Obsolete firmware poses security risks

Are you still hanging on to your old work computers since they “still work fine”? While they may still help you get the job done, their outdated firmware can make you vulnerable to security risks that can lead to major problems. What is firmware? Firmware is a basic type of software that is embedded into […]

Keep your mobile devices safe with these tips

Mobile devices are generally less secure than laptop and desktop computers. While there are available anti-malware applications for smartphones and tablets, they aren’t as comprehensive as those for laptops and desktops. Additionally, some mobile devices aren’t compatible with certain security applications or measures implemented by businesses. That’s why it’s even more important to keep track […]

What you need to know about HTTPS

Most people don’t question the padlock icon that sometimes appears in their web browser’s address bar. If you’re one of those who didn’t know, it’s a security feature that authenticates websites and protects the information users submit to them. Another indicator you’re in a secure site is the HTTP before the site’s URL. But why […]

5 Signs your VoIP network is being hacked

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is one of the technologies that have changed the way businesses operate. VoIP phones are essential for the success of your company, allowing users to do a wide range of tasks, including making calls from virtually anywhere there’s an internet connection to setting up conference calls. Unfortunately, they are not […]

The rise of VoIP phishing: Why scammers do it

Thanks to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology, business communication has vastly improved and is now more cost-efficient. Using a variety of VoIP platforms, businesses and individual users can easily make calls and conduct video conferences. But cybercriminals continue to explore ways to hack into systems — even via VoIP. VoIP makes it easy to […]

Denial-of-service attacks on VoIP systems

When most of us think of cyberthreats, we think of viruses, Trojans, and ransomware. Unfortunately, those aren’t the only ones to look out for. One of the biggest threats to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) systems are denial-of-service (DoS) attacks, so if you have a VoIP system, you better read on. Denial-of-service attacks The end […]

The benefits of hyperconverged infrastructure

Hyperconvergence isn’t something only large enterprises can benefit from — businesses of all sizes should consider this infrastructure strategy. Read on to learn more about what hyperconvergence can do for your company. What are hyperconverged infrastructures? In a traditional IT environment, networking, server, and storage hardware need to be purchased separately and configured to work […]

How to pick the most secure browser

The internet is a Wild West of sorts, as one could never know what kind of threat they’ll come across. This is why for businesses, it’s important to identify secure browsers to keep threats at bay. Microsoft Edge Microsoft Edge, Windows’ current default browser, is an improvement over its predecessor Internet Explorer (IE). Edge was […]

3 Easy ways to protect your business data

Most business owners are too busy running their respective offices to be concerned about optimized security settings and other technical matters. To spare them the agony of deciphering IT jargon, here are three easy ways to prevent data theft.  Cover your webcam If Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, former FBI Director James Comey, and National Security […]

Is your PC being used for cryptojacking?

Hackers use cryptojacking to mine cryptocurrencies, and this process can cause PCs to run below optimal speeds.  If you have a relatively new computer but are experiencing performance problems after clicking a link or visiting a website, you might be a victim of cryptojacking. Here’s what to do. Hijacked hardware Instead of paying for computing […]