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IMPORTANT UPDATE: WARNING NEW VIRUS CRYPTOWALL

Virus Warning: CryptoWall
 
To our valued clients and colleagues:

We are seeing a nasty mutation of the CryptoLocker virus called CryptoWall.
 
This virus is a form of a Trojan horse and is considered “ransomware."  This means that the hacker will install malware onto your computer and will want to exact some type of payment from you in order to set your data free.  In this virus, your Word, Excel, PDF, Photo and other files can become encrypted or corrupt and despite the removal of the virus itself, the files may be virtually impossible to decode. In addition, anti-virus software does not typically "see" this as a threat since the virus behaves much like a user would.

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October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Our Nation’s economy relies on the success of small and medium-sized businesses. These types of businesses offer a wide range of services and in addition, they store significant amounts of sensitive data, ranging from their database and financial spreadsheets to intellectual property.  To protect this information, it is important to have a strategic approach to cyber security

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5 Easy Things You Should Do to Protect Your Business Systems Now

Let’s face it: no one likes to think about bad things happening to them, much less plan for them. But since September is National Disaster Preparedness Month, we want to give you a quick “brush-up” on some simple things you can (and should!) be doing to protect your business systems.

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Explorer Security Bug

The best thing to do in order to protect yourself against the Internet Explorer security bug is not to use the web browser at all. Even though it might take some time to get weaned from Internet Explorer to a different web browser like Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Opera, in the end – it will be worth the effort and time.

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Tech Support Scams are a Dime a Dozen-Be Cautious When the Help Desk Calls YOU!

Recently, an IT savvy colleague of mine e-mailed me to say that he had been contacted by a tech support company that seemed to have a lot of general personal information about him and wanted to notify him to help him with an “issue” his computer was having. They had an 800 number and a local 212 number – they were called Help Tec 24/7. He was skeptical, and rightfully had his doubts about what they wanted to truly “help” him with

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Don’t Always Rush to Open the Morning’s Mail

When you arrive at work, or when you jump on your computer, wherever that may be, take your time in opening your mail.  There are a wide variety of viruses that lurk behind the following subject lines so take head, and think before you open.

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