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April 6, 2021

Egregor Ransomware Seeks to Extort Businesses

Ransomware mutates as quickly as it seems the coronavirus is developing new strains. The Federal Bureau of Investigations first observed […]
August 17, 2017

Social Media Threats: Facebook Malware, Twitter Phishing, and More


Social networks like Facebook and Twitter have become preferred channels for hackers. They are being used to attack small businesses, individuals, and even the Department of Defense.

Know the types of attacks to watch for in social media. See how quickly the threat is growing, and why hackers are learning to love Facebook more than email.

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May 17, 2017

WannaCry Ransomware? The Answer is “Yes”

WannaCry Ransomware

A new and dangerous strain of ransomware known as WannaCry exploded onto the web last week, seizing an estimated 300,000 computer systems in just a few days.

Read on to find out how you can protect yourself and your clients from this infectious malware.

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November 21, 2016

New Types of Malware May Be Hiding in Your Network

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Malware is no strange foe to network security. But a few new tactics are raising eyebrows, such as “blastware” that destroys the systems that flag it as a threat.

See examples of new types of malware threats and what you can do about them. You’ll get a list of tips to help keep your clients safe.

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June 1, 2016

The Ransomware Plague in Hospitals and Healthcare


A ransomware plague has struck hospitals and other healthcare organizations across the U.S. Victims are paying ransoms of nearly $20,000 to unlock millions of files.

How does this happen? Why is healthcare a target? What can you do to protect yourself? Read on to find out.

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August 14, 2015

Malvertising is growing fast – here’s how to avoid it


Criminals are placing ads on some of the most popular sites on the web. The scariest part: the ads can infect users with malware without even clicking.

Learn more about the rapidly growing threat called “malvertising.” Find out how attackers are combining zero-day exploits, malware, and online ads for a powerful attack strategy, and see how you can avoid it.

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April 29, 2015

Free Firewall Promotion Launched by Calyptix and ASCII Group

Includes a free AccessEnforcer UTM firewall device and a free month of unlimited service for ASCII members Charlotte, NC – […]
October 17, 2014

Shellshock: New bug doesn’t shock IT service providers


The Bash vulnerability known as Shellshock is not hitting SMB IT providers as hard as other companies, but it does raise questions about their vendors.

Are your technology vendors making the right choices for your security? How have they responded to this new threat? We explore these topics and more inside.

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September 17, 2014

POS Malware: How to block attacks and boost security

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POS malware is breaking through defenses at retailers across the nation -- but why are POS systems so vulnerable? And how can you stop this threat?

See 5 reasons why POS malware is winning the battle and 18 ways you can boost POS security to block it.

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August 18, 2014

Wireless Router Security: 15 new flaws discovered

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Basic wireless router security is terrible and it may be getting worse. We review the results of a hacker contest that found 15 zero-day vulnerabilities in popular SOHO routers.

See which router models are affected, and find out why most of these vulnerabilities have risen from the grave.

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