Is Public Wi-Fi Safe?
We have come to expect Public Wi-Fi to be available almost everywhere, often connecting blindly to any unsecured network claiming "Free Public Wi-Fi".
But is it safe to do so? SciShow has produced a short video explaining some of the risks and things you should be aware of.
2017 Operating Hours Adjustment
As per our email to our customers on November 21, 2016, our operating hours for 2017 will be adjusted slightly in alignment with our vision for proactive, intentional, I.T. excellence.
We've encluded the entirety of the bulletin within (click Read More). If you would like to be included in future email bulletins of this nature, please let us know.
What's in a password?
It seems data breaches are continually in the news. How can you protect yourself? Often, when attackers breach one website, they are able to move laterally to other, more secure sites because users re-use their password.
Common advice is to use a strong, unique password for every service you use. Is this possible, what constitutes a strong password?
CEO Email Scams
A key component of security in the digital age is awareness. Often, it is not the technology that presents the biggest vulnerabilities to scammers and criminals, it is users. This is the principle that the classes of attacks known as "phishing" and "social engineering" are based on.
A keystone of "social engineering" attacks is the exploitation of trust. The attacker will pose as someone in a position of authority, or posessing some knowledge that grants them credibility. They will then use this false credibility to gain access and information from others who are deceived by their trick.
The "CEO Email Scam" is an example of this.