Posts Tagged ‘e-mail;’

Hillary Clinton’s careless disregard for the Safety and Security of the country.

Written by Randy on . Posted in Randy's Blog, Security, Tech

See the Article on I would call this Careless Disregard for the Safety and Security of the country.  Some quotes from the article below:
“Ironically, it appears that Secretary Clinton’s insistence on the use of her personal email system had an unintended consequence: much of her email to State Department staff wound up in their spam bins.” “Department employees must use agency-authorized information systems to conduct normal day-to-day operations because the use of non-Departmental systems creates significant security risks.” “…we assess it is possible that hostile actors gained access to Secretary Clinton’s personal e-mail account.” “110 e-mails in 52 e-mail chains have been determined by the owning agency to contain classified information at the time they were sent or received. Eight of those chains contained information that was Top Secret at the time they were sent; 36 chains contained Secret information at the time; and eight contained Confidential information, which is the lowest level of classification.”  

LinkedIn Hacked

Written by Randy on . Posted in Randy's Blog, Security

117 LinkedIn E-Mails and Passwords Cracked and for sale.  Time to change your passwords (again).  Make sure you don’t use the same passwords for different sites.  I know, it’s easier..  It’s hard to remember all of those passwords.  BUT if you do and just one site gets hacked you potentially open yourself up to all of your logins being compromised. Read more below:    

ALERT: Email scam targeting Businesses using BBB name – BBB News Center

Written by Randy on . Posted in Antivirus, Internet, Randy's Blog, Security, Tech Tip

Be aware that there are many Phishing schemes out there.  It seems even more prevalent during the holidays.  Our wonderful SPAM Filtering (Securence) service pulls them out so we don’t ever really have to look at them.  Except if I choose to review the Quarantine.  Here’s what I found.  Several attempts to get information using the BBB’s name. Phishing Scheme using BBB Logo The Better Business Bureau is aware of the Scam and has a notice here:  ALERT: Email scam targeting Businesses using BBB name – BBB News Center. As a rule NEVER click a link in an e-mail without hovering over it first.  In this case the e-mail said ‘click here’ the link went someplace other than the BBB. Another good rule is to pay attention to who or what e-mail address it’s sent too.  If you’re getting an e-mail instead of Sally in accounting or John in tech support, chances are someone is hoping your curiosity will get the better of you.  Don’t let it! If you’re ever unsure, just call us.  If you don’t have a SPAM solution think about signing up for Securence.  When you do through Intelligent Designs you automatically get a 30 day trial.