The Importance of Malware Dwell Time

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Recently highlighted in an article on CSO Online by Roger A. Grimes, Malware Dwell Time is an incredibly important way to measure your antivirus software’s effectiveness. Traditional antivirus software functions on a blacklist of known bad software to block and keep your devices secure. However, with the incredible speed that new malware is created today, […]

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Google Advises Windows 7 Users to Update Their Systems ASAP

Chrome Users Exposed to Two Zero-Day Attacks, One of Which Remains Unresolved for Windows 7 Users It should be no secret that Microsoft will be ending their support for the Windows 7 operating system in January of 2020. However, due to the recent exploitation of two zero-day vulnerabilities within the Chrome browser, one of which […]

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New Ransomware Proves No Operating System is Invincible

Linux Servers Targeted by Latest Ransomware Variant Often times tech users fall into a common misconception, that one operating system is more secure than another. For instance, Windows is often perceived as less secure than Macintosh, or even Linux. Why? Because many cyber security threats, including ransomware, target Windows operating systems. Why? Because they have […]

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PC Pitstop Welcomes Connections with Potential Investors

PC Pitstop, the Makers of PC Matic, Open to Investor Opportunities PC Pitstop, a privately held, American anti-virus software firm, would like to develop relationships with the investment community now in anticipation of a future outside investment, said CEO Rob Cheng. He founded Sioux City, Iowa-based PC Pitstop in 1999 and owns 90% of the business, after giving […]

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PC Matic Pro Sees Major Enhancements to its Software

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Q3 Led to Big Enhancements for PC Matic Pro Throughout the third quarter, our development team made some significant enhancements to PC Matic.  These new developments include the implementation of a Blocked Status Info tab within the user portal.  This new tab provides a central hub of blocked applications across your environment with an easy path […]

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VARs and MSPs See Major Enhancements Made to PC Matic

Q3 Led to Big Enhancements for PC Matic Pro and MSP Throughout the third quarter, our development team made some significant enhancements to PC Matic.  These new developments include the implementation of a Blocked Status Info tab within the user portal.  This new tab provides a central hub of blocked applications across your environment with an […]

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Malware Risks Increase As School Goes Back in Session

The Risk of Malware Infection Increases as School Begins As students and staff begin preparing for school to reconvene in August, administrators face increased cyber security risks.  The likelihood of malware spreading as both students and staff members connect their own devices to school networks increases exponentially at the beginning of the school year.  Why is this?  […]

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IRS Takes Major Hit in Cyber Security Audit

Rushed Remediation Leads to Major Issues for IRS In 2015 the IRS experienced a major security breach, potentially impacting 350,000 taxpayers.  The breach was a direct correlation to the lack of controls the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) had in place for taxpayers to use its “Get Transcripts” option.  This option allowed taxpayers to obtain their […]

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CERT’s Continue to Praise Application Whitelisting

New Zealand CERT’s critical controls for 2018 are continuing the experts trend of preaching patch management and application whitelisting. This morning an article in Security Brief NZ broke down the 2018 critical controls for NZ in detail. Like previous CERT recommendations in the United States, the core of protection comes from upgrading legacy systems/patch management […]

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