Enhanced sign-in security for Venmo

With the threat of sophisticated intrusion on the rise, there has never been a more important time to be vigilant about IT security. Whether it’s selecting a difficult-to-guess password and then changing it frequently, or remembering to properly log out of social networking sites when using a shared computer, there are plenty of simple steps…

Easy tips for better internet security

With over 3 billion internet users around the globe totaling roughly 40 percent of the population, the internet is rife with opportunities for hackers to steal your information. And with technology constantly evolving and the internet growing, it’s not likely to get safer anytime soon. It therefore pays to take extra precautions when surfing the…

3 IT security take-aways from the Sony hack

Any business can become the victim of security breaches on a mass scale, as shown by the debacle which recently eclipsed Sony and forced it to temporarily cancel the release of blockbuster movie The Interview. Beneath the dramatic headlines are lessons for small business owners everywhere in how simple errors in IT security management can…

Looking at a new spear phishing attack

Take some time and research how companies are hacked and you will quickly come to realize that there are a wide variety of methods at a hacker’s disposal. One of the increasingly common, and effective, strategies being employed is spear phishing. In early December 2014, a new spear phishing attack was uncovered, one that has…

New security threat: CryptoWall

In October of last year news broke about a new form of malware called CryptoLocker. This malware posed a particularly large threat to many business users and led to many quick and important security updates. Now, almost a year later, it appears that the second version of this – CryptoWall – has been released and…