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How Do You Handle the "What If's"?

Many of you sell insurance, so this is an easy concept for you. What if when you came into the office tomorrow, your PC wouldn’t turn on at all? How would you function? Brandon Hall covers some concepts to help you have answers to these questions at the ready.

Tech Update: Updates for Apple and Wordpress

We just found out that big-three consumer credit bureau Equifax says it has removed third-party code (Malware) from its credit report assistance Web site that prompted visitors to download malicious software disguised as an update for Adobe's Flash Player software.

Security Alert: Equifax Serving up Malware

We just found out that big-three consumer credit bureau Equifax says it has removed third-party code (Malware) from its credit report assistance Web site that prompted visitors to download malicious software disguised as an update for Adobe's Flash Player software.

We hate passwords, too. Here’s how we handle it.

The roboform program is a password management and creation utility that will store your passwords in an encrypted file called a passcard and actually synchronize all of them between your different computers and devices. You will never be without your passwords again.

Cybersecurity in the Workplace is Everyone's Business

October is cybersecurity awareness month! Here are some resources to share for general cybersecurity awareness and education. We would also like to remind you to install your Microsoft updates. If you want to wait a week to make sure they didn’t bust everything, it is okay to do so.

Tech Update: Apple Releases Security Update for iOS

Apple has released iOS 11.0.2 to address vulnerabilities in previous versions of iOS. Exploitation of some of these vulnerabilities could allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.

Tech Update: Firefox users, update your software.

Firefox users, update your software. You can do so by going to www.mozilla.org and clicking on the “your browser is outdated” section at the top.

Security Update: Malicious e-mails becoming more common

Malicious email messages from legitimate sources that have been compromised are getting more common. They are re-using links to either legitimate or legitimate looking websites to deliver their malice. The legitimate looking ones steal your credentials you enter into them and they try to use them against you almost instantly.

How to Choose the Right Anti-Virus Software

When FHC does an audit of an office, one of the things we look for is anti-virus software on the machines used in your office. Why? This is a minimum level defense for what is otherwise an incredibly unsafe world that is the internet. Browsing the internet can be compared to licking the floor of a hospital.

Technology Update: Apple and Mozilla Firefox Updates

Last Tuesday, both Apple and Mozilla were on the wire with updates to release. Users of macOS Server, macOS Sierra, and Safari should update their software. Firefox users should do the same.