Is the government really spying on you?

Staving off malicious cyber attackers is already a herculean task, so the last thing you need is to feel exposed from a totally new angle. That’s how many felt after Wikileaks’ accusations that the US government was spying on its citizens. However, the truth is a lot different from what the headlines would have you […]

Some ransomware strains are free to decrypt

Although a ransomware infection might feel targeted, you’re not the only one who’s been infected. Ransomware is spreading at an alarming rate, but the further it goes, the more resources are allocated to fighting it. If your data is held hostage, always check these lists for free decryptors first. The state of ransomware in 2017 […]

How to recover from ransomware in your Mac

Although most ransomware is designed to attack Windows systems, a new strain is targeting Mac computers. Discovered last month, Mac ransomware OSX/Filecoder.E was found by researchers to behave just like any cryptolocker variant. It would encrypt all data until victims paid the cybercriminals. But here’s the catch: There’s no guarantee that the Mac ransomware will […]

Is fileless malware a threat to you?

Business owners have spent the last couple months fearful of cyber attacks from the “fileless malware” plastered across headlines. The reality of this new threat doesn’t actually call for panic…yet. Getting acquainted with this new malware today could save you from a headache in the future. What is this new threat? To oversimplify the matter, […]

What exactly is preventive cyber-security?

As technology consultants, we’re stuck between a rock and a hard place. We want to provide our clients with enterprise-level IT, but that requires that we specialize in overwhelmingly intricate technology. Explaining even the most foundational aspects of our cyber-security would most likely put you to sleep before convincing you of our expertise. But if […]

How to Identify a Phishing Email

You have heard and read about security breaches and maybe even about phishing schemes (we have written about it multiple times). But no matter how much security you put in place, nothing is 100% guaranteed. Some threats will occasionally make their through to your inbox—even for the security experts like BSSi2. That is why your last line of defense is education and the “often not so common” common sense.