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Bev Robb
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Today was not a giddyup day for me, not by a long shot. I felt like I had been bitten in the face by a horse, when I opened an email from a startup company that I've been contracting with for the past 52 months. I had just sent off invoice #108 when the reply from the company CEO arrived three minutes later, and I knew intuitively that the content was not going to be to my liking.The phone call...On the other end of the Smartphone line  — I was t...
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I am so proud of the NJ Swedesboro-Woolwich school district that refused to pay ransom recently - they had BACK-UPS! Does anyone know what version of crypto-ransomware & how they were initially infected?


http://teksqu.com/f5Z7Yxq

My recent blog post on ransomware is listed below and I just heard about the NJ attack today :)
Ransomware inspires fear in the hearts of those who have experienced its tenacious grip, and curiosity in the souls of those who haven't.
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How does ransomware even get on critical systems?!
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~*New TekSec Post*~

Cybercriminals are finding out that employees are easy targets. Targeting email to specific employees within an organization is more lucrative than going after thousands of random people. Fraudsters can tailor an email to appear as though it is coming from a company executive, a vendor, partner, or even a current client or customer. Some of these emails may be followed up with a phone call — which makes it much easier to socially engineer a victim.

#security   #phishing   #email   #businesstips  



http://teksqu.com/a8LKk5w
Phishing up the weakest link:: spear phishing your employees could save your company from the next big data breach!
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Woot!!! Go +Mike Rigsby

Now tell them what you REALLY THINK!

#spam
#SEO
 
I think this will come as a total shock to some people in here, but SEO doesn't stand for Spam Everything Often and spewing the exact same Marketing garbage post into every single community on the entire site does not make you an SEO Expert.
Ok, well actually it does if you do think it means Spam Everything Often.

#justsaying  
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Adware: These PUPs are not cute. They will shackle you.

These days it is becoming extremely difficult to download software from an official source without getting gobsmacked by a sundry of unwanted programs. PUPs is an acronym for potentially unwanted programs and frequently propagate through:

Download portals (Express installations)
Fake updates (malicious sites)
Browser add-ons (or toolbars)
Search bars
Shopping helpers
Weather apps
Legitimate software companies (third-party programs included in their installer)

http://sqz.co/d8BQm25

#adware   #security   #PUPs   #privacy  
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How smart is your TV? 

Recently I purchased a VIZIO E-Series 24” Class Razor LED™ Smart TV (for my office). Imagine my surprise when I walked out of the office for a few seconds and stepped back in and saw a firmware update (with a one minute timer alert displayed on the screen) regarding broadcast interactivity. If I had not stepped immediately back into my office — I may never have known that Smart Interactivity was turned on and that the firmware was updated without my permission.

#smartintreactivity   #smarttv   #privacy  
Recently I purchased a VIZIO E-Series 24” Class Razor LED™ Smart TV (for my office). Imagine my surprise when I walked out of the office for a few seconds and stepped back in and saw a firmware update (with a one minute timer alert displayed on the screen) regarding broadcast interactivity.
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Do Gen Xers hold the toughest spot in the workplace?  
http://sqz.co/q5XAj69

#millennials   #generationx   #babyboomers   #generationy   #workplace  
Millennials (Gen Y) are the fastest growing segment of the workforce, and perhaps the least understood, but they are changing the workplace.
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BTW: I called a rogue #Microsoft tech support guy last week... #scams
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In overall security planning, leave no stone unturned. The latest variant of crypto-ransomware, CryptoWall 3.0 is a unique threat. This version maliciously encrypts your data and holds it hostage. If you do not have a working backup and you can’t or won’t pay the ransom, your data becomes irrecoverable (like ashes in the wind) and is lost forever.

Last week Trend Micro reported that this version now uses heavily obfuscated hardcoded URLs. 

Would you pay the ransom?

#malware  
#ransomware  
#infosec  
#security  
#cybercrime  

http://teksqu.com/f5Z7Yxq
Ransomware inspires fear in the hearts of those who have experienced its tenacious grip, and curiosity in the souls of those who haven't.
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Nope. We have working backups for the network drives, thankfully. Getting everyone to use their network folder is another story.
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Not good - that might be why I never put personal files in the cloud :)
 
A security researcher claims that Dropbox, the popular cloud storage service, accesses all the files on a user’s local hard drive, not merely the files that have been shared to the online sync folder. “I have discovered something quite... #cloudsecurity #dataleakage #datalossprotection
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The U.S. Bureau of Statistics projects that by 2020, Millennials (one of the 76 million people) will make up 40% of the workforce. By 2025, 75% of the workforce. Though the statistics are staggering  – it will become a workplace reality, and the best time to implement change begins right now.

#millennials   #GenY   #workplace   #babyboomers   #generationx  
With four generations in the workplace, one management style no longer fits all. Millennials (Gen Y) are the fastest growing segment of the workforce, and perhaps the least understood. Where Baby Boomers and Gen Xers seek job security and structure; Millennials crave feedback, coaching, and flexibility. I asked Lindsey Pollak, a leading expert on training, managing and marketing to the Millennial generation: Why is “feedback” and “flexibility” in...
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LOL!!!
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YouTube click-fraud Trojan.Tubrosa is on the loose. If your computer has been infected by this nasty — you will notice a drastic reduction in performance.
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Teksquisite is an IT Consultant with over 20+  years of combined computing experience in higher education; hardware, software, network, internet security, open source, web development & design, and IT consulting expertise.

Teksquisite is currently heavily immersed in promoting social media,researching malware progression in social networking, monitoring botnet activity, and always fighting the good fight to keep our Internet safe!

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