Scam Of The Week: Bogus IT Security Company Websites

Accounteks ConsultingNews

[WARNING] Bad guys have a new scam. They create websites that look just like the real sites from security software vendors like Symantec, McAfee, Malwarebytes, Kaspersky and others. When you search for these sites, you could very easily pick the fake site instead of the real one.  These sites will then try to trick you into believing there is a new … Read More

What is the best strategy for business to protect against ransomware?

Accounteks ConsultingNews

Here we are in 2016 and the question on our lips is – can we protect ourselves from ransomware? The answer is yes, but we must recognize that no protection can be 100% effective.  It is important not to underestimate the scale of ransomware attacks or to believe that you are safe if you are not a Microsoft user, as the first attacks … Read More

Nearly 90 Percent of Android Smartphones Are Vulnerable to Malware

Accounteks ConsultingMobile, Security & Privacy

Almost 90 percent of Android smartphones are vulnerable to malware, according to a 2015 study. It is not because of something that their owners are doing or not doing. Rather, these phones are vulnerable because they have not received regular security updates. The study found that Android devices receive only 1.26 updates per year on average, even though Google issues … Read More

5 Ways to Protect Your Business’s Email Accounts from Hackers

Accounteks ConsultingEmail, Security & Privacy

A hacked email account is a serious problem. Besides reading emails, cybercriminals can access other types of information associated with the account, such as calendar and contact data. Hackers can also use the account to send out spam or malicious emails, or even access other online accounts. For example, suppose they see a sales confirmation email from an online office … Read More