In December 2017, Windows 7 finally let go of the top spot of Microsoft’s Operating System market share. Only 2 years later, in January 2020, Microsoft will end support of Windows 7, ending a 10 & 1/2 year run. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/windows/end-of-windows-7-support Why is Windows 7 support ending? It is the end of the Windows 7 life… Continue Reading Are you ready for the end of Windows 7?
What’s Happening Microsoft has confirmed that there is an issue on devices with Sophos Endpoint Protection installed and managed by either Sophos Central or Sophos Enterprise Console (SEC) that may cause the system to freeze or hang upon restart after installing this update. Most of the workstations that were affected by this where Running Windows… Continue Reading Microsoft Confirms Latest Patch is rendering PCs Running Sophos and Avast Useless
In 2018 we saw a 350% increase in ransomware attacks, a 250% increase in spoofing or business email compromise, and a 70% increase in spear-phishing attacks. (IndustryWeek) The reason? More and more hackers are compromising networks and systems, and demanding more and more money. The average cost of a breach for Small Businesses? $120,000. Enterprise?… Continue Reading Tips for Protecting Your Network 2019
Scammers have made well over $250,000 in Bitcoin by duping users into believing they’ve been caught watching porn via their webcam. Online scammers have been innovating of late. In the last month, one group of ne’er-do-wells has sent out spam emails telling recipients they’ve been caught watching porn through their webcam, and if they don’t pay, all… Continue Reading Lying Sextortion Scammers Sending Victims Their Own Hacked Passwords
spear phishing Spear phishing is an email-spoofing attack that targets a specific organization or individual, seeking unauthorized access to sensitive information. Spear-phishing attempts are not typically initiated by random hackers, but are more likely to be conducted by perpetrators out for financial gain, trade secrets or military information.As with emails used in regular phishing expeditions, spear phishing… Continue Reading What is spear-phishing?