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Password Management is More Important Than You Think

Password Management is More Important Than You Think Personal Data Protection Series 3 of 6 Passwords Strong passwords keep apps and online services secure. Layer 8 Security wants our community to be safe with their personal information by playing it smart. Please pass this information along to co-workers, family and neighbors. These recommendations will benefit [...]

By |2017-06-22T20:19:37+00:00September 19th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Password Management is More Important Than You Think

Back to School

BACK TO SCHOOL Back-to-school time is exciting for kids and parents alike. There is much to think about and anticipate when embarking on a new year and a new adventure. One crucial task you should be sure to tackle is protecting your online security. The need for tablet, laptop, and smartphone security is just as [...]

By |2017-06-22T20:19:37+00:00September 6th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Back to School

The BEC – Not Your Grandfather’s Phishing Scheme

The BEC - Not Your Grandfather’s Phishing Scheme The FBI has reported cyber criminals are using new tactics to steal millions from US companies. The schemes target companies that do business overseas, and use wire transfer of funds on a regular basis. The schemes is called a Business Email Compromise. As the name implies legitimate [...]

By |2017-06-22T20:19:37+00:00July 25th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on The BEC – Not Your Grandfather’s Phishing Scheme

ISP Phishing Scam

The BBC is reporting cyber criminals are targeting users with a fake pop-up window designed to look like a legitimate message from the user’s ISP. The message states there is malware on the user’s system and please call the toll free number provided. It’s a scam. But as phishing campaigns go this one is particularly [...]

By |2017-06-22T20:19:38+00:00June 23rd, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on ISP Phishing Scam

Good advice can lead to bad cybersecurity choices

  Generation Y and Millennials have a skewed view of cybersecurity. They are told constantly “be careful what you post; once it’s on the web it’s there forever.” Good advice. Unfortunately this has given the impression to 16-34 year olds that they can retrieve their data from sources other than their PC, phone or tablet, [...]

By |2017-06-22T20:19:38+00:00June 21st, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Good advice can lead to bad cybersecurity choices

Why Spear Phishing and Social Engineering Work

Why Spear Phishing and Social Engineering Work People are the weakest link when it comes to cybersecurity. Why do they click on an embedded link contained in an email. Why do they open what looks like a suspicious email in the first place? Successful ransomware and spear phishing attacks continue to be on the rise; [...]

By |2016-06-02T16:17:38+00:00June 1st, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Why Spear Phishing and Social Engineering Work

Tactics of the Attacker – New European Spear Phishing Campaign

Tactics of the Attacker - New European Spear Phishing Campaign Cyber criminals are taking ransomware to a new level. The BBC is reporting consumer personal information is being stolen from unsecured databases. See here for details: http://www.zdnet.com/article/new-phishing-attack-knows-your-address-and-brings-ransomware/ That data is then used to create carefully crafted spear phishing email. The emails have names, addresses, etc [...]

By |2017-06-22T20:19:38+00:00May 25th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Tactics of the Attacker – New European Spear Phishing Campaign

VPN: Protecting the Business Traveler

Business travelers and anyone who frequent public WiFi hot spots are especially vulnerable to cyber attacks.  You never know who is also on the free WiFi, and what they might be doing. Eavesdropping for user data at these places is easy and can yield a treasure trove of information to a hacker. Businesses have been [...]

By |2017-06-22T20:19:38+00:00May 23rd, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on VPN: Protecting the Business Traveler

Savvy New Android Malware – Buyer Beware

The FBI has identified two new kinds of Android Malware; SlemBunk and Marcher. These are  designed to target US financial institution customers.  These two bugs are phishing for specified US financial institutions’ customer credentials. The malware monitors the infected phone for the launch of a targeted mobile banking application to inject a phishing overlay over [...]

By |2016-05-10T16:38:59+00:00May 10th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Savvy New Android Malware – Buyer Beware

Speeding Ticket Spear Phishing

There is a new email scam that hits close to home: fake speeding tickets! The Spear Phishing email appears to be a speeding ticket. Several people in Tredyffrin Township, Pennsylvania received the emails which appeared to be from a local police department. The email contained accurate driving information: date and time, speed, license number, street [...]

By |2016-04-30T15:16:38+00:00April 29th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Speeding Ticket Spear Phishing