Remote Code Execution in Networking Equipment, Unveiling a Hidden Threat

Networking equipment serves as the backbone of communication infrastructure, linking devices and systems across offices and organizations. However, beneath their surface lies a lurking danger – vulnerability to remote code execution (RCE). Remote code execution, a threat typically associated with software applications, has extended its grasp to networking equipment, including routers and switches. These devices,…

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Recognizing Phishing Attacks

In the vast landscape of the internet, phishing attacks have become increasingly common. These deceptive tactics aim to steal your sensitive information, such as passwords, credit card numbers, or personal details. Recognizing phishing attempts is essential for safeguarding your online security. Here are some tips to help you identify and avoid falling victim to phishing…

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FBI Warns of targeted COVID-19 Phishing

The FBI Cyber Division has recently released a warning regarding specific phishing emails attempting to harvest user’s credentials by presenting fake login pages for Office 365 and other online accounts. As always, be cautious about any link you click in an email, text message, or social media post. If you’re not sure if a link…

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Working from home – Safely and Securely

Remote Access Security Fundamentals As everyone continues to deal with changes and restrictions due to COVID-19, many businesses have transitioned to a work-from-home model as a way to continue operations. Some busineses are using VPNs to allow direct connections for remote workers, others are using tools such as Splashtop, Microsoft remote Desktop, or Cisco Webex.…

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Can the new tax laws help your business?

Darren McBride was at Thursday’s presentation, learning how to maximize savings as the country transitions into the new tax era.  The owner of Sierra Computer Group says his business will see immediate gains. “The overall, over the next couple of years, lower tax rate puts more money back in the business, which let’s us buy…

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Can my small business afford amazing IT?

We are a small business ourselves and one thing I hear from potential customers, or friends and family is: Can we afford good IT? Isn’t it expensive to hire an IT person? The reality is that it’s not as cost prohibitive as you would think. Especially, when the work being done is enhancing the performance…

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Password Advice has changed time to update yours

Password Advice has changed. Back in 2003 Bill Burr, a mid-level manager at the National Institute of Standards wrote an 8 page publication providing guidance on computer passwords.  The document suggested using obscure characters, a mix of upper and lower case, and recommended changing the password regularly.  The document became the guideline that many government…

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