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Cybersecurity Awareness Month Tip #3

This is a quick and simple one that hopefully we all know but needs to be said. Whether email, text(sms) or telephone message think before responding. Use the 20 second rule. Read, Examine, decide. <<<<< Read about it there Hackers know you. There should be no doubt about that. Everyone is on social media and…
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Zerologon

A critical vulnerability was found that allows hackers to take over Windows Domain Controllers using a Netlogon EoP vulnerability that was found mid September. The vulnerability allows even unskilled hackers to take over a Domain Controller and essentially an entire system. It is recommended that any Windows Domain Controllers be taken OFFLINE and Patched immediately.…
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US Govt Takes Hard Line on Victims of Ransomware

US Govt takes Hard Line on Victims of Ransomware that Pay Up On October 1, 2020 the US Dept of Treasury released an advisory regarding payments to cybercriminals. “Advisory on Potential Sanctions Risks for Facilitating Ransomware Payments”Date: October 1, 2020 The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is issuing this…
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Your Choices After a Ransomware Attack

The choices of recourse you have after a ransomware attack like the one that hit in Fairfax County Public Schools last Friday are limited. There are basically two options, neither is good. The first option you will have is to refuse to pay the ransom. As stated in the disclosure of the FPCS breach, the…
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Back to School – Avoiding Cyberattacks

The kids have gone “Back to School” so to speak. In many cases virtually. While we have become comfortable with the whole online learning thing over the past several months, It is still ultimately up to parents to make the online learning experience safe for our young learners. If you have been tuning in/listening to…
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How Safe is Your Personal Info

How Safe is Your Personal Info Just a normal day walking from the station to the office. This nice girl shows you a sign in the window and tells you that if you like them on facebook, the coffee shop will give you a free coffee and pastry. WOW! This is starting out to be…
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Back to School – 6 Tips to Stay Safe

As you are likely well aware, school is about to begin if it already hasn’t. I am sure you also know that this year will look different from years past. There will be a few things that will remain the same. Back to school sales at brick and mortar retailers for supplies and new clothes.…
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2o second rule for email security

DB Cybersecurity uses advanced technology to detect camouflaged malware before it strikes; even previously unseen malware. The truth is, hackers know they have a decent chance of success when hiding in plain sight. Phishing attacks arrive in our busy inboxes as attention-grabbing messages, updates, or promotions. Cyber Criminals use the most powerful marketing strategies of…
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Just DON’T Do It

Just DON’T Do It As you know I endeavor to bring you information to help you stay safe and secure whenever you are online. But I also want you to be safe when on your phone as well. What I am about to tell you may shock you so pay attention. Make sure you share…
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Coronavirus Phishing Attacks

Coronavirus Phishing Attacks We all new it was going to happen. In fact I have been getting phishing emails for several weeks now. It started soon after the announcement of the outbreak in Wuhan, China. These attacks use every possible fear folks may have. They range from new more effective masks to more potent hand…
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