Four Steps to Address the Threat of Ransomware

Ransomware is a concerning trend in the modern business world. With each new cybersecurity story that makes the news, it may seem nearly impossible to protect your business from these devastating attacks. However, if you follow certain best practices, you can help protect your network inside and out, while prevent hackers and attackers from negatively affecting your business. Make sure …

Beware ‘SearchNightmare,’ the Latest Microsoft Vulnerability

Last week, we covered “Follina,” the Microsoft security vulnerability affecting Microsoft Office documents. After you opened an affected Office document, a bad actor could potentially take control of your system. This week, the threat turns to “SearchNightmare,” another Microsoft vulnerability. SearchNightmare is not unlike Follina: like the latter, SearchNightmare tricks the victim into opening a malicious document, such as Word …

Watch Out for This Microsoft Office Vulnerability

Security vulnerabilities aren’t fun, especially when they affect products we rely on every day. A new vulnerability, dubbed “Follina,” unfortunately targets a suite of apps you likely use all the time: Microsoft Office. Follina, which Microsoft has identified as CVE-2022-30190, is a remote code execution vulnerability. When exploited, a bad actor can use this vulnerability to run arbitrary code with …

Apple Releases Security Patches for All Devices

Last week, Apple released security patches for the iPhone, iPad, and Mac. While the company didn’t advertise these software updates as security patches, the new versions fix dozens upon dozens of security vulnerabilities across iOS, iPadOS, and macOS. If you have these devices, update them as soon as possible. Apple released iOS 15.5, iPadOS 15.5, and macOS 12.4 on Monday, …

Microsoft Edge Deletes Cookies Every Time You Close Your Browser

When you use an internet browser, like Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge, you generate cookies. Cookies are used to track your activity across websites as you browse, which can be an invasion of privacy. Edge has a built-in solution. Microsoft added a feature to edge that deletes cookies and other browsing data as soon as you close your browser. That …