Category: Security

Jan 06, 2021

Man’s Best Friend – The Newest Scam

At Safety Net, we’re big fans of our furry friends and we love having them in our offices (home or traditional) – but we’re definitely not fans of online scams.  Thanks to our security partners at KnowBe4 for sharing this Scam of the Week. With stay-at-home orders in place across the globe, many people are […]

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Dec 07, 2020

“Back to Work” Themed Phishing Scam – Protect Your Credentials!

As some start consider going back to work (in the office), using a fake internal memo from HR, per-user custom-named email attachments, SharePoint Online, and a realistic-looking HR form, this phishing attack has all the ingredients to trick your users. This far into the pandemic, there are groups of users within your organization begging to come […]

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Dec 01, 2020

Giving Tuesday – How to Give Safely

Giving Tuesday is a great idea for organizations and people to give back to people in need, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, this causes concern for an increase in charity scams to arise. The Better Business Bureau provided some helpful tips to help anyone wanting to donate wisely and make the most of their generosity […]

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Nov 25, 2020

Stay Safe (Online) for the Holidays!

The holiday season is officially underway. Cybercriminals are known to exploit the vulnerabilities that come with challenging times, and 2020 has been nothing short of that. As we share our wish lists with family and friends, online shopping is likely to be more popular than ever. Phishing attempts that appeal to our desire to be […]

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Nov 06, 2020

I’ve been Phished. What do I do now?

In an online world, the odds are you regularly receive legitimate emails from utility companies, subscription services like Hulu or Netflix, delivery services like DoorDash or FedEx, even your bank or auto insurance provider. Cyber attackers recognize these companies as a great way to sneak into your device or capture your personal information. They’re using […]

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Oct 15, 2020

8 Questions to Ask Before Connecting Smart Devices

In light of it being cyber security awareness month (the 17th October in a row!) we thought it would be a good time to take a look at smart devices and your home network. As many of us work from home, now more than ever, we need to be vigilant about the new and fun […]

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Sep 10, 2020

Scams Today and How to Avoid Them

Scams are everywhere, and cyber criminals are smart.  They look for ways to exploit trust and goodwill in the rest of society, and then they attack. When it comes to personal information, always remember it’s yours to know and yours to protect. The same is true for your technology – whether at home, school, or […]

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Aug 10, 2020

Are seat belts and air bags enough to protect your IT?

How safe do you feel driving a vehicle that has seat belts and front airbags?  It’s hard to imagine when those components weren’t even required for a car to be on the road.  Basic safety equipment that is now “standard,” was once considered “state of the art” and was reserved for fully loaded vehicles.  As […]

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Mar 24, 2020

Connecting to your Business’ Network from a Home Computer is a Really Bad Idea

Cyber security incidents are rough. They force business systems and files to be shut down, sometimes for several days, while IT teams contain and remediate the problem, and the authorities investigate the breach and possible crime. Having seen businesses go through this and suffer (and in line with one of our core values, “Security is Paramount”) our team is committed to preventing these situations however possible.   […]

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Feb 07, 2020

Coronavirus Phishing Attacks – They’re Contagious!

“The global threat of the coronavirus has everyone’s attention, and the cybercriminals are already taking advantage of it. The bad guys are using the coronavirus as clickbait so they can spread malware and steal your personal information. They’ve crafted their phishing emails to look like they’re coming from health officials such as doctors or national […]

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