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Security Implications of Home Automation

Home automation is gaining popularity and is an exciting concept.  There are many different devices and they are all mini computers which means they could be compromised.  Luckily there are some steps you can take to make them as safe as possible.  Check out Brandon's article this month to find out how!

Tech Update: Apple Releases Security Update for iOS

Shortly after IOS11 is released, we have our first update. Apple users of iOS devices such as iPhones and iPads, install the necessary updates on your devices if you have installed iOS11.

Tech Update: Apple Releases Security Updates

Apple users: you have updates. Pretty much everything Apple is affected including watches and AppleTVs. Update your systems accordingly.

Tech Update: WordPress Releases Security Update

Wordpress users, make sure your hosting providers are aware of this update. Flaws can allow attackers to take over your site. Full details linked below.

Tech Update: Urgent CCleaner Update

A legitimate version of CCleaner has been found to contain code that was effectively malware embedded in the installer of version 5.33 of the 32 bit version of ccleaner. This ccleaner was distributed between August 15 and September 12 2017. Version 5.34 is not affected.

Potential Phishing Scams Related to Equifax Data Breach

There are now suspected phishing attempts related to the Equifax breach taking place. Be advised and communicate this with your clients. Equifax will not contact you and ask to verify your information.

Information regarding the recent Equifax breach

Equifax suffered a breach of client data affecting roughly 143 million people’s information, possibly more. There is continuing news regarding the findings and I want to get some valuable and helpful information in your hands for when your clients ask.

Outlook 2007 Users: Time to Upgrade

Outlook 2007 users should be aware that this edition of Outlook and Office has come to end of life, meaning Microsoft will no longer provide support for these products. No support means no updates, and no updates means running software with holes in it. Luckily, there are many upgrade options.

Security Update: Hurricane-Related Scams

Like clockwork, the scammers appear in wake of a natural disaster. Here is some more information you and your clients can use to stay safe with information you receive and your charitable giving efforts.

Tech Security Update: Powerpoint Malware Distribution

There is an active malware campaign utilizing .PPSX type files, which is a powerpoint slide show extension. The most common file type is .PPT which is just a powerpoint presentation.

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