variety of IT support and network security topics. I can say that without reservation, it’s common to see fake phishing emails like these from reputable establishments like Bank of America, UPS, and even eFax.
Posted on Aug 22, 2012
The chess game between Google Apps and Microsoft Office 365 continues with the latest move going to Google. Earlier today, they announced a decision to pull the plug on Postini, their popular email archiving and spam filtering service.
Posted on Aug 20, 2012
Apple is getting exposed with a jailbreaker claiming an SMS vulnerability. Apple’s iOS reads key SMS data which allows scammers to break in and access sensitive information from iPhone users. This breach allows the hacker to change the reply to a number in an SMS text, so the user could be easily duped into thinking they are receiving a text from a trusted source, when it is actually someone on the other end trying to gain your sensitive information.
Posted on Aug 17, 2012
Some things in life are so common and mundane that they barely, if ever, receive notice. For years, my keyboard was one of those things.
I sit at a desk for hours at a time, working with objects that range from mundane to functional and it is uncommon, even rare, to find exceptional equipment that not only makes work easier, but enjoyable. I swapped out my boring, ordinary keyboard for a mechanical one and it changed my attitude toward a large aspect of my work. Typing has turned from a chore into something I actually enjoy.
Posted on Aug 16, 2012
Webroot has recently been successful with its tool for PC’s, smartphones and tablets. Secure Anywhere Complete 2012- 3 is a faster and less-intrusive software that doesn’t take-up large amounts of space and allows your devices to run smooth and quickly.
Posted on Aug 15, 2012
Malware and viruses are no longer a conversation of the past; in fact, it has become a national security issue for the U.S. government in fighting daily cyber-attacks. This issue is not just a local IT department issue — it affects the entire world — and hackers are showing us just how vulnerable security is for enterprises and small businesses alike. Think of it this way, it is not a simple Norton Anti-virus solution we spend a little extra on when you buy a PC.
Posted on Aug 14, 2012
The recent breach for Dropbox has put enormous scrutiny on them when it comes to cloud storage capabilities, especially, since they are supposed to be able to support enterprise companies. It was a big blow for IT departments scrambling to work with their users to make sure no private data was breached, unless your IT department had created a security policy stating that private data is not be stored in just any cloud solution without their stamp of approval. I’m sure no one suspected that Dropbox would have such a lack of security but we were proven wrong. It is time for IT service providers to possibly look elsewhere for their cloud storage solution.
Posted on Aug 13, 2012
Malware is a force to be reckoned with. Over 30% of computers are now infected with Malware in the United States alone. IT departments are combating daily potential attacks that infect many users’ computers. Malware can take many forms, and attackers are creating new ways of spreading this to users. Scareware is a new form of malware that tricks users into thinking they are being watched and videotaped by law enforcements through their web cams.
Posted on Aug 10, 2012
Apple has turned a page and the war is on! Two giants will be at each other’s throat and the opponent is Google. Apple will no longer include the YouTube App in its new mobile OS, iOS6, to be available on iPhones and iPads. The irony here is that back in 2007, Steve Jobs, announced that Google’s YouTube will be available on the initial launch of the iPhone.
Relationships in business do sour easily…
Posted on Aug 09, 2012
Apple and Amazon — what can we say about their security issues? What we do know is that there is obviously a major flaw with both of their security policies. This is almost embarrassing, if not, absolutely negligent, to say the least. One would think that Apple, one of the leading technology companies in the world, would have better security policies in place.