Network Security

SamSam Is on the Loose and Headed for a Server Near You

In March 2018, the SamSam ransomware ravaged Atlanta’s computer systems, bringing many city services to a halt. This wasn’t the first time hackers used this ransomware to wreak havoc and it won’t be the last. Learn how SamSam differs from most other ransomware.

Many city workers and citizens in Atlanta, Georgia, won’t soon forget March 22, 2018. On that day ransomware shut down many of the city’s online services and even some government offices. The culprit was a ransomware variant known as SamSam.

This was not the first time SamSam struck in 2018. In February, it forced the Colorado Department of Transportation to shut down 2,000 computers. A month earlier, SamSam stopped city services in Farmington, New Mexico as well as halted healthcare systems at Adams Memorial Hospital and Hancock Health in Indiana.

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Google Chrome Laptop User

New Tech Support Scam Is Popping Up on Chrome and Firefox Browsers

Digital con artists have devised a new way to scare people into falling for a tech support scam. Learn how this scam works and what to do if you encounter it.

A new tech support scam has surfaced. Digital con artists are freezing web browsers in hope that users will panic and call a bogus support line for assistance. The scam has been seen on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Brave web browsers running on Windows devices.

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Outdated Technology

4 Signs It Might Be Time for a Tech Update

Using older tech devices saves money, but there is a point at which it can hurt business operations. Here are four signs that it might be time to update or replace some tech devices.

Small and midsized businesses usually have limited tech budgets, so it’s common for them to continue using their devices as long as possible. However, there is a point at which outdated tech devices become a burden and hurt business operations.

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Why You Should Take the Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities Seriously

Most of the computing devices in use today have two security vulnerabilities in their chips. Learn how this situation evolved, why you should be concerned, and what you can do to protect your business’s devices.

“I need it now” is a common mindset, especially when it comes to computing devices. People want apps to respond immediately, web pages to load quickly, and messages to be delivered instantly.

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Digital Security

4 Security and Privacy Dangers Businesses Might Encounter in 2018

Data breaches and ransomware are not the only dangers your business might face in 2018. Here are four predictions you should be aware of when developing your security and data privacy strategies.

Data breaches and ransomware took center stage in 2017. Not surprisingly, they will continue to cause concern for companies worldwide in 2018. However, these types of attacks are not the only ones you need to consider when developing your security and data privacy strategies. Experts are making some alarming predictions on what companies might have to face in 2018. Here are four predictions you should be aware of:

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