Author Archives: Jayne

Microsoft Office 365 – price increase December 2018

Microsoft has announced that effective December 1st 2018, the pricing for their Office 365 products will be increasing by 5%. microsoft-O365-PriceIncrease(2018) Below is the announcements from Microsoft for your review General Messaging October 30, 2018. — Microsoft is announcing Canadian dollar pricelist changes for commercial online services, effective December 1, 2018. Microsoft periodically assesses the […]

Outsourced IT: Do You Need Your Own Staff?

Running a business is a full-time job, and small-to-medium sized businesses (SMBs) in particular can often find their in-house IT resources stretched to capacity. As a result, it’s difficult to devote the necessary time and effort to deploying and managing the latest business technologies. This is leading an increasing number of companies to outsource part […]

Vulnerabilities in Fax Protocol Let Hackers Infiltrate Networks via Fax Machines

By Catalin Cimpanu August 13, 2018 Two recently discovered vulnerabilities in the fax protocol can transform fax machines into entry points for hackers into corporate networks, two Check Point researchers revealed last week in a talk given at the DEF CON 26 security conference held in Las Vegas. Named “Faxploit,” this attack targets the ITU T.30 […]

[Heads-Up] Warn Your Employees. This Is the Year That Sextortion Spear Phishing Is Skyrocketing..

[Heads-Up] Warn Your Employees. This Is the Year That Sextortion Spear Phishing Is Skyrocketing… Intrepid cyber-investigative reporter Brian Krebs noticed that a story published on his blog July 12 about a new sextortion-based spear phishing scheme—which uses a real password used by each recipient—had become his most-read piece since his site launched in 2009. He […]

Attacks Evolving – Phishing via XPS Files

Uptick in Phishing Attempts via XPS file extensions We’ve seen it time after time, malicious actors routinely attempt to confuse recipients of messages with obscure or lesser-utilized file extensions. Over the past month, some phishing attempts using xps files instead of the typical pdf or doc/docx formats have been captured by our filters.  The xps […]