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Oh The Irony - Russian Government Hacked

Chris Hartwig

An American hacker who goes by the name of “Jester” has struck back against the Russian federation in retaliation for Russian cyber-attacks against American companies and the recent cyber-attack…

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Using Group Policy to Disable Show Hidden Files

Chris Hartwig

There are thousands of hidden files on your workstation that were installed with your applications and operating system that you probably are not aware exist. Deleting these hidden files could be…

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What is Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)?

Chris Hartwig

Talk to any security expert in the field who has a few years of experience under their belt, and they will tell you the current threat landscape is ever-evolving and it takes a lot of effort and…

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Three Common Ways Ransomware Enters Your Network

Chris Hartwig

Ransomware attacks have ratcheted up significantly since the first quarter of 2016 as more and more cybercriminals attempt to extort money from victims by using ransomware to encrypt their data and…

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Best Ransomware Protection

Chris Hartwig

Tips to Improve Network Security Loss of productivity due to ransomware attacks is on the rise and cybercriminals are cashing in, making millions of dollars with minimal investment and effort.…

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Steps to Protect Your Network From Ransomware Attacks

Chris Hartwig

Ransomware attacks have dominated the headlines for the last several years and continue to cost American businesses millions of dollars in losses. This lucrative business is on target to net $1…

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WatchPoint - Tip of the Week – Recover Windows Activation Key

Chris Hartwig

It’s always a good idea to have your activation key handy prior to formatting your hard drive and attempting to reinstall or upgrade the operating system. If you have ever lost your Windows…

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Deception Technology in Action - CryptoStopper Bait Files Deceive Ransomware

Chris Hartwig

Deception Technology has come a long way since the first honeynets of the late 90’s; however, one product that hasn’t gotten better, even though it has had a 10 year head start, is antivirus. Expert…

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Banks Saving Bitcoins for Ransomware Payments

Chris Hartwig

Ransomware is a type of malware that denies access to a device or files until a ransom is paid, at which point the cyber criminals will provide a decryption key to allow the user to regain access to…

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