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Google? No Thanks; We Use Microsoft (Part-2)

(If you haven't read part 1, you can do so here.) In this article, we'll talk about Google Drive File Stream. Perhaps you've used the free Google Drive. Unless the document you create or open a Google doc of some sort (doc, sheet, slide, etc.) you have to download it,...

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3 Things to Watch for in Preventing Business Email Compromises (BEC)

Cyber crime is up during a pandemic and one of the easiest tricks for criminals is to fake or spoof business emails that appear to come from your company. One common technique is known as Business Email Compromise or BEC. The FBI estimates that BEC scams have cost organizations $26 Billion in losses over the past 3 years.

What is BEC? BEC occurs when a cybercriminal is able to use a compromised business email account with the goal of transacting fraud with an unsuspecting employee or vendor. Companies can lose millions with only a few clicks.

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DNS Firewalls: A New Tool to Protect your Business

If your computer connected to a DNS Firewall instead of a regular DNS and you typed in “yotube.com” (note the missing “u” from “you”), the attack will be thwarted. Yotube.com is a known phishing site that tries to download malware (viruses, worms, ransomware, botnets, etc.) to anyone who mistakenly tries to visit it.

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Google is Getting Rid of Password Authentication

Google has announced that, starting February 15, 2021, it will no longer authenticate users with just usernames and passwords. "What!?!" That's right. Less secure applications that only use a username and password to grant access or permission--applications like...

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Windows Users: Don’t Force Upgrade 2004

Like front door locks, your computer is only as secure as it's last patch release. Keeping computers updated to the latest stable release should be an important part of your IT provider's tasks. That said, Windows 10's May Release (release 2004) was a big package and...

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New Google Meet Features

If you're a G-Suite subscriber, you're probably using Google Meet for your virtual meetings. If you're not, then why not? It's free and included in your subscription. Google has recently made a couple of changes to Meet which are long overdue: Tiled Views: Up to now,...

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