Category: Security

Sep 07, 2017

The 1 “Don’t” and 3 “Do’s” When Sending Sensitive Info

Mortgage lenders, medical assistants, engineers, legal secretaries, benefits administrators and HR generalists. What do these professions have in common? They all regularly handle sensitive information. Whether it’s Personally Identifiable Information (PII) like a client’s Social Security number, intellectual property like drawings of a proprietary product, or your company’s bank account details, failing to secure the […]

Aug 24, 2017

Two-Factor Authentication: What is it? Why should you care?

What is it? Have you ever received a code on your phone that you had to enter on Google or Amazon to finish logging in? That’s a form of multi-factor authentication. Entering only a username and password is considered single-factor authentication. Multi-factor authentication requires another level of protection, more than just a password, to access […]

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Jun 27, 2017

Yes, there’s another one! What you should know about NotPetya

You may have already heard in the news about another widespread ransomware attack taking down large companies, hospitals, and transportation systems around Europe and the U.S. Labeled “NotPetya” by security authority Kaspersky Lab, it uses the same Windows vulnerability that the Wannacry ransomware did just a few weeks ago. The Safety Net team, including Senior Security Engineer Jeff […]

Dec 15, 2015

Digital holiday scams – be wary!

by Jeff Mertz, Senior Network Engineer This holiday season many of us will shop online. It’s important to stay extra vigilant during this busy time and follow basic security principles to prevent exploitation by criminals with digital holiday scams. While you’re out there trying to get the perfect gift for that special someone, the bad guys […]

Dec 04, 2015

3 Ways to Identify Phishing Attacks

Safety Net has been seeing a heightened volume of phishing attacks over the last several weeks. This is in line with the general trends that are being seen across the globe. Phishing is an email attack attempting to trick you into either opening an attachment that contains a virus, clicking a web link that contains […]

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Nov 25, 2015

Security Alert – Dell Certificate Vulnerability

This week, Dell announced that recent shipments of its PCs had a certificate that was improperly configured. The result is a vulnerability that could pose a security risk as web traffic has the potential to be intercepted on a local network in certain settings. The Firefox web browser does not appear to be affected by […]

Oct 17, 2014

Release of New Microsoft Security Updates

Cyber security awareness has been at a heightened level this year, not only in the media, but at Safety Net as well. This week, Microsoft made an announcement about new vulnerabilities discovered in their operating systems and associated software. These are not as critical as other security flaws that we’ve provided updates on in the past, and […]

Oct 10, 2014

Cisco ASA Firewall Security Flaw: What You Should Know

Cisco has released a security advisory regarding numerous, serious vulnerabilities discovered in its Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) firewall software. Our Cisco Certified Security Professional Jeff Mertz has analyzed this advisory in detail on Cisco ASA firewall security. Based on the configurations and documentation in our records, we have determined the following: Our managed service (Your Net) clients […]

Sep 26, 2014

Shellshock: What You Should Know about this Security Flaw

A new security flaw known as “Shellshock” or the “Bash Bug” has been identified. It affects UNIX-based operating systems, which include Linux and Mac OS X (desktops, laptops and servers). It has the potential to let attackers take control of your computer, as well as gain access to data and services in the cloud. It is important to […]

Apr 29, 2014

Microsoft’s Internet Explorer Security Flaw: What You Should Know

Microsoft warned customers over the weekend that a vulnerability in its Internet Explorer browser (Versions 6-11) could allow hackers to gain access to their computers. According to available information, this security flaw is being exploited on Adobe Flash-driven websites.As of this morning, Microsoft has not announced when fixes will be available for download. We recommend using another web […]