Real-world phishing email attacks and what you can learn from them

Phishing scams never go out of style. In fact, along with other social engineering schemes, they remain the top concerns for security professionals and they’re also regarded among the most dangerous threats to businesses, whether you’re a large corporation or a small- to medium-sized business (SMB).

In the first half of 2019, a phishing campaign called Heatstroke showed how phishing techniques have evolved over time — from mimicking legitimate websites to using multiple, more complex methods like business email compromise (BEC), which involves the impersonation of CEOs or C-suite executives, government organizations, among others.

Reasons why Apple’s Genius Bar can’t compete with an MSP

Having startup issues on your Mac? Can’t make heads or tails of your new iPhone? You can call on the “geniuses” at Apple’s Genius Bar to look into these problems. They’re quite responsive to queries on chat, email, or Twitter.

Bear in mind, however, that fixing business-related IT issues is more demanding.

Make the 20s The Best Years for Your Business

2010 through 2019 was a time of change and growth for many businesses. January 1, 2020 will mark a whole new decade with changes and challenges of its own.

In the 2010s, there were only two top 10 tech sector companies globally. Now, we see that public companies are in the majority, with some company values estimated at over $1 trillion.

Technology trends to watch out for in 2020

It’s the dawn of a new decade, and businesses are preparing for whatever new technological curveballs are headed their way.

Time has granted us with an ever-connected, ever-efficient, and ever-innovative society through the digital landscape. Evolving consumer demands, leaps in artificial intelligence (AI), and looming threats of cybercrime will surely see new tech trends and developments in the coming year.

What happens if you keep using Windows 7 after its end-of-life support?

As advanced as modern tech is, some just aren’t meant to last forever.

Like other software products, your operating system isn’t void of mandatory upgrades. Come 2020 (just a stone’s throw away), both Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 will reach the end of their life cycle, also known as a software’s “end of life” (EOL).

So, what does this mean for your business, and what can you do to prepare for it?

Firstly, what is “end of life”?
A software product’s EOL refers to the date on which its providers stops offering users corresponding support or security updates.

To Shop or Not to Shop on Thanksgiving Day: The Debate Rages On

In days gone by, Thanksgiving Day meant dinner with the family, football, and leftovers for days. In more recent years, that trend has shifted from family fun to mobbed retail stores and open wallets.

During a 2018 study, over half of those polled were against stores opening on Thanksgiving Day.

Remind your employees that office computers are not for personal information!

It’s an employee’s first day on the job, and you’ve given them a fantastic new PC or laptop that will help them work at their best. However, what your employee does with it from then on can potentially cost you big time in productivity, data loss, or even a network-wide cyber attack.

Cybercrime cinema: Hackers in Hollywood

Cybercrime is a prevalent threat to businesses, thanks in part to hackers who break into computer systems, control them, steal information, and cause a lot of damage. A Clark School study at the University of Maryland revealed that a hacker attack occurs every 39 seconds.

Tips and tricks to make your Thanksgiving cooking stress-free

Thanksgiving is a point of pride for many home cooks because it is the perfect time to whip up something special for family and guests. Anything short of good food, football, and family won’t pass muster, with particular emphasis on food.

As expected, Thanksgiving kitchen preparations tend to be stressful affairs.

Don’t fall for these popular online scams

Gamblers and con men say there’s a sucker born every minute, but you don’t have to enter a casino or gambling joint to be one. Just use your computer and you’ll find that the internet is bursting with online scams in search of victims. These scams have been around for decades and exist mainly because of naivety and ignorance.

Find out how you can avoid malware attacks with our indispensable guideStart Reading