Phishing

Get Used to Scams—They Are Not Going Away

Get Used to Scams—They Are Not Going Away

  • By Rafiq Masri
  • January 17, 2024
  • Security

We know that living in a constant state of fear of being scammed is not ideal, but it’s the unfortunate reality of living in today’s technologically advanced world. The good news is that it’s never too late to learn how to avoid them! Let’s discuss how you can be more aware of the challenges of scams not only in a...

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Suspicious Links? It’s All In The Period

Suspicious Links? It’s All In The Period

  • By Rafiq Masri
  • January 5, 2024
  • Security

We’re always telling people to avoid clicking on suspicious links, but the bad guys are making it harder to tell the difference between a legitimate URL and a suspicious one. We’re going to try to simplify it for you, and have you focus on the placement of a single punctuation mark in a link to tell if it might be...

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Your Email is a Ticking Time Bomb if Not Managed Properly

Your Email is a Ticking Time Bomb if Not Managed Properly

  • By Rafiq Masri
  • November 17, 2023
  • Security

It’s easy to think of email as something that just works. You open up Outlook or log into Gmail and your mail is there. Most people aren’t even aware of the vast, complex set of systems required for email to even work—and we don’t blame you. It’s extremely complicated. That being said, if nobody is actively managing your email, providing...

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4 Modern Cybersecurity Tricks That Could Definitely Slip By Your Defenses

4 Modern Cybersecurity Tricks That Could Definitely Slip By Your Defenses

  • By Rafiq Masri
  • November 15, 2023
  • Security

Cybercriminals aren’t looking to play fair against businesses. They don’t care how big or small you are, they don’t care about what services you provide, or what good you offer for the community. You could be a children’s hospital or a single mother selling homemade mittens out of your dining room, you could be a school, an assisted living facility,...

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Cybersecurity Month is Over, Time to Get Sloppy!

Cybersecurity Month is Over, Time to Get Sloppy!

  • By Rafiq Masri
  • November 14, 2023
  • Security

Are you tired of hearing about the importance of secure passwords, two-factor authentication, and security updates? We get it. All of these techno-nerds (ourselves included) have spent all of October and even the weeks leading up to it talking about the importance of cybersecurity, preaching the importance of things that, let’s face it, just get in the way of you...

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Enhanced Safe Browsing in Gmail Might Not Be the Solution You’re Hoping For

Enhanced Safe Browsing in Gmail Might Not Be the Solution You’re Hoping For

  • By Rafiq Masri
  • September 15, 2023
  • Security

Have you tried using Enhanced Safe Browsing in your Google Chrome browser? This feature has been a part of the browser since 2019, and it was implemented with the intention of preventing phishing attacks. This feature was also recently added to Gmail. Here’s how you enable it, as well as why it might not be the solution you’re hoping for....

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Why Does Cybercrime Happen and What Can You Do About It?

Why Does Cybercrime Happen and What Can You Do About It?

  • By Rafiq Masri
  • August 18, 2023
  • Security

There are countless threats out there that can leave your business in a worse state than before, including viruses and malware, ransomware, data breaches, and other types of phishing attacks. It’s hard to go about your day without worrying about these types of threats, especially in today’s connected business world. However, the ones you need to watch out for most...

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Why You Can’t Always Trust Text Messages

Why You Can’t Always Trust Text Messages

  • By Rafiq Masri
  • August 4, 2023
  • Security

We aren’t shy in terms of talking about phishing, its dangers, and what can be done to prevent it. However, it can be too easy to focus directly on email phishing and exclude the many other forms that phishing can and often does take. Take, for instance, smishing. (more…)

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When It Comes to Protecting Your Business, Your Team Members are a Critical Element

When It Comes to Protecting Your Business, Your Team Members are a Critical Element

Cybersecurity has gradually become more and more of a focus for modern businesses as threats to their data and general operations have mounted over time. This means that businesses need to approach their security with a multifaceted strategy, involving a combination of the right tools and IT support and the training to use them. Let’s take a few moments to...

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Getting Suspicious Messages? They Are Probably Phishing Attacks

Getting Suspicious Messages? They Are Probably Phishing Attacks

  • By Rafiq Masri
  • March 10, 2023
  • Security

Phishing is a word that has a couple of different meanings, depending on the spelling and context. Fishing, like the act of sitting down with a pole and trying to catch a fish, can be a relaxing, leisurely activity. Phishing, with a “ph,” is anything but that, and it can be a tiring and scary situation to navigate—particularly if you...

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