ELIJAH Digest | February 7, 2018

Written by Jon Isenberg on February 7, 2019

IN THE NEWS Subject: Cybersecurity Managed Services – How Secure Is Your Email From Infection? How often do you visit the Web – not just opening a web browser and surfing to your favorite website, but using your email as well? In 2018, less than 5% of all email is managed by an Exchange Server, which means that 95% of all email relies on the internet. Internet mail is defined as opening up a web browser or an Outlook client to access your email. This can include mail from the following sources, as an example: Gmail.com Yahoo.com Sbcglobal.net Comcast.net Outlook.com The question becomes – how secure is your mail? Is there a mail service that is blocking your mail from hackers or from infections? Probably not, unless you are using software specifically for this purpose. One of the software products that can be used for this purpose is Advanced Threat… Read more »

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ELIJAH Digest | January 24, 2018

Written by Web Admin on January 24, 2019

IN THE NEWS Subject: Make Cybersecurity Your 2019 New Year’s Resolution With the arrival of 2019, comes new motivations and resolutions. For 2019, the one thing every computer user should focus on is Data and Cybersecurity. After a long, busy year full of hacks, breaches, and ransomware infections, 2018 ended with an avalanche of fresh cybersecurity news. Weather Channel, for instance, was accused of having its mobile app track user location information for illicit reasons. Also making headlines was Marriott International – having acknowledged that its monumental 2018 breach, which exposed the reservation records of nearly 400 million users, included the loss of 5 million unencrypted passport numbers. Other nefarious schemes continue to proliferate. Hackers have recently started targeting Microsoft Office users through a phishing scheme that pretends to be an Office 365 non-delivery message. A prompt appears asking users to click “Send Again” before leading to a website that… Read more »

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ELIJAH Digest | January 10, 2018

Written by Jon Isenberg on January 10, 2019

IN THE NEWS Internet of Things set for growth in 2019? January is an important month in technology history: the opening of the first underground railway service in London in 1863; in 1927, the first commercial transatlantic phone service was made available; the ordering of the development of a space shuttle program by President Nixon in 1972; and the unveiling of Mac OS X in 2000. In January 2019, the Internet of Things seems poised to really take off (“IoT”). IoT, as defined by Wikipedia, “is the network of devices such as vehicles and home appliances that contain electronics, software, actuators, and connectivity which allows these things to connect, interact and exchange data. Embedded with technology, these devices can communicate and interact over the Internet, and they can be remotely monitored and controlled.” The most common IoT device is your Smartphone. Other examples include wireless thermostats, doorbell cameras, smart watches,… Read more »

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