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4 holiday shopping scams to avoid in 2020: Phishing, pyramid schemes and more

November 23rd, 2020 Posted by Life and Culture, Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “4 holiday shopping scams to avoid in 2020: Phishing, pyramid schemes and more”

“The 2020 holiday season is in full swing, and so are cybercriminals! Bone up on some of the latest scams and how to avoid becoming a victim this year.”

Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


The holidays are upon us, and this season more of us will be on our computers working and shopping than ever before. While many of us will be taking some time off during the holidays, be aware, cybercriminals and scammers look at the holiday season as one of their most significant opportunities of the year. If you want to up your safety game this season, take a quick read of this article by Dale Smith for CNET.COM. Smith helps with ways to identify scams and more. Enjoy the read and be diligent!


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E-mobility: The next target for hackers

November 16th, 2020 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “E-mobility: The next target for hackers”

“Hackers continue to venture into new areas as technology advances. If you or your clients have a mobile fleet, you’ll want to read this.”

Glenn Baruck, DigiTek


In our ongoing quest to make the world a better place by making the things around us “Smarter,” everything, every day, is becoming more connected. One of the new frontiers that are coming online in this smarter world is e-mobility. This new vehicle technology shows incredible promise for the environment, the way we commute and how we deliver commerce. However, along with these benefits comes the safety stakes of a moving vehicle getting hacked.  This article by author Sam Bocetta for SECURITYINFOWATCH.COM provides information and in-depth suggestions for combating this expanding threat. 


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How businesses can fight back against online scammers

November 10th, 2020 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “How businesses can fight back against online scammers”

“As scammers become more sophisticated and their schemes harder to detect, there are some legal remedies for targeted organizations.”

Glenn Baruck, DigiTek


Online scammers continue to evolve as organizations, and their teams continue to work from home. While training and other informational resources have raised awareness of simple phishing scams (stay alert; they’re still a threat), experts warn that scammers are evolving and becoming more sophisticated. Some of the more elaborate schemes include registering domain names remarkably similar to legitimate company domains and sending emails from those domains pretending to be executives or team members from legitimate organizations. In other instances, scammers will create mirror websites of legitimate companies using these similar domains to scam customers. In these cases, there are some legal ways to fight back! This article by Philip Nulud for SECURITYINFOWATCH.com provides insight and advice on these legal options.


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Can multi-factor authentication save us from password-based attacks?

November 9th, 2020 Posted by Life and Culture, Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Can multi-factor authentication save us from password-based attacks?”

While cybercrime continues to explode, one thing hasn’t changed. According to the experts, we are still pretty lame in creating our passwords.”

Glenn Baruck, DigiTek


Check your favorite news source, and you will see it’s still happening at an alarming rate. Cybercriminals are everywhere and looking for their next victim. Large corporations, SMBs, personal accounts and organizations of all types are in their crosshairs. Many times, the only thing standing in their way are the passwords we create. Our password creation skills are where some of the most significant concern lies as experts try to figure out the best ways to protect ourselves, our customers and assets. Looking at the current state of passwords is seems that most of us need something to prevent our worst instincts when it comes to choosing passwords: using personal information, predictable keystroke patterns, password variations, well-known substitutions, single words from a dictionary, and – above all – reusing the same password for many different private and enterprise accounts. Shifting our focus into the future, especially for organizations, we need to figure out what an effective, modern password policy looks like. This article, written by Sam Bocetta for SECURITYINFOWATCH.com, covers the topic well and provides some practical help to boot.


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10 Ways to Boost Your Wi-Fi Signal

November 3rd, 2020 Posted by Life and Culture, Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “10 Ways to Boost Your Wi-Fi Signal”

Your wi-fi signal strength can make you crazy and bring your WFH productivity to a grinding halt. Thankfully, there are steps you can take to improve the situation.”

Glenn Baruck, eDot


In our current WFH and homeschooling environments, wi-fi signal strength in your home is imperative to productivity and your sanity! Browsing slowing to a crawl, the inability to stream, dropped wi-fi signals, wireless dead zones—every one of these problems is maddening and a good indicator that you need to address your wi-fi signal strength. If you are suspicious that your wi-fi has gotten sluggish, there are many tools you can use to test the speed of your internet. There are also a few tricks you can try to troubleshoot your network issues. If, however, the only way you can get decent reception is by standing next to your wireless router, this article by Whitson Gordon for PCmag.com is for you! The piece features some simple tips that can help optimize your network and additional insight, links and advice for getting things back up to speed.


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Government Warns Of ‘Imminent Cybercrime Threat To U.S. Hospitals’

November 2nd, 2020 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Government Warns Of ‘Imminent Cybercrime Threat To U.S. Hospitals’”

Ransomeware attacks against our healthcare system are coming at a terrible time. More may follow, as hospitals are put on high-alert to protect their data and systems.”

Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


Cybercriminals from Eastern European countries again hit several hospitals with coordinated ransomware attacks last week. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the FBI and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said the virus is a strain of Trickbot malware, “often leading to ransomware attacks, data theft and the disruption of healthcare services.” The FBI has issued warnings that more attacks may follow. These coordinated attacks, if successful, could paralyze hospital information systems just as nationwide cases of COVID-19 are spiking.
Agencies are urging institutions to take necessary precautions to protect their networks. More details on the current attacks and recent attacks in September is available in this article by O’Ryan Johnson for CRN.com news.


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