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Your Router And Russian Malware

Posted by on in Alerts

SonicWall 2016 LogoYou may have heard recently about some Russian Malware that is going around. The headlines tell you you need to reboot your router to make sure your router isn't a part of a large botnet. Rebooting removes the malware from the device's memory, but it's likely to come back later if you don't lock the device down by changing the default passwords and updating the device. 

If you are a client of ours, however, and are using a SonicWall firewall (either stand-alone or as part of our WestonShield program), then you don't need to worry about rebooting the firewall as Sonicwall devices are not affected.

chromeIn Google’s attempt to secure the web as much as possible and to make browsing safer, it’s making some updates to its Chrome browser based on the assumption that all sites should be secure. By assuming that, it is removing the familiar “Secure” label in the latest browser versions and will remove the label and the little “Lock” icon later this year. Instead, it will be marking sites that are not secure and will start showing red “Not Secure” Warnings if you type data into a non-HTTPS web site.

Read more on Google’s decision on their blog and on Naked Security.

Tagged in: Internet Security

Tech Terms Explained: Modem, Router, Firewall

Posted by on in How To

ConfusedTechnology can be confusing. You’re just trying to run your business, but sometimes it helps tremendously to know some of the tech terms that are being thrown about to help in troubleshooting what might be wrong. We’re thinking about adding this as a semi-regular feature to our newsletter and blog, so let us know what kinds of terms you want explained. This month, we explain the devices that get the internet safely and securely into your office: Your modem, router, and firewall.

Tech Tip: Spotting Malicious Links

Posted by on in Security

seccompOne of the best ways to prevent a nasty infection on your computer is to avoid going to a problematic web site from an email in the first place. But how do you tell if the link you’re looking at is not one you should visit? Avoid phishing scams and avoid malicious links by following some basic rules.

Tagged in: Email Internet Virus

Keep Yourself Secure on Public WiFi

Posted by on in Security

wirelessWhen traveling, it’s always temping to hop onto a hotel, coffee shop, or other free public WiFi to get online and possibly get some work done. You need to be careful, however, to make sure your information and security isn’t compromised along the way.

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