#clickslowly: Is It a Phishing Email?

 

What is a phishing (or spoof) email?
A phishing or spoof email is an email that is falsely disguised as a person or entity you know. Often times the email will indicate to take action by clicking a link in the email or open an attachment in the email.

AVOIDING DISASTER

Here is just one example of how our all-inclusive, NEXT GENERATION technology support provides the best to your Chicagoland business to remain productive and continue to grow in your business success.

Setting the scene: Late night, after our client's business hours on a weekday.

Thing #2: Enable 2FA. (But what is Two Factor Authentication (2FA) and why is it so important)?

Simply, two-factor authentication is an extra layer of protection for user accounts. To log-in, you’ll need something you know (your password) and something you hold (such as your smartphone).

First things first, passwords are NOT good enough. Just like continuously changing technology, cybercrime is ever changing and has unfortunately becomes more commonplace.

Thing #1: Prepare for the End of Windows 7

Our 3 part-series, 3 Things Every Business Needs to Accomplish in the Next 6 Months, launches today. The first article in our series is regarding the critical process of preparing for the end of Windows 7. 

 

Do Windows pop-up's on the corner of your computer annoy you? Those reminders aren't there to pest you, but to warn you about the critical end of Windows 7. In January 2020, Windows 7 will no longer be supported or patched by Microsoft.

LATEST CYBERSECURITY ATTACKS END UP WITH YOUR EMPLOYEES NOT GETTING PAID

Here is a scary, but very real story: A company had an employee receive an email from their HR/Accounting department asking the individual to update their direct deposit information, or so the person thought was their colleague.

The employee went on and replied to this email including their bank account information to the “HR/Accounting department”. The individual then followed up (days or weeks later) with their HR/Accounting department when they did not receive a paycheck!

The email, in fact, was not from the person’s employer, but indeed from a cyber-attacker.

Microsoft Office 365- What You Need To Know

If you haven’t heard, Microsoft decided to join the software subscription craze and launched their Office version, Microsoft Office 365. Office 365 works the same as the previous version of Office, but it offers users real-time software updates as well as a few other perks.