Category: Security

Malware Targets Consumer Devices

Last month, a strain of malware was found to be infecting the devices that provide people with internet service, known as routers. It targeted mostly consumer devices made by companies like Cisco Linksys, Netgear, and TP-Link. Researchers found that it had the ability to spy on data passing through these devices, as well as the […]

CBTech Tips: Common misconceptions

Many people use the same password for all accounts and think that’s ok. Whether it’s logging into their computer, a banking website, or simply signing up for something, there’s a high risk when using the same password for each. A banking website will have all the necessary security measure in place to minimize the risk […]

Catching a Phish: What is phishing?

Phishing is an email scam designed to trick the recipient in to giving valuable information to a hacker. Have you ever received invoices claiming money owed, unsolicited UPS or FedEx shipping notifications, or emails claiming your online bank password needs to be reset? These are phishing emails trying to reel you in by imitating legitimate […]

October is Cybersecurity Month

What is cybersecurity? Google defines cybersecurity as “the state of being protected against the criminal or unauthorized use of electronic data, or the measures taken to achieve this”. The technology industry uses it as an umbrella term to cover anything from the anti-virus protection on your home computer to corporate policies that define how to […]

What Is Ransomware?

Sure, you’ve heard the phrase “ransomware”, and some of its specific variants like Locky, Crypto, or WannaCry, since they’ve made headlines, but what exactly is “ransomware”? Google defines the term “ransomware” as “a type of malicious software designed to block access to a computer system until a sum of money is paid”. That’s straightforward and […]

Ransomware Strikes Again

As you may already know, on Friday May 12th there was a massive ransomware attack that at last count has affected over 150 countries and more than 350,000 computers. It is taking advantage of a security hole in Windows that Microsoft fixed in March. Make sure your system has the latest updates installed, and that […]

Small Businesses at Risk

50% of all small businesses in the US have been hacked. That’s a scary statistic. Even more alarming is that a survey published by Manta in February shows that 87% of small business owners don’t think they’re at risk of a cybersecurity attack. This information comes from a recent article published on CNBC’s website, which […]

Basic Security Tips for Home

Our company focus is on business computers but we often get asked about home computers. It’s just as important to protect your home computers as it is to protect your business computers. Here are a few tips to help secure your home computers: Use antivirus software – here is a good comparison of several different […]