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What does Google know about you?

By Jordan Sanders | October 15, 2018
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Our daily lives are increasingly lived online.  Whether we read the latest news, shop for new items, or simply stream videos or music, many of the activities we enjoy on a frequent basis are either exclusively online or have large online components.  Almost all of those things are trackable. According to Alexa.com, Google.com is the…

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Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month

By Jeff Fowler | September 27, 2018
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Since 2004, every October has been observed as National Cyber Security Awareness Month by the US Department of Homeland Security. National Cyber Security Awareness Month is a collaborative effort between industry and governing bodies that has grown tremendously with more support from the White House. To help spread the word and contribute to the message,…

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Blackmail E-mail Scam

The Blackmail E-mail Scam: The latest extortion scam to hit users

By Jeff Fowler | August 3, 2018
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There have been multiple reports of users around the country receiving emails with their own passwords and an email trying to blackmail them for BitCoin using convincing social engineering. The attackers begin by sending their potential victims an email, claiming they have access to their computers and have been spying on them. To make it…

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grammarly patch

Security Alert: Grammarly patches browser extension that was previously exposing user’s documents.

By Jeff Fowler | February 9, 2018
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Update: This has been fixed by Grammarly as February 2018. It only affected Chrome version 14.826.1446. According to the Chromium.org report, around 22 million users are affected: “The Grammarly chrome extension (approx ~22M users) exposes it’s auth tokens to all websites, therefore any website can login to grammarly.com as you and access all your documents…

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WIFI AFFECTED BY THE WPA2 KRACK

ALERT: Is My WIFI affected by the WPA2 KRACK?

By SandStorm IT | October 17, 2017
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If you’ve seen the news over the past 24 hours, you’ve probably heard about the WPA2 KRACK.  You may be asking, what does all of this mean?  Is it really as bad as some people are portraying it to be?  Does this affect me?  The simple answer is yes, it is pretty bad and if…

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Cybersecurity Awareness

October is National CyberSecurity Awareness Month

By Jeff Fowler | October 12, 2017
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The US Department of Homeland Security has observed National Cyber Security Awareness Month every October since 2004. NCSAM is connected with the Stop. Think. Connect campaign. The focus is part of a global effort to provide both businesses and individuals the information, resources and tools they need to stay safe on the internet and building…

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RansomWare

RansomWare and What You Should Do Now!

By SandStorm IT | May 15, 2017
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Several of SandStorm IT’s customers have asked what can be done about the current rash of ransomware virus infections, and, specifically the WannaCrypt, or commonly called the Wanna Cry virus.   What is “Wanna Cry”? BREAK WannaCrypt or “Wanna Cry” is a ransomware virus designed to make your data inaccessible and to then extort money, funds,…

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