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Scam of the Week – Insidious New IRS Social Engineering Attack

By at 10 October, 2016, 10:00 am

There is an insidious new IRS scam doing the rounds. They send you a phony IRS CP 2000 form and claim the income reported on your tax return does not match the income reported by your employer. This is meant to get you worried. To confuse you further, the bad guys claim this has something to do with the Affordable Care Act.


The one site about Ransomware you need to check out

By at 5 August, 2016, 1:05 pm

Ransomware. It’s what keeps me awake at night as a CIO and technologist. Also known as crpytoware, these malicious tools encrypt your data, delete or disable the ability to use built-in tools in your operating system to roll back to prior versions and then charge you money to provide you with a decryption key. And they just keep getting more and more sophisticated, with some even providing so called “help desks” to assist you in paying the ransom and decrypting your files….EVERYONE. Yes, I mean everyone! that deals with computers needs to have a basic understanding of ransomware.……


Disable Get Windows 10 Icon and Prevent Your System from Automatically Upgrading to Windows 10 With GWX Control Panel

By at 14 March, 2016, 1:50 pm

Microsoft, I like Windows 10 but the way you are trying to force it on every Windows user leaves me cold. For those of you that are not aware of what is happening, Microsoft has taken a number of steps to, in my opinion, trick users into upgrading to Windows 10…Luckily there is an answer  – a handy utility called…


Locky Ransomware Infection is hitting end users!

By at 19 February, 2016, 4:05 pm

There is a nasty new ransomware infection called Locky that is running rampant currently. This malicious infection is being transmitted by Word documents attached to an email purporting to be an invoice. Check out the following articles and share them with your laweyrs and staff to advise them as to how this is being targeted and to avoid opening one of these emails. The articles include samples of the message and other important information.


Tired of writing and reading crappy memos?

By at 17 February, 2016, 12:54 pm

Memos are a necessary evil in the business and legal world, but that doesn’t mean that you have to write (or endure) crappy ones.