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Be smart when you shop online

Fact: The number one cybercrime of 2017 was related to online shopping: non-payment for or non-delivery of goods purchased. TekTip: Shop at websites you trust Only shop on sites that start https: s stands for “secure” Avoid shopping while using public Wi-Fi Pay with a credit card: it protects you more than a debit card…

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Thesearen’tthedrioidsyou’relookingfor

Fact: 39% of adults in the US use the same or very similar passwords for multiple online services; for adults age 18-28, that number increases to 47%. And chances are, your password is already out there. Tek Tips: Create long passphrases that are easy to remember, yet hard to crack Use a different passphrase for…

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Attention auto dealerships: You’re never too small to be hacked!

Reputation. It means everything to your small dealership. It’s what gets people talking about your dealership, gets potential customers on your lot and helps close the sale. It’s also what you lose when you fall victim to cyber-attacks. When a cyber-attack happens, it’s more than likely that the community will find out. When they do,…

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Don’t Open That!!!

Social engineering is about making you fail. But you can beat it.  Let’s talk about social engineering for a minute.  And no, this does not mean masterfully planning the layout of your party to maximize guest interaction, minimize personality conflicts and keep the lactose intolerant from embarrassing themselves due to mislabeled food.  Social engineering is…

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Hackers are not Unicorns

Hackers are real. And you don’t want to find that out the hard way. In today’s world, we’ve become very familiar with the term “hacking.” It’s a subject of movies and TV, it’s a frequent news topic, and it’s why we get regular updates for our devices. However, even with these reminders we seem to…

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Pink Floyd was wrong: We do need more education!

Fact: 95% of cybersecurity breaches are due to human error. TekTip: Training isn’t a “one and done” thing. Make sure training is consistent – quarterly if not more often. It takes seven times of hearing something to internalize and remember it. Keep reminding. Hackers are constantly evolving; continue talking about the newest threats. Are you…

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Biggest a-has from the Northwest Cybersecurity Symposium

Teknologize had the amazing opportunity to sponsor and participate in the Northwest Cybersecurity Symposium this week. The symposium, held over two days in Richland, WA at the Discovery Hall at PNNL, was a chance for researchers and industry professionals to talk about what is happening in cybersecurity today, how the field is changing, and new…

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She’s Not That Into You: She Just Wants You for Your Data

Fact: In 2017, spear-phishing emails were the most widely used infection vector, employed by 71 percent of those groups that staged cyber-attacks. TekTips: Resist the temptation of posting everything happening in your life online. Don’t post on social media when you’re on vacation. Don’t post the names of your kids or pets or your birthday…

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