A new warning for Google Chrome users has emerged, carrying a critical yet straightforward piece of advice: avoid copying and pasting unfamiliar text into your terminal or run dialog box. This advice comes from cybersecurity firm Proofpoint, which has identified a new technique cybercriminals are using to spread malware. The Nature of the Threat Proofpoint […]

Have you ever considered why your smartphone might benefit from a regular reboot? The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) advises a simple yet effective practice: regularly rebooting your phone. This recommendation, backed by cybersecurity experts, plays a crucial role in maintaining your device’s security and integrity. The Importance of Regular Reboots Our smartphones contain a […]

Passwords are our primary defense against cyber threats. Yet, many of us fall into the trap of using generic, easy-to-remember passwords, compromising our security. This blog will delve into the risks associated with generic passwords, what US and Canadian businesses and users should understand about the UK’s new ban on weak default passwords, and strategies […]

Email remains a primary communication tool for both personal and professional use, but it also continues to be a significant vector for cyber attacks. Recently, the FBI and NSA have emphasized a crucial step that all email users and administrators should take to bolster their email security: updating your DMARC policy. This recommendation comes in […]

In an era where online transactions reign supreme, the threat of cyber fraud looms large over businesses and consumers alike. While factors like the COVID-19 pandemic have accelerated the shift toward digital commerce and communication, the underlying risks associated with cyber fraud have been steadily growing for years. From fake booking scams in the hospitality […]

As May rolls around, the warmth of summer beckons, and for many of us, thoughts turn to vacation planning. Whether you’re dreaming of sandy beaches, bustling city streets, or serene mountain retreats, the anticipation of an upcoming getaway is undeniably exciting. But as you start envisioning your perfect escape, it’s essential to consider a factor […]

Are you tired of forgetting your password and being locked out of your accounts? Password recovery methods can help you regain access to your accounts, but they come with a tradeoff between convenience and security. While some methods are more convenient, they may also be less secure, leaving your account vulnerable to hackers. On the […]

The recent proliferation of AI has revolutionized various aspects of business operations, including text generation. While AI-powered tools like ChatGPT offer remarkable convenience and efficiency, businesses must approach their usage discerningly, as they are not immune to potential pitfalls.  7 AI Risks You Need To Be Aware Of From concerns regarding data privacy to ethical […]

AI text generators have emerged as powerful tools that can streamline various aspects of content creation, saving time and resources while enhancing the overall quality and effectiveness of communication strategies. Have you harnessed its capabilities yet? Let’s explore five key use cases where AI text generators can make a significant impact, ranging from content creation […]

Albany, NY, is a bustling hub of commerce and culture in the Northeastern United States. As such, it is no surprise that the city is home to a diverse array of businesses that need to maximize their use of technology. This is where IT companies come in. From managed IT services to consulting and staffing, […]

If you’re reading this article, chances are you’ve clicked on a phishing link. Don’t worry, it happens to the best of us. Phishing is a type of cyber attack where scammers send fraudulent emails or messages to steal sensitive information such as login credentials, credit card numbers, or personal data. Phishing attacks are becoming increasingly […]

As explored in our other blog this month, ransomware remains one of the most pervasive and financially damaging cyber threats facing businesses of all sizes. With cybercriminals constantly refining their tactics and targeting organizations across various sectors, the risk of falling victim to a ransomware attack has never been higher.  However, by implementing robust cybersecurity […]

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