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Equifax Phishing Scam

Equifax Phishing Scam

As if the breach wasn't bad enough, hackers have started a new phishing scam. Having sensed our hesitance to do anything online, they have taken to the phones.  They call trying to pass themselves off as an Equifax officer or one of their competitors, TransUnion or...

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Habits to Help your Online Security

Habits to Help your Online Security

In this world of technology it feels like we are always a step behind hackers.  Here are a few things that we can do to protect ourselves: 1:  Use a good anti-virus software While no software can keep everything out, it helps. 2:  Read what you are agreeing to before...

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Is Your Smart Phone Infected?

Is Your Smart Phone Infected?

Recent studies show that there over 6,000 apps that can be downloaded onto your phone are malicious!  The study first showed them in the Google Play store but Google Play removed them. Tips to know if your phone is infected: 1:  Is your data usage inconsistent with...

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Ransomware on iCloud!

Ransomware on iCloud!

Hackers have gotten iCloud credentials from a third-party and are logging into the accounts and locking Apple devices (this could be your computer or phone).  After this happens you get a phone number and have to pay a ransom to get access to your device. What should...

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Passwords Updated!

Passwords Updated!

Recently we blogged about making passwords more secure by using caps, numbers, and symbols.  The person who invented the ‘advanced’ password has said that while that information is valid, it’s not practical. So, the new strategy?  Use a pass phrase (which was covered...

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Steps To Take If You Were Affected By The Equifax Data Breach

Steps To Take If You Were Affected By The Equifax Data Breach

If you have gone to the website www.equifaxsecurity2017.com and discovered that you are one of the over 145 million Americans whose data may have been leaked there are a few things that you can do to minimize the effects this has on you. 1:  Freeze your credit card...

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Protect Yourself Against Hackers

Protect Yourself Against Hackers

Technology is advancing at a rapid rate and with it our dependence on it.  As technology advances, so do hackers.  With the recent breaches there are a few things that you can do to protect yourself. 1:  Don't store user names, passwords, or credit cards on websites...

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Worst Passwords (in order)

Worst Passwords (in order)

123456 password 12345 12345678 football qwerty baseball 1234567890 1234567 princess 1234 login welcome solo abc123 admin 121212 flower dragon sunshine Needless to say, the list goes on.  Note that none of these passwords have any capital letters, are only one word...

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Internet Of Things (IoT)

Internet Of Things (IoT)

What is the Internet of Things or IoT?  It is any device that can get onto the internet including computers, tablets, phones, gaming systems, TVs, home thermostats, even your cars!  With so many things accessing your internet it's important to protect yourself from...

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Threats to Your CyberSecurity

Threats to Your CyberSecurity

There are hackers and scams everywhere; it's hard to tell what and who you can trust.  These threats usually come in three forms: 1:  Ransomware Hackers get into your computer and encrypts all of your data and holds it for ransom. 2:  Phishing These are usually emails...

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