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Windows 7 End of Life Almost Here!

September 30, 2019 » News

Windows 7 will be end of life on January 14th, 2020. What does that mean? When we talk about “end of life” that means Microsoft will no longer support that product. It also means that they will no longer be releasing security or functionality updates. This could result in a loss of functionality with newer software and hardware. This also poses a huge security risk as up to date patches are one of the most important ways


Beware Random USB Sticks

August 10, 2016 » News

You’ve all seen it in TV and movies. A shady character walks by the front entrance of a high security facility and quietly drops USB keys out of his pant leg near the front door. An unsuspecting accountant,picks one up and his curiosity overtakes him. He plugs it in and infects the facility’s entire network. Does this attack scenario actually work, or is it just a fun work of fiction? One of my favorite Black Hat 2016


Amazon 2 Factor Authentication

November 23, 2015 » News

Good News for Amazon shoppers, 2 Factor Authentication! Watch the Security Byte courtesy of WatchGuard.   Here’s how to Enable Amazon’s 2 Factor Authentication!


Avoid interacting with random USB devices.

October 20, 2015 » News

Another important Daily Security Byte from WatchGuard Security Center.


Improve Browser Security

October 14, 2015 » News

Check out this Daily Security Byte from WatchGuard Security Center.


Tips to secure your new iPhone

September 10, 2015 » News

We wanted to pass this along to all of our customers with iPhones.  Great information to keep you secure.


Adobe Flash Security Vulnerability

June 24, 2015 » News

Adobe released an emergency patch today to fix a zero day Flash vulnerability. Check out this Daily Security Byte from WatchGuard Security Center for more detail.


Popular File Sharing Site Taken Down

December 16, 2014 » Spam / Virus / Malware Protection

On Tuesday, December 9th, police in Stockholm, Sweden carried out a raid on famed torrent-sharing site The Pirate Bay, seizing servers, computers, and other equipment. “There has been a crackdown on a server room in Greater Stockholm. This is in connection with violations of copyright law,” read a statement from Paul Pintér, police national coordinator for IP enforcement. Immediately following the raid, many online communities began searching for new file-sharing sites. That void was quickly filled by


Microsoft Announces Software Updates

November 10, 2014 » News

On Tuesday, November 11, Microsoft will be releasing 16 software updates, five of them rated critical. Nearly all affect Windows, including Office and Exchange, as well as Internet Explorer and the .NET Framework. The updates will be available through the normal Windows update process, and Microsoft encourages users to apply them. One of the critical vulnerabilities is unusual, in that it is listed as a Privilege Elevation bug. Such bugs are usually rated less severely. This update


Dropbox Security Alert

October 16, 2014 » News

An anonymous hacker has claimed to have leaked a few hundred usernames and passwords for Dropbox accounts. While the claims have been met with widespread skepticism, if you use this file hosting service, now would be a good time to change your password, for Dropbox and on any other site where you’ve used the same credentials. The company claims the information has all expired, but still recommends that you take precautions by changing your password at this