At least most internet users are becoming more wary of phishing email messages. The attackers are countering by increasing the sophistication their attacks and by targeting them to the interests of specific individuals.Details
“Whether you are 5, 40 or 75 years old,” states SaferInternetDay.org, “whether you use the internet once a month or several times a day – each person has something different to bring to the table that can help shape our online experiences and our understanding of online competences and safety. We all have a role to play in ensuring that every child is safe online.”Details
This past weekend, we had another very successful Jail & Bail fund raiser for the March of Dimes! In total, over $174,000 in one day for healthy babies!Details
According to a recent study from Cisco:
“After the 2010 cybercrime turning point, when spam levels started to decline for the first time, this trend continued throughout 2011, a trend, according to analysts, can be explained mainly by several key botnet takedowns throughout the last two years. However, the number of vulnerabilities increased; there are fewer widespread attacks but greater numbers of smaller, more focused attacks.”
Our clients are busy trying to run their business. Why should you have to worry about silly ‘little’ things like the status of your domain name? The Bay Citizen (a non-profit San Francisco area newspaper) is in disarray these days, what with merger talks and the recent death of their founder. Their domain name was…Details
Our team continues to work hard on ways to make our hosting packages more understandable and easy to purchase. One change we have just made is to rename our hosting packages. Previously, we had a ‘Basic’ hosting package, upon which you then could add ‘Bronze NerdCare’ or ‘Silver NerdCare’.Details
If your business offers unfiltered access to the Internet, chances are there are minutes or hours in the day where non-work activity takes place. Some employers have a work environment where this unchecked and unfiltered state is actually part of a morale of trust and confidence that the staff will get the work done even efficiently and keep a high level of productivity.Details
Dennis's Security Corner Returns – Cybercrime, Android Malware, and How Children Are Vulnerable Online
The Security Corner has been quite for some time. Lots of other things competing for time.
I want to change the focus a bit – to alerting you to the security news that crosses my desk pretty much every day.
“A child can now be at greater risk sitting in a bedroom on a computer, than outside the school gates,” the Home Secretary has said.
Theresa May said cyber-crime was a serious problem which caused more losses than burglars stealing televisions and DVDs from homes.
The new National Crime Agency (NCA) would help tackle this and make people “feel safer”, she said.