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Computer Security Watch – Sept 5, 2014

Prepare For Distaster

Today’s Top Threat
“OSX.Slordu is a Trojan horse that opens a back door on the compromised computer and may steal information.”

Today’s Top Stories
Data Breach – The Best Defense is Vigilance
“There have been several high-profile data breaches impacting millions of consumers in the past year. And along with the details come the constant reminder to be vigilant. Consumer security expert Gerry Egan says awareness is key, but so is understanding what the thieves are after, so you can make it harder for them to win.”
Domains Added To Our Blacklist
In case you want to add them to yours as well.

A Little Preparation Goes A Long Way
Often times we do not think too much about changes, but what might be considered a small change to a network can have a huge over reaching impact. Recently one of our customers opted to change ISP’s, and it was a good decision for them. Howeve,r when you have servers, vpns, and specialized machinery it can get quite complicated. Fortunately they had given us plenty of time to get a specialist ready for the VPN changes, for the servers, and for the specialized machinery. Sure, it took a while, but if they sprung it on us last minute, they would still be down!

If you need help preparing for an ISP change, call us.

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