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5 emerging customer identity threats

December 4th, 2019 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “5 emerging customer identity threats”

“While it may sound like a broken record, you cannot afford to tune out critical information on identity threats to your business/customers.”

– Glenn Baruck, Chicago Voice & Data


Data thefts continue to rise and alter the profitability and survival of companies of every size. In response to the evolution of data hacking methods, data security tools and techniques are continually evolving to help protect companies and their customer data. At the same time, legislation to encourage companies to better protect their customer data continues to grow as well. This article by Rakesh Soni for Security Infowatch examines the current state of data security, the top threats from 2019 that have the attention of security experts around the globe, and highlights things your organization can do now to reduce risk.

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How To Stop Public USB Ports From Hacking Your Phone

December 3rd, 2019 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “How To Stop Public USB Ports From Hacking Your Phone”

“It’s not just malware or charging cords; now, public charging stations can be booby-trapped too!”

– Glenn Baruck, DigiTek Security


The L.A. County District Attorney’s office put out a scary warning the week of 11/15/19:  That USB charger provided at airports, hotels, or other public locations could be loaded with malware that will hack your charging phone or tablet, reports ZDNet. Yes, they are everywhere; bad guys want your information and are continually developing new ways to it. If you travel often or rarely, this short 1 minute read by Sean Captain for Fast Company is worth your time to help keep your data and other information safe on your mobile phone.

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7 Tips For Protecting Smart Home Devices Against Cyberattacks

November 27th, 2019 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Technology 0 thoughts on “7 Tips For Protecting Smart Home Devices Against Cyberattacks”

“Be diligent about smart device security; if not, you may be making a dumb move.”

– Glenn Baruck, DigiTek Security


We’ve all seen advertisements for smart home devices that paint a promising picture of a sophisticated home that’s well, “smart.” If you are old enough to remember, smart home ads will bring back memories of The Jetsons and the convenience that automated home devices can bring to your busy life. Ah, the automatic vacuum cleaner, the helpful digital assistant, the smart thermostat, the smart security system. These fantastic products aim to help simplify our lives in ways we may have never imagined. However, if you decide to take the journey into the future and add these devices to your home, experts warn that it pays to be smart about security when purchasing and setting them up. Get up to speed on best practices in this article by David Smith for Security INFOWATCH.

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Report: Cyberattacks against SMBs on the rise

November 27th, 2019 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Report: Cyberattacks against SMBs on the rise”

“If you are a small business, now is not the time to get complacent. Cyberattacks against SMBs are again on the rise, and your company could be the next target.”

– Glenn Baruck, eDot


Small business owners beware, according to the results of a new study, attacks against SMBs continue to rise at an increasing rate. The “2019 Global State of Cybersecurity in Small and Medium-Sized Business,” which was commissioned by security and encryption software provider Keeper Security and conducted by The Ponemon Institute, found that 66% of SMBs globally had suffered a cyberattack within the past 12 months. SMBs also reported that the attacks against them are growing in their sophistication. In this recent article by Joel Griffin for Security Infowatch, Griffin highlights the latest in these SMB cyber-security attacks and how companies are fighting to combat them.

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There’s a scary new reason not to borrow a stranger’s iPhone cable

November 26th, 2019 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “There’s a scary new reason not to borrow a stranger’s iPhone cable”

“Next time you misplace your charging cable, think twice before using the one offered to you by that kind stranger in the coffee shop or airport.”

– Glenn Baruck, eDot


Yes, the ever-familiar lightning cable can now become your biggest nightmare if you are not careful. If you are an iPhone or iPad user, this brief article by Michael Grothaust for Fast Company should be on your MUST-READ list. According to Grothaust, a hacker has created a rogue Lightning cable that, when plugged into your device, lets the bad guys take over your device remotely. The nastiest part about this new creation is that it is not a one-off creation but is now ready for mass production so anyone can buy one and is being offered on hacking websites as you read this.

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How To Keep Screens From Ruining Your Vision

November 19th, 2019 Posted by Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “How To Keep Screens From Ruining Your Vision”

“We’re spending more and more time staring into our screens. Is the blue light exposure damaging our vision?”

– Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


Our screen time seems to be increasing daily. From laptops to smartphones, it is getting harder and harder to break away from our blue light-emitting screens. As our screen time continues to grow, many of us are concerned with the effects of blue light exposure on our vision health. If you share these concerns, here is a five minute read written by Dr. Phillip Yuhas for Fast Company. Dr. Yuhas that covers the effects our screens do and do not have on our health.

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