How to Protect Yourself from Typosquatting Attacks

January 31, 2017

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Imagine the following scenario.  You go to your bank’s online website such as www.safebank.com to check your account balance and perhaps pay some bills.  In the process you inadvertently type www.safebakn.com as a spelling error (note the backwards placement of the “k” and the “n”) and not notice it because the usual website is displayed […]

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Why shared Storage is Important for your Business

January 4, 2017

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We all aware of the mind numbing growth of data being generated today.  It is for that reason that according to IDC, more than 30,000 PB of new external storage system capacity was purchased in 2014 alone, an increase of 30% over the prior year.  Beyond simply being aware of it however, we must learn […]

Confessions of an Airbnb Gypsy

December 27, 2016

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Confessions of an Airbnb Gypsy The other day my mom and I caught an Uber ride leaving the Atlanta Falcons game.  I love the convenience of Uber and I also enjoy talking to their drivers as my inquisitive mind is constantly fascinated with people working in the gig economy.  As I barraged the young lady […]

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The Silent War on Cash

December 7, 2016

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Twice a week I go to a little hidden gem leaving work called Nutrition Depot where I get a delicious healthy smoothie. With tax the cost is $5.67 which I perpetually pay with cash. Every once in a while the owner, Tim, likes to comment that I am one of the few people that don’t pay with […]

HTTPS and SSL is a Two Edged Sword

December 2, 2016

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We all know that HTTPS and SSL stand for security and encryption.  When we connect to our bank or favorite ne retailer we know we can upload our credit card information or account number with confidence, knowing that our data is being shielded from prying eyes.  But that shield cuts both ways as cyber criminals […]

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Using Local Security Policy and Group Policy to Fight Ransomware

December 1, 2016

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In an article in Forbes Magazine dated July 15, 2016, a new crypto application called Stampado is being sold on the dark web for $39, targeting buyers who want to make ransom money without having to write any code.  With revenues of over $18 million dollars in 2015, ransomware continues to be the fastest growing […]

5 Security Measures to Protect Client Devices that are Worth the Trouble

November 29, 2016

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If you’re like most IT professionals today, you have a million things to do and a short window of time to get them done, so in order to alleviate our endless load, we sometimes implement out of convenience rather than according to good policy.  Unfortunately, the measures we takeout of convenience today can end up […]

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