Blog Archive: Month 01, Year 2018


Cybercriminals use Caller ID Spoofing to mask their phone number when calling a target business so that they appear to be calling from a trusted contact, like your bank – are you prepared to defend against this tactic? Most modern cybercrime tactics are based on technical vulnerabilities. Hackers force their way into a system by taking advan...

January 28th, 2018 is Data Privacy Day, an international effort led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) annually for the purpose of raising awareness about the importance of safeguarding data. Data Privacy Day commemorates the signing of Convention 108, which took place on January 28th, 1981 as the first legally binding international tre...

Cybercriminals are everywhere. Both domestically and around the world, countless hackers work day in and day out to penetrate the digital defenses of businesses just like yours, using a variety of proven, effective, and ever-evolving methods. Whether they infect your system with malware hidden in a seemingly innocuous email attachment or con an uns...

Do you like to dance? Dancing is both a science and an art. The waltz is a beautiful and romantic flowing dance, the foxtrot involves intricate alternating fast and slow steps, and the tango is rigid with its pace starting slow and increasing in intensity. Each of these is recognized by their steps and a set pace, and partners must step in sync...

LinkedIn is the largest professional marketing site with 500 million users, and 40% of them use the platform daily. LinkedIn is still growing in popularity and remains one of the best online platforms to market your business. Here we’ll discuss some ways to optimize your LinkedIn use. Branding Your banner image, logo, photos and messages on Linke...

There are more advanced and elevated ways to configure your home or business network – and Insight Technologies can help facilitate them for you. One outstanding example of this is Ubiquiti Networks’ great router and WiFi products like UniFi, which can advance your networking abilities beyond the common, ordinary wireless networking and cloud confi...

The world is evolving incredibly fast with the help of various technological advancements. Both our homes and our offices are becoming more efficient than ever before. Previously, screens of all shapes and sizes were dominating the marketplace, but now, we’re seeing voice start to take over with many companies building and/or enhancing their own vo...

Social is here to stay. That’s the unanimous sentiment regarding social media as a communication tool – and as a marketing channel. LinkedIn launched publicly before Facebook (2003 and 2006, respectively), and in these past 15 years we’ve seen an evolution, and some might say a revolution. Social media has redefined how society interacts, even a...

LinkedIn is the most popular business and employment-focused social networking site around. Whether you’re happily employed at a fantastic company or you’re still searching for your dream job, it’s simply a must-join site for your professional future. LinkedIn users not only have the ability to connect with people in an effort to grow their netw...

The recent announcement of the vulnerabilities found in the Intel, ARM, and AMD processors has sparked a new phishing campaign and not the good kind of fishing with bait and largemouth bass. Although, these hackers are using a particular kind of bait. While Meltdown and Spectre require access to your system, hackers have various ways to gain acc...

Two critical vulnerabilities were found in Intel chips that could result in a malicious attacker stealing your data, such as photos, emails, documents, browsers, and password managers. How can this affect you? The vulnerabilities called “Meltdown” and “Spectre,” can affect nearly every system built since 1995. This includes computers and phones....

Intel processors are having a Meltdown while AMD and ARM are being attacked by a Spectre. Is a James Bond villain making our computers freak out? No, it’s a new vulnerability found within these processors that affects Windows PCs, Linux, Mac, and even Android phones. A fix has been identified, named KAISER, and all the major companies like Mi...

Potentially every Intel processor sold in the last 10 years could have a critical security vulnerability that puts users at severe risk. It’s often these days that poor IT security comes down to something like human error, and lack of awareness on the users’ part. It’s less often that there’s a widespread design flaw discovered in the technology...

Text is an umbrella term that covers any electronically transmitted written message between two devices—And it’s is a widely used form of communication today. Texts are showing up in both our personal and work lives on a daily basis. In fact, even medical practices have been using instant messaging more frequently to communicate to coworkers and pa...

Ransomware is now a household name, and there’s no going back. Even though cybercriminals have been using ransomware for years now, it wasn’t until the global WannaCry attack that awareness reached critical mass. Doctors and nurses went to work as usual last May in the UK’s Central Manchester University Hospital, but when they went to turn on thei...

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