Tag: cybersecurity

Uber was hacked again; why does it matter to me?

On Thursday September 15 Uber announced that they had been the victim of a hacker. Details are still unfolding, but initial reports suggest the hacker had complete access to almost all of Uber’s internal systems (https://www.wired.com/story/uber-hack-mfa-phishing/). This kind of announcement has, unfortunately, become quite common. Let’s look at how this happened (with what we know […]

Why CISA’s Threat Advisory to MSPs Matters to You

The Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released an alert last week, May 11, advising MSPs “of recent reports that observe an increase in malicious cyber activity targeting managed service providers (MSPs) and [we] expect this trend to continue.” They also released guidance for MSPs and their customers to reduce the risk of falling victim […]

What is Multi-factor Authentication and why should I use it?

Wikipedia defines multi-factor authentication (also commonly referred to as MFA or 2FA) as a login method requiring two or more pieces of the following: knowledge (something only the user knows, like a username/password combination), possession (something only the user has, such as an app on their cell phone or a security token), inherence (something the […]

April Fool’s Phishing

With April Fool’s fast approaching, it seems like a good time to review some phishing email tips so the joke isn’t on you. Email is still the number one communication method, which makes it the perfect avenue for scammers and other malicious actors looking to get the highest return on their activities. One of the […]

Tax Time Scams, and How to Avoid Them

It’s the beginning of another exciting tax season (though accountants might argue it never really ends). This is normally a time for an influx of tax-related scams, so here is some information on what to keep an eye out for as well as some resources from the IRS regarding tax-related scams. Phishing email is still […]

Tips for Securely Using Public WiFi

Are you ready to hang out at Starbucks again, or hop a plane to take a vacation? Both Starbucks and the airport have free public WiFi, but anyone can connect; and how do you know that the network you’re connecting to is the one being provided by Starbucks or the airport and not some scammer […]

Multi-factor Authentication: What is it and why should I use it?

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) (which includes two-factor authentication (2FA)), according to Wikipedia, is a login method requiring two or more pieces of the following: knowledge (something only the user knows, like a username/password combination), possession (something only the user has, such as an app on their cell phone or a security token), inherence (something the user […]