Category Archives: Self Help

Own IT, Secure IT, Protect IT: Cyber Security Awareness Month

Own IT, Secure IT, Protect IT: Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month – the perfect time to give your accounts and devices the protection they deserve, and learn about the current threats you face online. While there is no sure-fire way to completely defend your different accounts and devices, there are some general guidelines that everyone can use to fight… Continue Reading

Spear Phishing: Targeted email attacks tough to spot

You may get really good at spotting the signs of regular phishing attempts: generic greetings, misspellings and typos, phony links, and dire consequences if you don’t act now. But that doesn’t mean it’s time to let down your guard, because you still may be the target of “spear phishing.” Spear phishing attacks are targeted right… Continue Reading

Tips for donors to avoid scam calls, crowdfunding sites

Hurricane season officially kicks off June 1, which means hurricanes, tornados, fires, and other natural disasters will be in the news. While it’s heartbreaking to see people lose their homes and businesses, it’s more appalling when scammers exploit such tragedies to appeal to your sense of generosity. The FTC shared some tips for making sure… Continue Reading

‘Jailbroken’ streaming devices and apps are Trojan Horses for malware

‘Jailbroken’ streaming devices and apps are Trojan Horses for malware

The latest entertainment scams are just like Trojan Horses—you invite them into your home thinking they’re something awesome, but they actually mean you harm. Back in the old days (in 2017), you “just” had to worry about downloading pirated content you found on the internet because it could contain malware. Now, scammers are selling devices… Continue Reading

Personalized email scams on the rise

Personalized email scams on the rise

Gone are the days when we only needed to be wary of generic emails from unknown senders. As consumers and employees get cyber-savvy, criminals up their game by adding a personal touch to email and phone scams. Scammers are now doing more background research, getting to know more about email addresses, and working to establish… Continue Reading