IF YOU RECEIVE AN IMAGE FILE SENT BY SOMEONE, EVEN YOUR FRIEND, ON YOUR FACEBOOK MESSENGER, LINKEDIN OR ANY OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM, DO NOT CLICK ON IT. According to thehackernews.com, a new campaign attack has begun. This one is targeting all sorts of social media! Facebook Messenger and LinkedIn have reportedly been hijacked to spread the Locky Ransomware. Booby-trapping JPG images spread the ransomware. In some cases, you don’t even have to download the picture file; the malicious program forcibly downloads to your computer. Once the malware is in your system, …
For those of you in the non-profit world, you know that ever dollar matters. It means you run lean for marketing and staff and even leaner for technology. Everyone pitches in and helps out where their skill set allows. This usually leaves most organizations without proper IT items: no dedicated IT staff, no fancy new computers and no time to keep current systems going.
Information. In today’s world, everything you do seems to depend upon technology. People see more than 34 billion bits of information per day and are connected to some type of technology device up to 12 hours a day! This can cause people to feel overwhelmed and actually decrease productivity.
Scammers really don’t care who they are trying to talk into giving out information (or money), they just want their lie to work.
You might have seen a new folder pop up in your Office 365 for Business Outlook account recently, the Clutter folder. Microsoft created this folder to help your daily workflow. It helps by moving lower priority messages from your Inbox to the Clutter folder automatically. Clutter determines if a message is “low priority” by analyzing your email habits and past behavior on messages you’ll most likely ignore.
It is important to change passwords monthly or even more frequently to make it more difficult for hackers to get access to your accounts. Also having a unique username and password makes it harder for hackers to gain access. It is recommended to use a combination of numbers, characters, and symbols. For example, P@s$word123!
Your server is one of the largest investments your business makes and is necessary to daily operations. Because of this, it is in the best interest of your business to keep it safe and optimally working; the first place to start is setting up your server’s home.
As you begin to mentally prepare yourself for the commitment you are about to make to your New Years’ resolutions, consider penciling in a few resolutions for your technology while you’re at it!
Do you have “password” or “123456” as your password? According to CBS news these are two of the most common passwords. Here are some tips on creating strong passwords to prevent security breaches.