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Computer Security Watch – April 24 2014

Safety Tips, The Business Edition
 Today’s Top Threat
The Shredboom is a typical trojan that will perform a host of malicious attacks on your computer. The most noticable effect of this virus will be how it effects the speed of your computer.
Today’s Top Stories
Keeping Your Business Safe From Attack
“According to the 2014 Symantec Internet Security Threat Report, which examines the data from more than 41.5 million attack sensors and records thousands of events per second, spear phishing is not dead – it’s merely evolving. The technique uses fake emails to target a specific organisation in order to gain access to internal data, and although attackers used fewer emails on fewer targets last year, the total number of spear-fishing campaigns was up a startling 91%.
More user awareness and better security means attackers are simply choosing their targets more carefully and sharpening their social engineering tactics, leaving campaigns to run for longer and combining virtual and real-world attacks to increase the odds of success.”
Domains Added To Our Blacklist
In case you want to add them to yours as well.

Best Practices
There are so many ways to protect your business in the modern internet driven world, but I stand firm in saying the best and most practical way is training. Employees are an extension of the business, if they do something wrong, the business feels its reprecussions, if the employee does everything the way they should then everything moves along smoothly. Training employees to; have secure passwords, the websites they go to, and the emails they receive will further help what your IT department is doing on their end to make sure you are secure. You also gain the added benefit of if your IT department has a hiccup at least your employees are already doing the correct thing in order to keep your company safe.

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