11 Oct 2019

The FBI Wants You to Stop Inadvertently Giving Criminals Money

The FBI Elegantly Asks You to Stop Sending Money to Internet Criminals. We are now in the 16th annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a collaborative effort by the US Government and participating industry groups to educate all computer users enough so that they stop clicking those pesky links that download viruses and stop sending personal, health, employment, and tax information unencrypted. What else do they suggest you stop doing? The FBI,... Read more...

04 Oct 2019

Beware of Hollywood Sim Swappers, the New Posers

Hollywood Sim Swappers are the New Posers. Your mobile phone is often the second key to your life. When you forget your password at key accounts like your email or bank, you may be prompted to enter a code that appears by text message to your phone. Perfect security, multi-factor authentication. But what if you are targeted and someone can access your phone? As we have seen, today’s internet criminals are savvy enough to make some investments... Read more...

27 Sep 2019

Now ‘Tis the Season for Security Autumnation

Autumn May Bring Digital Serenity with Security Autumnation. Over the last year, while the user experience for technology has been progressively becoming simpler, the jobs of the business owner, IT director, and privacy and compliance officers have been progressively becoming more complex. Far more complex. Europe recently introduced the most aggressive data privacy laws ever imagined. Data privacy treaties have been scrapped for new ones, the latest... Read more...

20 Sep 2019

Big Brother has Built Geofences to Control Behavior, Tesla Drivers Beware

City Hall Can Now Control Your Location. The Snowden revelations opened the general public’s eyes to the (alleged) eavesdropping by the NSA and other government organizations. The Hong Kong protests showed the world how today’s mass video surveillance uses facial recognition to identify the location of people (for example, who is protesting what and when). City traffic light cameras send you nice pictures of yourself in the intersection... Read more...

06 Sep 2019

End of Summer Phishing, Hooks Office 365 Users.

The phishermen are getting smarter, using better lures to catch ever smarter phish (in this case, you, as an Office 365, OneDrive, SharePoint, or Dropbox user). Armed with better grammar and embedding your company name and email address within the email and images, and further, using authentic OneDrive or Dropbox URLs to link to, these latest scammers are luring users into providing their username and passwords to the scammers. And, considering many... Read more...

25 Jul 2019

Equifax’s $10 Billion Bet. You Really Don’t Care (Enough to Do Something)

With so many big-name data breaches in recent times, your eyes may have glossed over the recent Equifax consumer data breach settlement. The numbers were big, 147 million consumers had their sensitive information exposed. The penalty, $700 million (or about $5 per person). Source: New York Times, Krebs. Factored into this amount are ways in which consumers can request extra perks, compensation for time spent dealing with the breach and worry about... Read more...

04 Jul 2019

Independence Day – The Good Old Days When Only the NSA Read your Email

This time of year, we usually find ourselves reflecting on the great freedoms we enjoy as Americans, thanks to the bravery of our founding fathers and the militia men and women of that era. Several years ago, we reported an analysis of the alleged revelations made public by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, as a foreshadow of a rising threat to the Constitution which was put in place to protect these freedoms, including 4th Amendment protection from... Read more...

28 Jun 2019

SoftwareONE Adds RMail and RSign by RPost

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Heightened Interest in Email Security, Compliance and Digital Transformation Fuels Demand for RMail Email Encryption Automation and RSign E-signature Services, Now Available through SoftwareONE  With RPost®, SoftwareONE now provides its enterprise customers and service providers of all sizes software and service tools to enable them to digitally transform their organizations, and those of their clients, all with security and compliance in mind. SoftwareONE... Read more...

17 Jun 2019

Do Recommendation Engines Make us Simpler Minded?

Recommendation engines operate behind the scenes everywhere, to make life a little more enjoyable, simpler, and more relevant. But do these make us all narrower minded? YouTube, Netflix, Google Search, Apple News, Facebook feeds, Pinterest posts; these services are all focused on increasing user engagement. More engagement means more reliance on their platforms and ultimately more profits. How do they increase user engagement? They use advanced technologies... Read more...

11 Jun 2019

More MSPs Can Now One-Click Access RPost Services

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RPost Expansion Accelerates  RPost continues to expand its global agreement with Ingram Micro, adding distribution of RMail security and RSign e-signature services across Canada. RPost is a leader in cyber security, compliance and digital transformation software services. Ingram Micro is world’s largest technology distributor. Ingram Micro and RPost will showcase RMail and RSign at Ingram Micro’s June 12 Toronto partner event. “RPost’s... Read more...