|Malicious Software Dupes Users by Scaring Them|
If you’ve seen a popup window warning you that your computer may be infected with a virus, think twice before clicking on it—you might be getting duped into spending money on malware.
Security firm McAfee has published a report early in the year showing that up to a million people worldwide fall victim to so-called “scareware” each year. Scareware, or rogueware, is software that poses as legitimate security software but in reality are dupes to steal credit card information from users, or even worse are Trojan Horses to spread malware. Scareware is distributed primarily through the Internet via malicious websites that pop out windows that fool users into thinking their system may be infected. Users who click on the popup windows are redirected to a website which encourages them to buy fake security software online.
Scareware are especially dangerous as it hits users in many ways: by duping them out of their money, injecting viruses or other forms of malware into their system, or even holding them ransom—for instance, by taking over users’ systems then demanding more payment to free the data stored in the infected computer.
It’s a good thing that there are many ways to protect your system against scareware. One is using security software from legitimate and well established software vendors—through their legitimate sales channels. Another is by being prudent with offers and downloads when online. For a small business there are other ways such as blocking or filtering these malicious websites to ensure the security of the entire business. If you want to find out more about these solutions to protect small business networks—let us know. We offer managed security services for small business that can protect against online threats.
|Are You Keeping Your Disaster Recovery Plan Updated?|
Businesses experience problems or complications all the time. These may range anywhere from natural calamities to accidents to hardware and equipment malfunctions, among many others. They can slow down your business or seriously hamper your operations. Most probably, you have this covered, and you may already have a disaster recovery plan. The question is: when did you last update it?
|How Your Business Will Benefit from Using Electronic Signatures|
Turnaround times are accelerated with the use of electronic signatures because you don’t keep your customers waiting while you search for contracts or forms. Additionally, adding an electronic signature to a document is just like signing on paper. There is no need to change your customers’ habits and they are assured that even with remote handling, all their documents are secure.
|Tools to Edit PDF Files Online for Free|
Here are some free online tools that can help you modify PDF files. What’s even better is they don’t require downloads or installation. The only requirement is an Internet connection and browser.
|Create Small, Easy-to-read URL’s|
Create easy-to-read and type Internet addresses from the long addresses often found on popular sites such as Amazon, eBay, and MapQuest by using online services that shrink the address.