Tax Season: Email Scams on the Rise

As tax season approaches, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and other tax and security authorities are warning about the rise of email scams. Scammers are known to target tax-pros with emails claiming to be potential clients or the IRS in order to get sensitive information. Cybercriminals are relying on phishing tactics they’ve used in the…

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Typosquatting: Scam to Profit from Mistyped Domain Names

Earlier this week, Sophos security expert James Lyne appeared on NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt to discuss the dangers of typosquatting. Computer security reporter Tom Costello interviewed James on why this perennial hacker trick has continued to prevail, while James explains and demonstrates how it works. Naked Security investigates the scale and risk of…

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Net Neutrality: Repealed

The Federal Communications Commission took to a vote earlier this month to repeal the net neutrality rules they originally put in place in 2015. While the repeal is good news for large telecommunications and internet companies, it will likely mean higher prices and less choices for consumers. Net neutrality is the principle that all traffic…

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Rackspace: New Acquisition Announcement

Earlier this month, Rackspace shared some exciting news – they have completed their acquisition of Datapipe. Rackspace will now be able to better meet the growing demand customers have to consume IT as a service across multiple cloud platforms, and in a way that is flexible, secure and cost-efficient. Datapipe will bring some new capabilities…

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Square: Cashing in on Bitcoin

Square, an app you might know from your favorite coffee shop, is known for sending and receiving money. Now, the Square Cash app is exploring cryptocurrency and the buying and selling of bitcoin. The app is in a beta trial phase and only available to a small number of users. The basic interface lets users…

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macOS High Sierra: Password Hack Uncovered

Apple recently rolled out their latest operating system, a new version of macOS named High Sierra 10.13. Hours after the OS was released, an ex-NSA hacker, Patrick Wardle, publicly disclosed details about a critical vulnerability affecting the High Sierra and many early versions of macOS. Wardle, now head of research at security firm Synack found…

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Mac Malware Discovered in the Wild

Another day, another malware attack. A security researcher discovered Mac malware that allows the attacker to activate the webcam to take photos and screenshots, and capture keystrokes. The malware was discovered in January and is a variant on Fruitfly. Fruitfly used antiquated code predating OS X, originally used in attacks against biomedical research institutions. Though…

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Passportal

Managing passwords for your network, business relationships, and websites in a secure manner is a challenge for all of us. With the cloud based solution available through Passportal you can now reliably store and manage all the passwords for your organization securely and the information is encrypted for safety. This solution will allow you to…

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NYS DMV: Traffic Ticket Phishing Scam

There has not been a shortage of phishing attacks recently, against companies from different industries around the world. The latest scam of the week targets New York drivers; drivers are receiving emails stating they must pay a fine or have their drivers license revoked. The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles has warned motorists…

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DocuSign: Recent Phishing Attacks

Some signs of a phishing scam, like a strange email address or an obvious misspelling, can be easy to spot and avoid. But these attacks are becoming more sophisticated as they become more widespread. DocuSign is the latest company to have been attacked, and once they realized, began spreading the word to their customers via…

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