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4 Security Facts “All Up in Your Business”

Our friends at Symantec released a solid report for 2015 that included data from their global intelligence network that is made up of 57.6 million attack sensors. That is a nerdtastic amount of places to record data – which benefits you.  You can read the …

5 Things to Remember About Microsoft Support Phone Scams

Hi, Kevin here. On a personal front, I was at my parents’ house recently and just happened to be installing a brand new Lenovo Tiny for my father with all the latest and greatest software. By amazing coincidence while I was updating the system to …

6 and a Half Tips to Help Avoid Ransomware

As of June 1st, 2015, there are recent online articles saying the Cryptolocker threat is over… and to those fellow tech bloggers I would jokingly ask – what is the color of the sky in your world? It is correct that the original group behind …

3…OK, 4 Google Searches to Avoid

“I’m not sure how this happened. I wasn’t looking at…bad stuff… or anything like that.” Despite anti-virus, anti-malware, traffic filtering and search engine providers like Google putting in protective measures, there are still some search terms to avoid even today. This is because the folks …

What Would You Do If You Lost Everything?

Happy World Backup Day!  What would you do if you lost everything? This is the question that World Backup Day prompts you to consider when you land on the awareness website. http://www.worldbackupday.com/en/ Thankfully all of Network Medics’ clients have at least a basic technology plan …

3 Surprising Statistics about SPAM Email in 2014

The increase in SPAM has not only been felt by Network Medics’ customers, but worldwide. We utilize a filtering service to eliminate these nonsense emails and protect the integrity of your network, but SPAM attacks can still unfortunately find their way to our inboxes now …

Beware of New Ransomware Virus: Critroni

A while ago, we helped spread word about the Cryptolocker virus and ways to protect what is important to your organization. The Department of Justice seized Cryptolocker’s main botnet and servers in early June, but now cybercriminals have spread a more powerful ransomware virus called …

Heartbleed Bug Announcement

When Heartbleed hit the news, we decided to wait to comment until more technical details emerged from our security vendors like Cisco, Symantec and Watchguard. It appeared there was a lot of hype, but not a lot of substance until about 36-48 hours later. We’re …

Warning: Malicious Cryptolocker Virus

We’ve already sent out an email out to clients about this malicious virus, but we wanted to advise all companies to watch for Cryptolocker. What is ransomware?  Ransomware is a class of malware that restricts access to the computer system it infects, and demands a …