When I read this article, I was reminded of the “No soup for you!” line from Seinfeld. If you don’t follow the cook’s rules, you don’t get soup! Microsoft is taking a similar approach, blocking security updates if you’re using Intel and AMD’s latest processors, but not Microsoft latest operating system, Windows 10. As detailed
No Security Updates for you!
One of our security reports looks for suspicious activity, and today, I wanted to share an attack being made against my Windows computer. This is four hours of attack data: This is an example of a brute force attack, in which an attacker attempts to access a system by using combinations of usernames and
Andrew is our most recent team member, starting this past December. Residing in Ebensburg, with his fiance’, Elyse, Andrew is a Bishop Carroll High School and York Technical Institute graduate, with a degree in Network Administration and Security. Andrew has been working with small and medium businesses for the past eight years. The past two
Trouble comes in pairs. Over the weekend, a client hosting a site on our server was compromised, which resulted in the clients website sending fraudulent emails. This further complicated our issues from last week, resulting in a delayed delisting from Yahoo. We have the website issue resolved. We’ve temporarily configured SpamTitan to route all Yahoo.com
In recent days, it has become apparent that we must continue to tighten and enforce email throttling controls on our servers. We’ve had numerous reports of emails being delayed, primarily to Yahoo and AOL servers, due to mass email complaints (bulk email). We currently have two different email servers for our clients, Smartermail and SpamTitan.
Education has been a focus of ours for the past few years, starting with our Security Awareness and Training video, which educates staff members on security threats and good computing practices. Since then, we’ve written articles, blog posts, conducted webinars and seminars, and even phished our clients, all in an effort to further educate our
Dear Potential Victim, This is an example of a new type of phishing attack, where the attacker sends you an email with a PDF attachment, neither of which contain overly suspicious wording, broken English, or links to Russian websites. Often times, they’re sent using compromised user accounts from perfectly legitimate email providers, such as Office
On Sunday, March 5th at 9PM EST, we’ll be performing maintenance on our Hosted VoIP server. This maintenance task involves updating the operating system and software modules on the server. We anticipate minimal downtime during this maintenance cycle. Thank You, PrecisionBS Support