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Social Media Filled With Cyberthief Landmines

Posted on May 13, 2019

Billions of users visit social-media sites daily. It’s an addiction many of us can’t avoid. We use these platforms to get our news, keep in touch with friends, display our emotions, let others know what’s going on in our lives – whether good or bad – or pursue careers.

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Tagged: Internet, Cyberthieves, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Social Media, Instagram

Cyberthieves Starting To Zero-In On Internet of Things

Posted on May 06, 2019

Turn on the lights. Open the front door. Set the home-security system. Heck just start the car. The Internet of Things (IoT) has taken over our lives.

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Tagged: IT Services, Internet, IOT, Cyber, Cyberthieves

Do Not Ignore Security

Posted on April 29, 2019

FlexMagic Consulting was a small business tucked away in Centennial, Colorado. It had nine employees, more than 30 years of service and annual revenues reaching more than $2 million. It was an ideal mom-and-pop shop that should have provided services for years to come.

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Businesses Not Securing Printers Could Be Put In Harm's Way

Posted on April 23, 2019

As companies scramble to secure their networks, workstations and mobile gadgets, many ignore printers, a device cyberthieves are finding fruitful in their quests to exfiltrate data from targets. Printers have evolved from their days as dot-matrix, noise-polluting hardware into powerful networked equipment that carry vulnerabilities like other endpoints.

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Formjacking Is The Newest Con

Posted on April 17, 2019

Cyberthieves’ dedication to fool users is a never-ending process. What is vogue today is history tomorrow. It leaves users scrambling to remain alert before their pertinent information falls into the wrong hands.

Formjacking is the newest con. It’s quickly becoming more popular than cryptojacking and ransomware and proving to be more detrimental. Formjacking focuses on stealing personally identifiable information (PII).

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Tagged: IT Security, Ransomware, Cryptojacking, Bitcoin, Formjacking, Con

Interested in Technology?

Posted on April 08, 2019

Why work for Apogee IT Services?  At Apogee IT Services, we are a team of talented, dedicated, disciplined IT professionals who strive to be the best in our industry for our clients and our staff. We get our reputation and recognition because of our talented, experienced, and fun staff.

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Tagged: technology, internship, jobs, Interested

My Internship Experience at Apogee IT Services

Posted on April 05, 2019

As soon as I sat down in my first marketing course at Duquesne University, the first words out of my professor's mouth were "Get ready for internships, they will be the best experience you can get." That professor was not wrong. The time since then has truly flashed before my eyes; how am I already a senior, graduating in May?! As Summer 2018 came to an end, I realized that my life was going to change dramatically, but for the better.

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Tagged: Managed Services Provider, Apogee News, leadership, internship

What You Need to Know About Cryptojacking: The Newest Cybersecurity Threat

Posted on March 21, 2019

Cryptocurrency entered the international stage in November 2008. An anonymous person or group, named Satoshi Nakamoto, authored a whitepaper introducing Bitcoin, a decentralized, peer-to-peer digital currency that would revolutionize the way people made monetary transactions.

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Tagged: IT Security, Security, Security breach, Phishing, Security Threats, Cryptojacking, Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin

Growing IT Security Threats Facing Law Firms: Ransomware in 2019

Posted on March 07, 2019

In 2018, we wrote a blog post that detailed when law firms should consider switching to managed services. The article discussed the various technology issues that signal the need for a change in how their IT is managed. One area we talked about was falling behind the IT security curve, or in other words, not proactively keeping systems protected from the latest cyber threats. In 2019, that issue has taken on even more importance as there are mounting concerns surrounding access control, data integrity, and other IT security threats – specifically ransomware.

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Tagged: IT Security, Legal, Law Firms, Ransomware, Security Threats

Do Not Feed the Phish

Posted on February 21, 2019

Spotting a bad email is a daunting task, especially for an employee with more pressing matters. Questionable emails are cluttered with wording in small type and display fancy designs. They bait you into believing you’re in trouble or hit the jackpot. For example:

Your mortgage payment is past due. Please click on the link below to make a payment and avoid late fees.

*Click!*

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Tagged: IT Security, Quick Tips, Security, Phishing

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