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Assassination Threats Demand Bitcoin Ransom

on December 12, 2017 | by David Pickett | AppRiver, assassination, bitcoin, Cybercrime, demand, Digital Degenerate, email security, fraud, ransom, scam, securetide, Security, Spam, threat

Assassination Threats Demand Bitcoin Ransom Processing more than a billion messages a month we tend to see the good, bad, and ugly emails of the internet. It's pretty rare a message will raise our eyebrows or fall into a "disturbing" category, especially for our team that sees the whole range of th ... read more

Get Peace of Mind: Secure Your Smart Device Data

on June 19, 2017 | by Jim Rhodes | Security, smart device, smartphone, stolen data, tech tips, Uncategorized

Every smart device owner has most likely experienced one moment where they reached for their device and it wasn't there. After a short, frantic search with no results, the dreaded thought enters the mind: "What if I lost it?" Because of the small size and portability of these devices, they are eas ... read more

U.S. Government Cyber Attack

on June 05, 2015 | by Jonathan French | governement, Security, Security Risks, Tech News

Recently, we learned of a federal data breach involving the personal records of around four million current and former government employees. While information about the scope of the attack is still developing, we do know that US investigators are saying that it could affect nearly every government a ... read more

Closing the Crypt

on May 29, 2014 | by Fred Touchette | AppRiver, BitLocker, Digital Degenerate, encryption, full disk encryption, Security, TrueCrypt

It came to a sudden surprise to everyone earlier this week when TrueCrypt, a private and almost secretly produced full disk encryption solution called it quits. Out of nowhere TrueCrypt's home page began redirecting visitors to one of their SourceForge file repository pages instead where it made a s ... read more

OpenSSL and Heartbleed

on April 09, 2014 | by Jonathan French | Digital Degenerate, heartbeat, heartbleed, https, openssl, Security, ssl, tls

Recently the OpenSSL group released an advisory about a critical bug in the OpenSSL software that could "reveal up to 64k of memory to a connected client or server". This was puzzling at first but it quickly came in to light of how serious an issue this is. read more

Some Holiday Greetings Aren't So Cheerful

on December 16, 2013 | by Fred Touchette | AppRiver, Digital Degenerate, ecards, Hallmark, securetide, Security

Every year around the holidays we begin seeing fake E-Cards laden with malware hitting our filters. This year is no exception. The bad guys know that this little disguise of theirs just may get their intended victims to drop their guard for just long enough to be successful. Some people prefer the e ... read more

Still Using XP? Start Saving Your Pennies

on September 11, 2013 | by Troy Gill | Digital Degenerate, Security, vulnerabilities, Windows XP

If you’re like me and have an “if-it-isn’t-broke-don’t-fix-it” philosophy then you might still be running Windows XP on at least one computer. As you may have heard by now, XP’s days are numbered and it will soon fall into the “broke” category. On April 8 2014, Microsoft will issue is final update f ... read more