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October 2021 -What is Ransomware

**What is Ransomware?** Ransomware is a type of malicious software (malware) that is designed to hold your files or computer hostage, demanding payment for you to regain access. Ransomware has become very common because it is so profitable for criminals. Like most malware, ransomware starts by infecting your compute…

May 2021 Vishing- Phone Call Attacks and Scams

![][1] **May 2021 ****Vishing- Phone Call Attacks and Scams** **Overview** When you think of a cyber criminal you probably think of an evil mastermind sitting behind a computer, launching sophisticated attacks over the internet. While some of today’s cyber criminals do use advanced technologies, many simply use the…

April 2021- Virtual Conferencing Safely and Securely

**Virtual Conferencing Safely and Securely** **What is Virtual Conferencing?** With so many of us now working from home, you are most likely finding yourself remotely connecting with your co-workers using virtual conferencing solutions like Zoom, Slack, or Microsoft Teams. Your family members - perhaps even your ch…

June 2020 - Social Media Privacy

**Social Media Privacy** [Facebook][1][Twitter][2][LinkedIn][3] **Overview** ![][4] Most people would never consider walking into a crowded room and loudly broadcasting to total strangers all the details of their private life—from their health issues to their family and friends’ names, ages, jobs, or school locati…

July 2020 - Password Managers

**Password Managers** **Overview** One of the most important steps you can take to protect yourself is to use a unique, strong password for each of your accounts and apps. Unfortunately, it’s almost impossible to remember all of the different passwords. In addition, we know it’s time-consuming to constantly have to …

April 2020 - Scamming You Through Social Media

Many of us have received phishing email, either at work or home. These emails look legitimate, such as from your bank, your boss, or your favorite online store, but are really an attack, attempting to pressure or trick you into taking an action you should not take, such as opening an infected email attachment, sharing…

May 2020 - Digital Spring Cleaning

**Digital Spring Cleaning** [Facebook][1][Twitter][2][LinkedIn][3] **Overview** ![][4]![][5] Most of us are so looking forward to spring! The landscape starts to take shape, flowers start to bloom, and, for many, there’s a desire to spring clean. While it might be easy to see the need to purge and tidy up, realizi…

December 2020 – The Power of Updating

**December 2020 – Tips from Virsage: The Power of Updating** [Facebook][1][Twitter][2][LinkedIn][3] **Overview** You may not realize it but cyber attackers are constantly looking for and finding new vulnerabilities and weaknesses in the software people use every day. This software may run your laptop, could be the …

August 2020 - What is Ransomware?

**_TITLE: August 2020 - Tips from Virsage: What is Ransomware?_** **What is Ransomware?** Ransomware is a type of malicious software (malware) that is designed to hold your files or computer hostage, demanding payment for you to regain access. Ransomware has become very common because it is so profitable for crimina…

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