Political data gathered on more than 198 million US citizens

Accounteks ConsultingNews

Voter data on 198 million (yes that’s million) US Citizens was improperly stored and freely available for 12 days on the internet. There has never been a data breach this big. The information includes birthdates, home addresses, telephone numbers, political views, suspected religious affiliations, ethnicities, where they stood on topics like gun control, the right to abortion and stem cell research.  … Read More

How to Make Apps More Accessible in Windows 10

Accounteks ConsultingComputers, Office Productivity

Windows 10 lists the six apps you use most often at the top of Start menu. To open a program that you use less often, you have to scroll down the Start menu’s long list of apps or start typing the program’s name in the search box. To save time and effort, you can create a shortcut on your desktop … Read More

Get Your Documents out of the File Cabinet and into the Cloud

Accounteks ConsultingCloud, Document Management

Are you in need of a Document Management System? Does your business have numerous file cabinets stuffed with documents, making it hard to find the files you need? If so, you might consider storing your files in the cloud instead. Digitally storing your documents will make them easier to find because you can quickly perform searches for them, eliminating the … Read More

Don’t Let Your Business Become the Next Spear

Accounteks ConsultingEmail, Security & Privacy

Spear phishing scams targeted at businesses have proven to be very lucrative for cybercriminals. For example, since January 2015, hackers have stolen over $3 billion (USD) from more than 22,000 companies worldwide using a type of spear phishing attack known as a Business Email Compromise (BEC) scam, according to the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). BEC scams specifically target … Read More

Scam of the Week: DMV Warns Drivers About Traffic Ticket Phishing

Accounteks ConsultingNews

Here is a reminder that you need to be alert for fake emails that look like they come from your local police or State Dept of Motor Vehicles (DMV) claiming you have a traffic violation. At the moment, there is a local scam in New York that falsely states you have outstanding violations you need to either pay for or … Read More