phishing concept using fishing lures

Remember that prince from Nigeria that was emailing everyone a few years back, with millions to share, he just needed your banking information.  Phishing emails today are sophisticated, evasive, capable of rewriting their tracks, and can sweep the globe before antivirus algorithms begin to detect them. You already know antivirus alone is not enough, because…

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letter blocks spelling out SPAM

45% of all emails are spam emails – that’s almost half of all emails sent out. Business email addresses are the target of more spam, because for a cyber criminal, access to a corporate or small business server can deliver more bang for their buck. The more accounts a spammer can phish or hack into,…

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Zero Trust Networks

In the era of total connectivity, companies who follow the old ways of doing network security are running great risks. It’s important to understand the Zero Trust Network for small business, why this is the new networking standard for IT security, and how to get started with Microsoft 365. Microsoft offers powerful tools for cloud…

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cover art for guide for small business on limits of antivirus software

It’s easy to assume it won’t happen to you, until it does. Cyber criminals are targeting small businesses in a big way – and the consequences can be shocking. To protect your sensitive data and prevent security issues, our team at TUCU present this free guide to malware and viruses so that you can understand…

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sample phishing email

The internet is a bit like the wild west, except instead of train and bank robbers we now have hackers who attempt to steal your information. The most popular way for these attackers to get control of your systems and companies’ information is through a method called “phishing”. These emails are designed to trick the…

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New Gmail Phishing Email Looks Identical To Gmail Login Page As you know, phishing schemes are increasingly sophisticated, with fakes that appear nearly indistinguishable from genuine websites or email. Today we share with you a new Gmail phishing email scheme that is highly effective because it is difficult to spot. While this attack vector is targeted…

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Ransomware In Canada title over Canadian flag

Canadian Companies More Likely To Pay Ransomware Demands The following findings were the Canadian portion of a study of 540 respondents in 4 countries, and it seems Canadians were more likely to pay ransomware demands.  The study was undertaken by Osterman Research, published by Malware Bytes and reported on by Profit Guide. In this small…

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tips to stay safe from digital criminals

Protect Your Identity And Avoid Being Hacked When Leslie Hughes of Punch Media called and asked if we could put together some notes on staying safe online for one of her upcoming talks, we were happy to oblige. Leslie is a LinkedIn Trainer, Profile Writer & Optimization Specialist Professor of Social Media. CBC called her…

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A Domain Renewal Letter Scam Today’s question is about suspicious letter about an expiring domain received from iDNS Canada. Question: “We received this letter in the mail about one of our domains, but I thought you had our two domains bundled for us.  Do we need to do anything? Here is a scan of the letter.” Answer:  These…

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