4 Social engineering scams to watch out for

4 Social engineering scams to watch out for

Every time we learn about a cyberattack that has affected so many businesses, we invest in security technologies that will safeguard our systems. This year, however, social engineering attacks have taken center stage in the Rio Olympics. Using various scams, hackers can circumvent network security systems by convincing gullible users into giving away sensitive information. […]

Set your ransomed files free, for free

Set your ransomed files free, for free

In computers, as in war, encryption is a way of encoding sensitive information so only authorized parties can make use of it. Unfortunately, computer hackers have developed ways to infiltrate your company’s network and systems, take your confidential data hostage, and unlawfully encrypt it. Pay them a ransom and you may or may not get […]

Our CEO Jeff Grace talking about cybersecurity on KNPR

Our CEO Jeff Grace talking about cybersecurity on KNPR

JUL 27, 2016 - Black Hat brings hackers and cybersecurity experts to Las Vegas. The hack of the Democratic National Committee computer systems shows once again that cybersecurity remains a work in progress. Listen to Jeff Grace and other panelists address various topics on hacking, cybersecurity, and the state of the cybersecurity threat landscape in Las Vegas.

5 simple and essential security measures

5 simple and essential security measures

Don’t be put off by the tech jargon of security experts. A good IT service provider like NetEffect will break down complex security concepts into concrete and actionable information. We’ll handle the complex technical work to keep your business and data safe, but a little bit of good information goes a long way to keep you safe.

WordPress 4.5.3 fixes several security bugs

WordPress 4.5.3 fixes several security bugs

WordPress is one of the most popular and reliable content management systems on the market, and for this reason it is also one of the most frequently targeted platform for hackers. Websites that are running older versions of WordPress are often vulnerable to security breaches and data leaks. Seeking to correct a number of bugs, […]

Spoofed email takes down NBA team

Spoofed email takes down NBA team

The NBA Finals may now be over but for one team, the losses keep coming. Yahoo! Sports reported that the Milwaukee Bucks fell victim to a spoofed email scam last month. Names, addresses, Social Security numbers, compensation information and dates of birth of the players were unknowingly sent to a hacker and created a massive […]

Ransomware adopting self-replication

Ransomware adopting self-replication

Although some may have hoped that the threat of ransomware was on the decline, the reality is that it’s quite the opposite. Until now, attacks seemed to be targeted directly at its victims, but Microsoft warns that may no longer be true. With their discovery of self-propagating ransomware it’s vital to fully understand the possible […]

New security flaw in popular image uploader

New security flaw in popular image uploader

ImageMagick, one of the internet’s most widely used image processing services, is susceptible to attacks that may put your site at a huge risk of exploitation, according to recent reports. The discovery of this vulnerability means attackers could potentially steal your site’s data, or corrupt it entirely. Let’s take a look at what your SMB […]

Different types of hackers defined

Different types of hackers defined

Know thy enemy. When it comes to hackers, most business owners get hung up on the technical and mechanical details of a cyber attack forgetting another important aspect: motive. Why are they attacking people and organizations in the first place? And who are they targeting? By answering these questions you’ll have a better understanding of […]

How is BYOD a security risk?

How is BYOD a security risk?

Bring your own device (BYOD) strategy is when an employee uses their personal mobile device to work with your company from anywhere. This strategy can bring about many advantages to your business such as increased efficiency and convenience. However, this can also bring a number of security risks for your IT infrastructure and data. If […]