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KRACK Attack – WiFi Vulnerability

Krack Vulnerability

The latest in technology security threats comes in the form of KRACK Attack, which stands for Key Reinstallation Attacks. The KRACK Attack vulnerability affects nearly all WPA and modern WPA2 WiFi protocols. What is the KRACK Attack Vulnerability? The KRACK vulnerability takes advantage of what’s called the “4-Way Handshake.” When someone tries connect to a network, the 4-Way Handshake negotiates a fresh encryption key. This key will attempt to install on the third step of the 4-Way Handshake protocol, which is when a potential hacker comes in and tries to manipulate the key. How Do You Protect Your WiFi Devices?…

Best Way to Back Up a Computer

Back up a Computer

With the current technological threats to data compromise, it’s important to back up your computer. Even if you’re very careful with how you expose your computer to these threats, there’s always a chance that your hard drive could be exposed to ransomware, viruses, software bugs, or random hardware failure. What’s the best way to back up a computer? Back Up a Computer – Protect Your Personal Files While your system files are relatively easy to restore, your personal files are not. These files are usually irreplaceable, and must be backed up to protect them. You might also consider backing up…

How Do I Check for Windows Updates Manually on My PC?

check for windows updates manually

Windows updates are an important part of securing your computer. Updates are released regularly to ensure you’re protected from the latest digital threats. If you don’t have automatic updates installed, you might be wondering how to check for Windows updates manually. How To Check for Windows Updates Manually Checking for security updates is simple. Select the search bar at the bottom left of the computer and type in “check for updates”. The first option should take you right to the Windows Update page if you’re using Windows 10, or the Control Panel for Windows 7. The information displayed on both…

What You Need to Know About Cloudbleed

Cloudbleed

If you remember what happened with the Heartbleed Bug back in 2014, the latest internet data security threat resembles that of Heartbleed. In fact, its name was adopted after the person discovered it commented on the similarities in the security vulnerability. What is Cloudbleed? Cloudbleed was a vulnerability discovered in the Cloudflare software coding, which accidentally leaked sensitive information collected from more than 5.5 million websites that used Cloudflare. The vulnerability may have been leaking information from as far back as September 2016 until it was discovered February 18, 2017. Currently, there is no evidence that the bug was discovered…

Technology Privacy Tips – The Glass Room

technology privacy tips

A recent article on Yahoo describes a temporary location that was set up late December in New York to help demonstrate to everyday people what very little privacy they have when it comes to technology. We are surrounded by technology everywhere you turn, and oftentimes we don’t really consider the risks of using this technology. At the end, we’ll give you a few technology privacy tips to help reduce the virtual threats of living in today’s modern world. The Glass Room – Privacy Shock Several artists participated in the Glass Room project. One of the displays entitled “Forgot Your Password?”…

Tips to Prevent Hacking

Tips to Prevent Hacking

Hacking and rumors of hacking have been scattered all over the news and social media since the election came to a conclusion. No matter who you voted for, hacking is a legitimate concern for every individual or business plugged into the internet or other network. To top it off, there’s been a new wave of fake Amazon delivery emails going out which can increase your risks of being hacked (or scammed!) Here are some basic tips to prevent hacking: Four Tips to Prevent Hacking Use advanced passwords and 2-step authentication-– This is a no-brainer but one that is commonly overlooked….

I Forgot My Wi-Fi Password – Wi-Fi Password Retrieval

Wi-fi password retrieval

If you’ve forgotten or don’t know your Wi-Fi password but are needing to add a device to the wireless network, don’t panic just yet. There are two easy ways for Wi-Fi password retrieval that might help and don’t require you to make any phone calls. Wi-Fi Password Retrieval Like most people, you may not have ever changed the super long default password that came with your router. If the password has never been changed, Wi-Fi password retrieval is easy because it’s typically found on the side of the router. If it isn’t there, it’s likely in the documentation that came…

Keep Your Data Safe – 9 Password Security Tips

Password Security Tips

A recent BuzzFeed News article was recently released advising everyone who had a Dropbox account in mid-2012 to change their passwords immediately due to a hacker security breach. Hackers often publish information publically or sell the information on the black market, so it’s important to take steps to protect your accounts. Here are 10 password security tips to help keep your data safe. 9 Password Security Tips to Keep Your Data Safe Choose strong passwords. For help on how to create strong and memorable passwords, check out this blog post. Change your passwords often. Set up reminders and don’t repeat…

Company Wellness Programs Increase Employee Productivity with Gym Membership Benefits

Increase employee productivity with gym membership benefits

Happy employees make happy customers, but how do you make happy employees? Sometimes the answer doesn’t have to cost the company a lot of dollars per employee. Some studies are finding that you can make a happier workforce and increase employee productivity with gym membership benefits under what’s being dubbed as “Company Wellness Programs”. Proven “ROI” is estimated to be around $3 for every $1 spent on company wellness programs, and according to this article, one study showed an average savings of $650 per employee! (Here’s another article about a company who used a company wellness program to increase employee…

Deadline for the Free Windows 10 Upgrade July 29, 2016

Deadline for the Free Windows 10 Upgrade

If you’re one of those people who has been clicking the obnoxious update window at the bottom right of your screen closed each time it pops up, you need to know that the deadline for the Free Windows 10 upgrade is fast-approaching. Once the deadline passes, you’ll no longer have access to the free operating system upgrade and important future security updates. Download before the Deadline for the Free Windows 10 Upgrade We know it’s inconvenient, but if you’re running a Windows operating system that qualifies, just take the time needed to download and install the upgrade before the deadline…