Spectre and Meltdown

Spectre and Meltdown: What You Need To Know

Philip Banks Security

It seems to happen more and more frequently, a new vulnerability is publicized and everyone rushes to patch their computers and devices. This time, it’s two different, but very closely related, vulnerabilities, Spectre and Meltdown. Normally these vulnerabilities are software based. A bug in Internet Explorer, a back door in Microsoft Office, an exploit in Adobe Flash. Today we’re looking at something quite a bit different, Hardware Vulnerabilities. What Is Spectre and Meltdown? On January 3rd, 2018 several researchers, including Google’s Project Zero team, found that a design used in …

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6 Ways To Keep Your Children Safe Online

Philip Banks Internet Safety

It’s a jungle out there. Every parent has heard horror stories about the dangers of the internet. So, how do we keep children safe online? How do you balance the good and the bad of the internet and make sure your children stay safe. The internet can provide endless learning, exploration, and entertainment for your children. Unfortunately it can also lead to dark and dangerous places and situations for children. We have six tips that should prevent your children from finding themselves in unfortunate situations online. Like most things when …

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Fake Tech Support Scams

Fake Tech Support Scams

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A Fake Tech Support Scam involves a scammer calling you at home or work and requesting access to your computer. They’ll say your computer is infected with a virus or a myriad of other claims. These types of scams have been around for several years now, but recently there has been an uptick in activity. Have you received a call from “Microsoft” or other “Tech Departments” stating that your computer is infected or “sending out errors”? Please let us know about it in the comments below. How It works Here’s …

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