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10 Dangerous Phishing Attack Trends To Know About In 2021

September 8th, 2021 Posted by Life and Culture, Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “10 Dangerous Phishing Attack Trends To Know About In 2021”

“Are you familiar with brand impersonation, business email compromise, initial access brokers and more? If you are not familiar with these and other dangerous phishing attacks, it’s time to brush up!”

Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


Phishing attacks continue to be a primary weapon of choice for cybercriminals. These attacks come in all shapes and sizes, and bad guys are getting more creative with each passing day! In fact, according to data from the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center last year, phishing attacks (via email and SMS texts) accounted for more than double the number of incidents compared with other types of computer crime.

Awareness is an excellent beginning to protecting your organization. Recently, experts identified the ten most dangerous phishing attack trends of 2021. Learn about these prominent attack types in this superb piece by Michael Novinson for CRN.com.  


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5 Tips to Avoid Smishing Scams

August 31st, 2021 Posted by Life and Culture, Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “5 Tips to Avoid Smishing Scams”

“Phishing, Smishing, what’s the difference? You should know so you can prepare and prevent for both!”

Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


You are probably familiar with the term “Phishing Scams” and how cybercriminals use these email techniques to gain access to critical information and more. A phrase you may not be as familiar with is “Smishing Scams” and how these SMS attacks are becoming more common with the bad guys using this type of attack to lure you into clicking a potentially harmful link or giving out critical information as well.

Check out this short but revealing read on “Smishing Scams” from the University of Hawai’i Federal Credit Union for an excellent explanation of their nature and tips on avoiding becoming a victim and what to do if you fear you have.


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What to Do If You’re Concerned About the T-Mobile Data Breach

August 17th, 2021 Posted by Life and Culture, Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “What to Do If You’re Concerned About the T-Mobile Data Breach”

“Another large data breach, and you may be exposed. Here is what to do if you’re concerned.”

Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


This breach is a big one! According to a report first published Sunday on the tech site Motherboard, criminals claim to have copied more than 100 million subscribers’ account data, including names, physical addresses, phone numbers, Social Security numbers, and driver’s license numbers. While data breaches are now a regular occurrence, experts say this one may be of additional concern given the depth of information stolen and put up for sale on the web. You can take several steps to help protect yourself highlighted here in this piece by Allen St. John for consumerreports.org.


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Report: The iPhone 14 will be a major upgrade, and it will be made of titanium

August 16th, 2021 Posted by Life and Culture, Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Report: The iPhone 14 will be a major upgrade, and it will be made of titanium”

“If you’re thinking about your next iPhone upgrade or coming into the Apple iPhone family, you might want to wait until the release of the iPhone 14!”

Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


Attention iPhone users contemplating when to upgrade and potential new iPhone users! According to information in a recent investor note from JPMorgan Chase seen by AppleInsider and MacRumors, the iPhone 14 will be a MAJOR upgrade and made of titanium alongside or instead of aluminum or stainless steel. Get more details in this article by Samuel Axon for arstechnica.com.


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The Evolution of Cabling Meets Expanding Technology Demands

August 10th, 2021 Posted by Life and Culture, Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “The Evolution of Cabling Meets Expanding Technology Demands”

“Our need for speed makes cabling infrastructure more important than ever!”

Glenn Baruck, Chicago Voice & Data


Technology is moving fast! With the upcoming arrival of 5G, experts predict that the Internet of Things (IoT) will soon bring 30 billion connected devices online. This smart device explosion, coupled with presently unknown innovations and inventions, will put additional demands on bandwidth, placing commercial buildings on the front lines of the ongoing rapid technology evolution.

In this article for Securityinfowatch.com, author Matt Powers dives into the nuts and bolts of these technology challenges for commercial building owners and how they can affect business operations in the future.


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8 Easy Symbols to Make Google Work Better for You

August 9th, 2021 Posted by Life and Culture, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “8 Easy Symbols to Make Google Work Better for You”

“If you want to become a Google Search maven, this piece has some amazing tips for you!”

Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


If you are a regular Google Search user (who isn’t, right?), then Tate Hand’s article for Digital Third Coast.com is for you! In the story, Tate provides 8 easy and effective symbols to help make you a concise Google search guru!


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