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Your small business: target for a breach? No...

Small businesses make easy, lucrative targets for ransomware and malware that harvests Personally Identifiable Information (PII). Employee, customer and vendor data can provide cybercriminals with enough information for fraudulent activities, but there ar…
Maybe you think that as a small business, your risk of a data breach is low because larger companies are bigger targets and therefore more desirable to cybercriminals. Think ag…… https://customcomputer.me/blogs/your-small-business-breach-target

Pandemic Resources

Resources, information and tools for businesses and remote workers unaccustomed to working from outside the office.Computer Service, Network Support, Consulting, Sanford, Maine
This page is dedicated to providing links to what is hoped to be helpful information for the community as we adapt to the Coronavirus pandemic. Cybercriminals take advantage in …… https://customcomputer.me/blogs/covid-19-resources

Mobile Devices: Convenient and Useful, but Present Special Risks

Most of us use smart phones for business and our personal lives, and uses are growing. However, due to their size, rendering of content often obscures information that would more readily identify malicious content. Here are tips to make your use less pron…
Who doesn't have a smartphone? We conduct business from them, run our homes, shop, bank and track our health from them. How many have given up landline phones and only use thei…… https://customcomputer.me/blogs/mobile-devices-convenient-and-useful-present-special-risks

Think you are too small to be targeted by a cybercriminal? Think again.

Do you have a false sense of security? Small businesses actually make fairly lucrative targets and impacts on the small business can be more harmful than for larger ones.
When I meet with clients, especially SMBs, I often hear them say that they feel their business is too insignificant to be a target of cyber-criminals. Why would someone go after …… https://customcomputer.me/blogs/think-you-are-too-small-be-targeted-cybercriminal-think-again

Loss of Data: Causes and Prevention

The time and resources that technology saves are invaluable, but this convenience has a very ugly side. This convenience brings costs, which could include irreparable financial, professional, and social damage. The technology that is designed to make life…
The adoption of technology from the simplest of matters to the most complex problems has rendered us heavily dependent on it. We love paying our bills minutes before they are due…… https://customcomputer.me/blogs/loss-data-causes-and-prevention

SMBs: It is Hackers v. You - Don't Let Them Score

Small to mid-sized businesses can be easy and lucrative targets for cybercriminals because they are typically less protected than large corporations and often have valuable information such as credit card information, Social Security numbers, addresses, d…
Selling stolen IDs and other personal data is a lucrative trade for hackers. They are always looking for sources where vital information is stored. As a small to midsize busine…… https://customcomputer.me/blogs/smbs-it-hackers-v-you-dont-let-them-score

Everyone loves cookies--even cybercriminals

When you visit a site, probably for the first time or from a new device or browser, you will see an alert that mentions the site uses Cookies to offer you a more personalized experience and asks you if you are okay with it. What are these cookies and what…
When you visit a site, probably for the first time or from a new device or browser, you will see an alert that mentions the site uses cookies to offer you a more personalized e…… https://customcomputer.me/blogs/everyone-loves-cookies-even-cybercriminals

Eight common password mistakes to avoid

Research points out that more 80% of data breaches happen due to password hacking, meaning that poor password hygiene is responsible for a majority of cybercrimes that follow data breaches. You can prevent these from happening in your organization.
Research points out that more than 80% of data breaches happen due to password hacking, meaning that poor password hygiene is responsible for a majority of cybercrimes that fol…… https://customcomputer.me/blogs/eight-common-password-mistakes-avoid