SomethingYouKnowSomethingYouHave

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Jul2017
2-factor authentication helps protect your identity.You should deploy 2-factor authentication. This increases your security and reduces your chances of becoming an identity theft victim. Most services encourage 2-factor authentication and let you deploy it at no additional cost.How it looks in real life.Daphne runs a dental office in Folsom, CA. ... Read More

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Jul2017
2-factor authentication increases your security.You should use 2-factor authentication starting now. This is a mechanism, which is usually free, that increases your network security. According to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Simple_2FA, 2-factor authentication is "...a way of adding additional security on ... Read More
Phishing

16

Jun2017
Ransomware could become a nonissue at a Folsom dental office.Daphne runs a dental office in Folsom. She gets scared every time she learns of ransomware, spyware and malware. "They're all challenging me and my ability to protect our client data. We're not the only dentist office in Folsom," she complains. ... Read More
Phishing

13

Jun2017
Ransomware could become a nonissue.We survived last month's WannaCry Ransomware attack. WannaCry struck folks who avoided the most recent Microsoft security updates. They also previously clicked a phishing link. WannaCry encrypted files and demanded $300US in BitCoin to make them readable. Proactive users avoided this nonsense.Avoiding WannaCry.... Read More
Phishing

18

May2017
Wannacry, the worst ransomware in history, is preventable.Last week, the Wannacry ransomware infected 200,000 computers. It started infecting Britain's hospitals. We soon learned it was international. A client asked me about it.How to get infected.Here's what I wrote:... Read More
How_Ransomware_Works

16

May2017
Ransomware strikes British hospitals.Friday's ransomware attack infected computer networks of at least 40 British National Health System hospitals. Administrators suspended non-emergency operations. They also are diverting ambulances.Mikko Hypponen, chief research officer at the ... Read More
Cyber Security

14

May2017
Malware Malware Everywhere.Malware attacks are on the rise. According to Wikipedia, "Malware, short for malicious software, is any software used to disrupt computer or mobile operations, gather sensitive information, gain access to private computer systems, or display ... Read More
Username-password-phishing-attempt

11

May2017
Yesterday's phishing atack.Yesterday, someone included me in a phishing attack. According to Wikipedia, “phishing is the attempt to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and, indirectly, money), often for malicious reasons, by disguising ... Read More
Username-password-phishing-attempt

09

May2017
Yesterday's phishing attempt.Yesterday morning, someone sent me a phishing attempt. According to Wikipedia, “phishing is the attempt to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and, indirectly, money), often for malicious reasons, by ... Read More
Data-Security-Large-Resolution1

07

May2017

What is BitLocker?

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BitLocker = ?I am glad you asked. BitLocker is Microsoft's hard drive encrypting tool. You enable it on the hard drives residing in your computer or on external drives you attach with a USB cable. This is included in Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows 10 Professional. There is no cost.I am ... Read More