Archive for February, 2018

IRS Labeled Email Could Contain Ransomware

There's a new strain of the "Rapid Ransomware" making the rounds, and because of how it's being transmitted, it's destined to have a higher than average rate of infection.  The new ...

New Bug Discovered in iOS That Can Disable iPhone Apps

Last year, Apple had to fix a "special character" bug in their Message app that was more of an annoyance than anything.  This year, a new special character bug has been ...

Google Will Get Tougher On Websites Not Using HTTPS

Google is poised to make an important change to its Chrome browser beginning in July 2018. Here's the summary from Emily Schechter, the Google Chrome Security Product Manager: "For the past ...

Changes To Google Images Will Make Image Theft Difficult

Image theft is one of the biggest problems on the internet.  If you're a photographer, you've almost certainly lost money because people find your work online and make a copy of ...

2018 Olympics Hit By Malware

Hackers are picky about their victims.  They'll target just about any group or organization, including the 2018 Olympics. Cisco's Talos Group recently identified a new strain of malware they've dubbed "Olympic ...

Microsoft Office Update Available To Only Windows 10 Users

There are big changes coming to MS Office which you need to be aware of, given how widely used "Office" is in most companies. First, the headline change:  When MS Office ...

Smart TV’s May Be Tracking You And Vulnerable To Hacks

Do you own a smart TV?  More than half of all television sales in the US last year were smart TVs, so chances are decent that you own one.  If you ...

Almost Half Of Top Ranking Websites Are Vulnerable

Menlo Security just released their third annual "State of the Web" report and it's not pretty.  The headline finding is that 42% of the top 100,000 sites as ranked by Alexa ...

Apple And Google No Longer World’s Top Brands

The latest Brand Finance Global 500 report out and contains some surprises this year. In the battle of the Brands, two companies have long topped the list:  Apple and Google.  This ...

Ransomware Affected Over 50 Percent Of Surveyed Companies

Sophos has released the results of their annual "State of Endpoint Security Today", and it doesn't paint a pretty picture. A full 54% of companies surveyed reported having been hit by ...

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Some Android Apps Are Charging People Big Money

Some Android Apps Are Charging People Big Money

Security researchers at Sophos Labs have alerted Google to the presence of more than two dozen apps on the Play[...]
Attachment Extensions Carrying Malware Banned On Microsoft Outlook

Attachment Extensions Carrying Malware Banned On Microsoft Outlook

One of the most common means by which malware winds up on the computers of its victims is via an[...]
WiFi 6 Is The Latest In Wireless Technology Advances

WiFi 6 Is The Latest In Wireless Technology Advances

Most people don't spend a lot of time thinking about standards or the organizations that maintain and push them forward. [...]

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Since 2005, Cirrus IT Solutions has evolved to become a leading provider of IT support and consulting, focusing on small and medium-sized businesses in the Knoxville and Charleston areas. We have helped multiple businesses increase productivity and profitability by making IT a streamlined part of operations. We equip our clients with customized technology solutions for greater operational value and to reduce risk.

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