Archive for category: Security

Google Stored G Suite Passwords in Plain Text since 2005

G Suite Exposed Google announced it had stored G Suite enterprise users’ passwords in plain text since 2005 in a Google Cloud blog post. Google has notified the G suite administrators to change the impacted passwords. The company has reset the accounts of the affected, yet they have not specified how many users were affected. Below describes how it happened and what we recommend to secure your G Suite Enterprise accounts.

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Latest Windows Update breaks PCs with Antivirus Installed

The last major Windows update broke PCs with certain antivirus programs installed. This affects PCs running Windows 7, 8.1, Server 2008 R2, Server 2012, and Server 2012 R2 —not windows 10, this time.

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Facebook Employees had access to Millions of Passwords in Plaintext

  Facebook has fixed a bug that the platform mistakenly kept a copy of passwords of many of its users that were stored in plain text and were visible to the social network’s employees. “We...

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Hacks of the Month — February

These are the hacks and data attacks that happened last month. A short recap and rundown of what you might have missed in regards to consumer personal data exposed. Hacks of the Month —February!

Hacks of the Month —January

These are the hacks and attacks that happened last month. A short recap and rundown of what you might have missed in regards to consumer personal data exposed. Hacks of the Month —January!

Hacks of the Month—December

These are the hacks and attacks that happened last month. A short recap and rundown of what you might have missed in regards to consumer personal data exposed. Hacks of the Month —December!

Security bug – Google Plus is shutting down

Google Plus a social networking site from Google meant to compete with Facebook didn’t quite take off as expected. This prompted a shutdown of the social media network. The shutdown was then pushed ahead of schedule after two security incidents found by Google. For the users still using the social media network say goodbye to the 7 year-old and consider exporting or download your data.

Hacks of the Month —November

These are the hacks and attacks that happened during last month. A short recap and rundown of what you might have missed in regards to consumer personal  data exposed. Hacks of the Month —November!

Is Your Business Prepared For an IT Disaster?

IT disaster recover planOver the years you’ve likely heard about the big companies which have infamously been hacked and breached. The attackers obtaining sensitive personal information and business information from those breaches. You likely haven’t heard much news about small businesses suffering from these types of attacks however. That doesn’t mean it can’t happen to small businesses, simply that those attacks don’t get picked up and spread by large news outlets. Is your business prepared for an IT disaster? Many small business owners don’t understand how significant a cyber attack can affect their business until it happens. If an unexpected unfortunate event does occur, you need to have a disaster recovery plan. Here are steps to start and implement your IT disaster recovery plan.

My Computer is Running Slow, What Can I do?

My computer is running slow

If your computer is running slow it may be time for a little cleanup to help improve your computers performance.  Below are some common reasons your computer is running slow and measures you can take to improve it’s speed.

  1. Your Hard drive is 95% Full – When your hard drive gets to 95 percent, computers can slow down, a lot! Programs, updates, downloads, and temporary files are some of the many things that take space on your drive. Sometimes emptying your recycle bin may be the fastest and easiest solution to recover space. Deep clean your computer of unnecessary files and programs and consider moving files to a cloud storage service.

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