Office Depot Pays for False Malware Reports

Office Depot

Do you trust your computer’s security to anonymous department store employees? For many, the low price, high convenience, and ease of taking a home computer or laptop to a store like Office Depot or OfficeMax for maintenance or repair far outweighs any risk that would normally be associated with a stranger sifting through your files. […]

Chrome Zero-Day Threat Exploit Found

Google Chrome Browser

At Anderson Technologies, we take reports of zero-day threats very seriously. So when Google disclosed one in their popular Chrome browser, our IT experts moved swiftly to patch our managed IT services clients’ devices immediately. We also want to spread the word on how to mitigate this threat. The Exploit Dubbed CVE-2019-5786, this zero-day Chrome exploit can bypass […]

Collection #1 Security Breach

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Here at Anderson Technologies we like to keep our clients updated on the latest cyber security news. We’ve covered such breaches as KRACK and the Equifax hack in the past, and now we’re reporting on a breaking data breach called Collection #1, which affects nearly 2.7 billion emails and password combinations. What Exactly Is the […]

Countdown to Windows 7 End of Life on January 14, 2020

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While the world celebrated the New Year, Microsoft enjoyed their own major milestone as Windows 10 was finally declared more popular than Windows 7.  Previous iterations of the Windows operating system couldn’t sway many Windows 7 corporate holdouts (Windows 8 and Windows Vista, for example), but for several years Windows 10 has demonstrated the stability […]

Best IT Firm 2018

Anderson Technologies is Best in Business for 2018

In December, Small Business Monthly listed Anderson Technologies as one of St. Louis’s Best IT Firms of 2018. Small Business Monthly is a St. Louis magazine that highlights local businesses. We are proud of the recognition in the Best IT Firms category for the second year in a row, and we are grateful to be […]

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 […]