Scam Alert – Zito

  We have received positive confirmation of Zito Media customers in the Susanville area receiving automated phone calls where the recording states “Attention Zito Customer – There is a problem with your account – please call xxx number to resolve the issue.” This is a scam. The number provided does not belong to Zito.  If you receive[…]

Hacktivists Say Hello

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month – learn more from https://www.dhs.gov/stopthinkconnect Last Friday you may have noticed something was afoot with the internet. The largest, full scale cyber attack ever launched was underway and the main target was the United States, affecting millions of users across the continent, then spreading beyond to Europe and Australia. Roughly[…]

Stop. Think. Connect.

  Every Day Steps Towards Online Safety with Stop.Think.Connect. October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month – learn more from https://www.dhs.gov/stopthinkconnect This month is all about security and we are starting off with the basics of Stop, Think, and Connect. Stop hackers from accessing your accounts – set secure passwords and do not use the same password[…]

Let’s get DiRTy

DiRT, otherwise known as Disaster Recovery Testing, is Google’s attempt to break the web. More specifically this team’s mission is to provide (and actually simulate) worst case scenarios to Google’s sprawling worldwide infrastructure, taking entire live data centers offline without notice.  The end goal is to find weaknesses in their own disaster recovery plans and[…]

QuickTime joins the legacy software list

A few days ago Apple announced it was officially abandoning support for QuickTime. This affects Windows and Apple users as the software is cross-platform (works on both types of computers). If you have QuickTime installed on your computer, you need to uninstall it. The reason it needs to be removed – there are currently two[…]

National Cyber Awareness System Alert – Chrysler Cars?

Most of our security alerts revolve around computers and their software. This one has been caused by a hack which can take control of certain models of newer Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram vehicles over the internet. A recall of these models has been put into effect. The models affected are: Makes/Models/Model Years: CHRYSLER/200/2015 CHRYSLER/300/2015 DODGE/CHALLENGER/2015[…]

Tip # 10 – Run anti-virus scans regularly

Check your security programs and make sure they are actually working.  If a third-party handles your computer and network security, have them show you that they are working.  The programs should be doing live scanning along with scheduled quick and full scans. It’s Cyber Security Month! 31 security tips in 31 days brought to you[…]