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News came out today about a Russian Hacking Group that has been able to steel 1.2 billion usernames and passwords.
They have also gained access to over 500 million email accounts.

This is a good reminder for everyone to change your passwords every few months.
Alway use a good password containing capital and lowercase letters, numbers and special characters.
Also, don’t use the same username and password combo for every site.

Mashable’s Article:
http://mashable.com/2014/08/05/russian-hacker-passwords/

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eBay has announced it’s password database was hacked and user passwords have been compromised.
It’s important that all users change passwords ASAP.
Companies are attacked every day so it’s important to use complex passwords to protect your data as much as possible.
In this case the password database for eBay was compromised giving them access to all passwords.
eBay says no financial data was accessed but we recommend if you have a Paypal account linked to your eBay account change the password for Paypal.

Click here to read more about this latest hack at: CNet

 

AOL has confirmed they have been hit with a large data breech.
They are requesting users to change passwords and security questions.
The company said attackers got hold of AOL users’ email addresses, home addresses, contact lists, encrypted (presumably hashed) passwords and encrypted answers to security questions.

Read more about this issue on these links

Toms Hardware: http://tinyurl.com/lfawxlv

The Hacker News: http://tinyurl.com/k92kwtz

For questions about this issue and how it affects you feel free to Click Here to Contact Us.

 

The Heartbleed bug is major security flaw that everyone should be aware of.
As companies install patches to resolve the issue there are passwords users need to change now.
Mashable has released the list of websites so please read down the full list and if you have an account on a listed website change your password.

http://mashable.com/2014/04/09/heartbleed-bug-websites-affected/


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We are seeing a large increase of calls about Virus and Spyware infections.

A few things to remember are:

1: Be aware of the websites you are going to. 
There are many fake sites setup on domains that are easily misspelled.
Verify your on the correct site by checking the address bar.

2: Don’t update software from websites with popups about your flash player, adobe, browser or java is out of date.
If you feel a program is outdated, open a browser and go to the company site and update the software.
http://adobe.com
http://java.com

3: If you receive an email stating you need to change your password, do not click the link in the email.
Go to the website by typing it into the browser and then change your password.

4: Don’t open attachments in emails from UPS, FedEx, DHL, Amazon, eBay. etc.

5: Create strong passwords.
Always use mixed numbers and letters and keep them more than 8 characters long.

6: Avoid using Internet Explorer.
Download another bother such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

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