Wire Fraud Defense

Defending Against Wire Fraud

CEO Fraud. Business Email Compromise. Spear phishing. Wire Fraud. Pretexting. This cyberattack goes by a variety of names and may utilize a wide range of tactics, but they all come down to one thing: a malicious outsider pretends to be a legitimate boss in order to trick an unsuspecting employee into doing something they shouldn’t. Last year the scam cost …

With Upcoming Release, You Can Sync Excel And Quickbooks

Are you a QuickBooks user? If so you’re going to be thrilled by the company’s recent announcement that Excel integration is coming soon. You read that correctly. Soon you will be able to sync QuickBooks and Excel which should simplify your life a great deal. This is but the latest in a long line of similar moves Intuit QuickBooks has …

These Small Business Cisco Routers Should Be Replaced

Do you own any of the following Cisco UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) routers? RV110W RV130 RV130W Or RV215W If you do then you will want to replace your gear as quickly as possible. The small business VPN routers listed above are nearing their end of life and end of support and the company recently announced that there will be …

Older Industrial Technology May Have Security Risks

The vulnerability of Industrial Control Systems has been getting a lot of press in recent months. That’s a good thing because most people don’t spend much time thinking or worrying about such systems. Unfortunately they are among the most vulnerable systems of all. Industrial Control Systems haven’t really changed all that much in the past decade or two. The protocols …

DNS Issue Caused Major Website Outage

The Akamai Corporation reported a major outage on Thursday (7/22/2021) that caused major disruptions on the internet in the United States for a period of several hours. A tweet from the company confirmed that the outage was caused by a software update. The update triggered a bug in the DNS system which caused the outage. The good news is that …

Google Calendar Adds Virtual Meeting For Hybrid Office Workers

The pandemic is slowly fading from the headlines and releasing its grip on the world as the dominant factor in daily life. Now, businesses of all shapes and sizes are beginning to transition away from the pure “work from home” models that most have been employing over the past year. Based on the early, emerging trends, it doesn’t seem like …

Some TurboTax Accounts Were Hacked Due To Poor Passwords

Hackers around the world have been busy this year, with Intuit being the latest company to fall victim to their attacks. The TurboTax company recently announced that their network was breached following a series of account takeover attacks, and that as a consequence, an undisclosed number of Turbo Tax customers had their personal data compromised. The company stressed that this …

End For Skype For Business Is Just Around The Corner

If you’re still using Skype for Business at your firm, be advised that Microsoft recently sent another friendly reminder out to all users of the service. The reminder says that it’s going away as of July 31, 2021, so you’ll need to complete your migration to Microsoft Teams (or an instance of Skype for Business Server), or have some other …

Recent Study Finds Mobile App Spending Is Up

Since the pandemic began, there has been an enormous boom in app spending, and that trend shows no signs of stopping. In fact, app sales broke a new record in the first quarter of 2021, with the total clocking in at an impressive $32 billion. That’s up $9 billion from just one year ago. Apple is the big winner here, …

Study Shows Working From Home Could Be Here To Stay

It goes without saying that the pandemic has changed a great many things about life, as well as the world we live and work in. One significant change on the work front has, of course, been the dramatic rise in the number of people working from home. We’re reaching a point now where, although we haven’t quite turned a corner …