Have I been hacked?

Just like driving a car, sooner or later you may have an accident no matter how secure you are. Below are clues to help figure out if you have been hacked and, if so, what to do. The sooner you identify something bad has happened, the more likely you can fix the problem.

Stingrays in DC?

The federal government has formally acknowledged for the first time that it has located suspected and unauthorized cell-site simulators in various parts of Washington, DC.

The revelation, which was reported for the first time on Tuesday by the Associated Press, was described in a letter recently released from the Department of Homeland Security to the offices of Sen.

Top Tips to Securely Using Social Media

Social media sites, such as Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn, are amazing resources, allowing you to meet, interact, and share with people around the world. However, with all this power comes risks--not just for you, but your family, friends, and employer.

What’s new in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

After a little more than two years, Microsoft has finally settled into a rhythm with its new, fast-paced development for Windows 10.

What Microsoft's marketers are calling the Fall Creators Update (officially version 1709) began arriving on desktop PCs on 10/18 via Windows Update and will soon be available for download at all the usual places.

Backup and Recovery

Tech Today with Ken May

Backup and Recovery

If you use a computer or mobile device long enough, sooner or later something will go wrong, resulting in you losing your personal files, documents, or photos. For example, you may accidentally delete the wrong files, have a hardware failure, lose a device, or become infected with malware, such as ransomware.

We all WannaCry

On Friday, May 12, a new ransomware, called WannaCry, began circulating throughout the United Kingdom and Spain, rapidly infecting over 400,000 exposed workstations and servers at healthcare, financial, and other business sectors. This ransomware stood out for several reasons, including being the largest ransomware attack in history, and the first widely spread ransomware worm.

Safe Email Practices

Safe Email Practices

Why?

Unsafe computing can corrupt your files, expose the contents of your internal drive to strangers, cause other computers to become compromised, and even allow your computer to be used by spammers to send millions of unsolicited emails.

How to safely get rid of old devices

Mobile devices, such as smartphones, smartwatches, and tablets, continue to advance and innovate at an astonishing rate. As a result, some people replace their mobile devices as often as every year. Unfortunately, too many people dispose of their devices with little thought on just how much personal data is on them.

Why did the internet go down in October?

Why did the internet go down in October?

Last month, a malicious person or group took down numerous popular websites in a massive distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack against the domain name service provider Dyn. DDoS attacks are neither new nor very sophisticated.

Swift Chip in the news!

The Ventura County Star ran a short piece about our new Information Security offerings:

http://www.vcstar.com/business/staffing-changes-honors-and-other-business-new-announced-3a402f0d-f933-2367-e053-0100007f2f03-390489991.html