Infected? A New Phishing Attempt for 2018

Don't pay the ransom!

Even managed service providers receive scam emails and phone calls. These serve as a reminder that education on phishing, scareware, and ransomware is an ongoing process, one that even IT experts need to stay sharp on. But let’s assume you aren’t an IT expert. How can you best determine the validity of these messages and […]

GDPR: How It Impacts You

Is your website GDPR compliant?

On May 25th, the European Union implemented their country-spanning General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Even if you’re not sure what it is or how it affects you, you’ve probably seen the results of this directive in action. New cookie consent notices pop up on home pages, and countless companies sent out emails with updated privacy […]

Don’t Have a Meltdown: Shedding Light on the Spectre/Meltdown Vulnerabilities

Cyber vulnerabilities Meltdown and Spectre

Researchers are beginning 2018 with a bombshell as they publicize information about Meltdown and Spectre, two hardware vulnerabilities that affect millions of machines around the world. This tech news story is breaking, but until it evolves and more comprehensive solutions become available, we’ll give you the information you need to understand how you could be […]

Equifax Hack Updates: What You Can Do NOW to Keep Your Credit Safe

St. Louis IT Company Data Security

It has been over six months since the massive hack of credit monitoring company Equifax, and over three since the attack was disclosed. We now know that 145 million Americans (and 15.2 million Europeans) have been affected. Due to the data stolen—names, social security numbers, addresses—the victims  of the Equifax hack must be wary of […]

KRACKed: The Fissure in Wireless Security

KRACK wireless security

Internet surfing on mobile devices has seemed relatively safe since the 2001 Wi-Fi security protocol update and the advent of wireless data encryption. The WPA2 encryption standard mostly shielded us from being hacked on our private networks. However, new research from Belgian cyber security expert Mathy Vanhoef exposes a threat that proves our false sense […]

Equifax Hack 101: What You Need to Know to Keep Your Credit Safe

Credit card safety after Equifax hack

Credit plays a ubiquitous role in our lives. What can we do when the systems we trust fail us? Corporate cyber security breaches are more common than many people realize. The recent headline-making Equifax data hack affects upwards of 143 million Americans, making it one of the largest risks to personal information to date. This […]

Malware Security Alert: KeyRaider Infects Jailbroken iPhones

Malware keyRaider iPhones

Although this latest hack might not apply to you, we want to advise you about the latest malware, nicknamed KeyRaider. News sources are reporting KeyRaider only targets “jailbroken” iPhones. Jailbreaking is a practice most common among tech-savvy users who wish to remove the restrictions and limitations imposed by their phones’ operating systems. “Unless you have […]

Android Stagefright Security Threat

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A serious Android security flaw has been uncovered which affects devices running Android version 2.2 or later. From the web: “A full 95 percent of all Android devices — that’s about 950 million smartphones, tablets and other mobile gadgets — are at risk from one of ‘the worst Android vulnerabilities discovered to date,’ according to […]