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PDF Files: Handy for Businesses — and Hackers

19-Apr-2018 22:14:57 / by Chris Selby-Rickards posted in cybersecurity, data breach, helpdesk, IT, ransomware, anti virus, Backup, business, cyber, cyberattack, cybercrime, fraud, security, hacking, hackers, pdf

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PDF files are the No. 1 type of file used in cyberattacks. Find out why hackers like to use them and how to protect your business.

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Business Email Scams Are on the Rise

19-Apr-2018 14:37:09 / by Chris Selby-Rickards posted in cybersecurity, data breach, Email Solutions, servers, solutions, Data, phishing, ransomware, service, theft, anti virus, email, protection, security, small business, websites, scams

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Sophisticated email scams designed to con companies out of money and sensitive data are on the rise. Learn how to avoid falling victim to these scams.

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SamSam Is on the Loose and Headed for a Server Near You

19-Apr-2018 14:32:52 / by Chris Selby-Rickards posted in cybersecurity, Disaster Recovery, firewall, breach, data backup, helpdesk, IT, IT Support, phishing, ransomware, anti virus, business, cloud, cyber, cyber threats, cyberattack, cybercrime, IT Services, passwords, security, Server, small business, hacking, software, samsam

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In March 2018, the SamSam ransomware ravaged Atlanta’s computer systems, bringing many city services to a halt. This wasn’t the first time hackers used this ransomware to wreak havoc and it won’t be the last. Learn how SamSam differs from most other ransomware.

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How to Make Your WordPress Website Harder to Hack

19-Apr-2018 14:26:01 / by Chris Selby-Rickards posted in breach, Business operations, anti virus, business, https, security, small business, websites, hacking, wordpress, plugins, software, website, cms

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Websites built on the WordPress platform are at medium to high risk of being attacked. Find out what you can do to make your business’s WordPress website harder to hack.

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How to Protect Your Business from Credential Stuffing Attacks

19-Apr-2018 14:21:00 / by Chris Selby-Rickards posted in cybersecurity, data breach, Disaster Recovery, fileless attacks, firewall, solutions, breach, breaches, Business operations, Data, data backup, helpdesk, IT Support, phishing, policy, ransomware, service, support, theft, anti virus, Backup, business, cloud, computers, cyber, cyber threats, cyberattack, cybercrime, fraud, IT Services, london, MSP, passwords, protection, security, small business, technology

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Around 5 billion stolen credentials are available on the dark web, and cybercriminals like to use them in credential stuffing attacks. Learn how credential stuffing attacks work and what you can do to protect your company from them.

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8 Policies to Protect Your Business’s IT Assets

05-Apr-2018 12:38:19 / by Chris Selby-Rickards posted in data breach, Disaster Recovery, firewall, Business operations, IT, IT Support, support, anti virus, Backup, business, Communications, email, google, IT Services, london, managed, office 365, passwords, security, small business, technology

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IT policies are important to have because they can help ensure that your company’s IT resources are being used appropriately and productively. Here are eight IT policies often found in companies.

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What You Need to Know about Fileless Attacks

23-Feb-2018 14:04:26 / by Chris Selby-Rickards posted in windows 10, cloud computing, cybersecurity, fileless attacks, firewall, network, solutions, Business operations, cyber crime, Data, helpdesk, IT, News, phishing, ransomware, support, theft, anti virus, business, cloud, computers, cyber threat, cyberattack, email, office 365, passwords, protection, security, small business, websites, windows

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Fileless attacks are on the rise. However, many people are unfamiliar with them. Learn what they are and how to protect your business from them.

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Hackers Are Trying to Trick Android Users into Downloading Powerful Spyware

21-Feb-2018 16:32:54 / by Chris Selby-Rickards posted in windows 10, cloud computing, cybersecurity, firewall, Business operations, Data, IT, News, phishing, ransomware, anti virus, business, cloud, computers, cyber threats, cyberattack, cybercrime, email, fraud, passwords, protection, security, small business

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To get Android users to download the Skygofree spyware, cybercriminals have been spoofing wireless service providers’ websites. Discover what you can do to prevent your business’s Android devices from becoming infected.

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3 Ways Small Businesses Can Take Advantage of Artificial Intelligence

15-Feb-2018 17:33:59 / by Chris Selby-Rickards posted in windows 10, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, cybersecurity, firewall, solutions, Business operations, Data, News, anti virus, business, cloud, computers, cyberattack, email, passwords, protection, small business, technology

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Innovative offerings are making artificial intelligence (AI) accessible for even the smallest of businesses. Here are three types of AI-based solutions that small companies can use to help grow their businesses.

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4 Signs It Might Be Time for a Tech Update

12-Feb-2018 16:14:03 / by Chris Selby-Rickards posted in windows 10, cybersecurity, firewall, network, solutions, Business operations, IT, News, phishing, ransomware, support, theft, anti virus, business, cloud, computers, cyberattack, email, gdpr, managed, passwords, protection, security, small business, training, windows

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Using older tech devices saves money, but there is a point at which it can hurt business operations. Here are four signs that it might be time to update or replace some tech devices.

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