HACKERS CAN GET INTO YOUR NETWORK BY FAXING A PICTURE TO YOUR ALL-IN-ONE PRINTER!!

HACKERS CAN GET INTO YOUR NETWORK BY FAXING A PICTURE TO YOUR ALL-IN-ONE PRINTER!!

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/hackers-could-use-fax-machines-to-take-over-entire-networks-researchers-warn/ar-BBLSdUW   (CLICK ON THIS LINK)

 

WINDOWS 10 and ANTI-VIRUS PROGRAMS

If you have Windows 10, you may start to experience issues with popular anti-virus programs such as McAfee, AVG, Malware Bytes, etc.

 

It appears that they may be conflicting with the built-in Microsoft protection software called “Windows Defender”.

 

In theory, “Windows Defender” should render itself inactive when it senses that another anti-virus program has been installed.  Sometimes this doesn’t happen, so you may have to play around with some program settings.

 

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN (OR KNOW OF ANYONE) HACKED OR BEEN A VICTIM OF RANSOMWARE or MALWARE?

Interestingly, we have found some advanced instances where the hacker also secretly installed an undetectable “back door” when the hack occurred.

 

The victim has successfully blocked the primary breach but, unfortunately, does not know of the secondary “back door” that was also installed.

 

What happens in this case is that this “back door” can quietly send out important company information such as user ids, passwords, customer lists, and financial information — without the knowledge of the victim and undetectable by anti-virus software.

 

Sometimes, these “back doors” can even open up a temporary doorway for the hacker to come back in with some form of remote access.

 

If you know of anyone who has been hacked in the past and who feels that something is just not right (intermittent slow bandwidth, sluggish server, etc.), this may be the reason.

 

If they feel uneasy and cannot find an issue, have them give us a call at (805) 445-4833.

 

COMPANY INSURANCE POLICY SUGGESTION

If you don’t already have it, you may want to consider adding Cyber Security insurance to you company business insurance.

 

The insurance may not save you from a cyberattack, but it could have help you recover some of your hard dollar losses in case this happens to you.

 

The cost is usually VERY reasonable.

 

SOME GOOD SECURITY SUGGESTIONS IF YOU USE AMAZON

https://fxn.ws/2NODB6g   (click on link)

 

FOR YOU TECH HEADS — SPINNING HARD DRIVES MAY SOON DISAPPEAR

https://news.samsung.com/global/samsung-introduces-far-reaching-v-nand-memory-solutions-to-tackle-data-processing-and-storage-challenges

(click on link)

 

TECH ADVICE/TRIVIA – EVER WONDER WHY YOUR DISK SPACE SIZE CALCULATIONS ARE NOT RIGHT?

Most likely this is because you think that 1KB is 1,000 bytes.

 

Actually, 1KB is 1,024 bytes.

 

This in itself is not too different from 1,000. However if you are calculating 1MB (1Mega Bytes), you could be off by a bunch.

 

1MB is actually 1024×1024 bytes.  Which is actually equal to – 1,048,576 bytes NOT 1,000,000 bytes.

 

This is a significant difference.

 

The same applies to 1GB.  1GB is equal to 1024x1024x1024 bytes or 1,073741,824 bytes, not 1,000,000,000 bytes.

 

As you can see, as you go up in scale, assuming 1KB is 1,000 bytes can lead to a sizeable error.

 

MISCELLANOUS NOTES – click on links below:

Do you want to know how long it will take hackers to crack your password using “BRUTE FORCE”? — CLICK HERE!!

 

AFFORDABLE IT SUPPORT PROGRAM

Save money on your existing IT Support or add to your existing support.

Call us about our new affordable month-to-month program.

(805) 445-4833 – ask for George

 

INCLUDE OFFSITE BACKUPS AND CYBER SECURITY TO YOUR IT/MSP SUPPORT!!!

 

Just email us or call us to see how we can set up a full MSP/IT support plan that includes fully monitored OFFSITE backups AND CYBER SCURITY – to protect your company from ransomware and disasters (think – RAIN, FIRE, MUD, RANSOMWARE)!!!!!!

 

 

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For the BEST VoIP, please call AXION:

Mr. John Iarussi

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jiarussi@axionco.com

(805) 465-6251

 

They are definitely the people to talk to – professional, knowledgeable, smart, and honest.

 

Please let him know that Oasis Technology from Camarillo sent you!

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