equifax+mgn1

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Sep2017
Why the Equifax data breach matters. Earlier this month, Equifax disclosed that someone breached their database and compromised 143 Million records. Equifax is one of three services mortgagors use when determining if you deserve a mortgage for your new home. The data they have on us is...immense. The breach already happened. ... Read More
September 18, 2017Mark Anthony Germanos
Cyber Security

10

Sep2017
Protect yourself by becoming high hanging fruit. High hanging fruit is tough to reach while low hanging fruit is easiest to reach. Suppose you went to an apple orchard and decided you wanted an apple. The owner said it was ok to pick one from a tree and eat it for ... Read More
September 10, 2017Mark Anthony Germanos
Cyber Security

09

Sep2017
When in doubt, check to see if a website is safe. You have to be careful when web surfing. People use fake websites to promote their agendas, spread malware and rip you off. You can check a website if you are unsure whether or not that website is safe. A story for ... Read More
September 9, 2017Mark Anthony Germanos
Cyber Security

07

Sep2017
When in doubt, check to see if a website is safe. You have to be careful these days. People use fake websites to promote their agendas, spread malware and rip you off. You can check a website if you are unsure whether or not that website is safe. A story for you. Jim ... Read More
September 7, 2017Mark Anthony Germanos
Username-password-phishing-attempt

20

Aug2017
When it comes to phishing attacks, training is the ultimate protection. Phishing attacks happen every day. Fake e-mail, aggressive pop-ups and phone calls threatening IRS action confront us all. You and your end users cannot avoid them. You can, however, train them to become suspicious and avoid falling for phishing ... Read More
August 20, 2017Mark Anthony Germanos
Data-Security-Large-Resolution1

28

Jul2017

Say NO to Ransomware

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Do not let ransomware authors win. Ransomware is all over the news. A few months back, the Wannacry ransomware knocked out England's hospitals' computer networks. Staff told patients if they did not have an ... Read More
SomethingYouKnowSomethingYouHave

25

Jul2017
You do not need 2FA (2-factor authentication). 2FA (2-factor authentication) helps improve your security and reduces your chance of becoming an identity theft victim. I have already written here why you should deploy 2FA. In this post, I shall play the Devil's Advocate. Don't do it. What happens if you don't ... Read More
SomethingYouKnowSomethingYouHave

23

Jul2017
2FA (2-factor authentication helps) protect your identity. You should deploy 2FA (2-factor authentication). This increases your security and reduces your chances of becoming an identity theft victim. Most services encourage 2FA and let you deploy it at no additional cost. I shall use Gmail in my example here. How it looks in ... Read More
SomethingYouKnowSomethingYouHave

18

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

17

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