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How to protect your Mac from cyberthreats

Posted on Friday May 28, 2021  |  apple, mac, security tips, firewall, firmware

There’s a myth that Macs are virtually immune to malware and viruses. But it’s exactly that: a myth. While Macs may face fewer threats than Windows computers, they are still vulnerable to a wide array of cyber risks. Fortunately, protecting your Mac is fairly simple. Start with these security tips

 

Outdated firmware: An overlooked threat

Posted on Thursday November 08, 2018  |  managed services, software, hardware, routers, operating system, cybersecurity, firmware

If most of your company's computers are obsolete, they double or even triple your chances of experiencing a data breach. This emphasizes how dangerous it is to have outdated applications, operating systems, and even web browsers. Failing to update your firmware could expose your business to major security threats.

 

Protect your Mac from security threats

Posted on Friday February 23, 2018  |  server, security, privacy, password, mac, firmware, firewall, encryption, apple

Mac users follow certain steps to maintain privacy and protect company data. But if you're too busy or short on resources, you might place security lower on your to-do list. Whatever your reason, the threat is real and you need to take steps to protect yourself.

 

How to secure your IoT devices

Posted on Monday July 24, 2017  |  upnp, security, password, network, iot, internet of things, hardware, firmware

More firms are using the Internet of Things (IoT) to create new business opportunities. For instance, companies that install smart sensors can automate data entry and monitor their inventory. However, if left unsecured, IoT devices also give hackers an opportunity to breach your network. In order to keep attackers at bay, we advise you take the following precautions with your IoT devices.

 

Wikileaks details router vulnerabilities

Posted on Tuesday June 27, 2017  |  wireless networks, wikileaks, wannacry, security, routers, firmware, cia

When we write about how antivirus software isn't enough to keep you safe from malware, it's not just scare tactics. There are so many ways hackers can break into your system that antivirus solutions will never catch. For a real-world example, look no further than the router exploit kit recently leaked from the CIA.

 

Firmware: the threat most users overlook

Posted on Tuesday April 18, 2017  |  routers, managed services, hardware, firmware, cyber security

2017April18Hardware_AFor decades, one of the most foundational principles of cyber security has remained the same: Always update and patch your software. But for most people, hardware is exempt from this process. They think of hardware as nothing more than a vessel for software to occupy -- and that's totally incorrect. Read on to learn more about this oft-neglected aspect of IT security.

 

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