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The Biggest Cybersecurity Disasters of 2017
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The Biggest Cybersecurity Disasters of 2017

Here’s the article GSWS is providing for the San Diego County Optometric Society November 2017 newsletter (The San Diego View) ‘The Tech Corner’. THE BIGGEST CYBERSECURITY DISASTERS OF 2017 (SO FAR) By Dave Tuckman from Golden State Web Solutions, Inc. (www.GSWS.com) 2017 has seen an inordinate number of cybersecurity meltdowns. And these aren’t just your standard corporate...

SECURITY ALERT: KRACK Wi-Fi Vulnerability
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SECURITY ALERT: KRACK Wi-Fi Vulnerability

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT WI-FI SECURITY Everything you knew about WiFi security changed earlier this week. If you’ve ever been told to not use public (i.e. Starbucks, airport, etc.) WiFi because it isn’t safe. This vulnerability potentially makes all WiFi equally insecure. WPA2 has been the recognized industry standard for securing WiFi networks for several years...

What To Know About The Equifax Breach (And Why It Matters)
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What To Know About The Equifax Breach (And Why It Matters)

NOTE The article below is from the FTC, and does a great job not only describing what happened, but what you need to know to protect yourself.  the original article can be found at: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2017/09/equifax-data-breach-what-do WHAT HAPPENED If you have a credit report, there’s a good chance that you’re one of the 143 million American consumers...

Protecting Yourself From Potential Scammers While Being Charitable
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Protecting Yourself From Potential Scammers While Being Charitable

NOTE The article below was a notification email received from HHS Office for Civil Rights and makes for an excellent read. A copy of the newsletter may be found at https://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/august-2017-ocr-cyber-newsletter.pdf. The states of Texas and Louisiana are reeling from the devastating impact of Hurricane Harvey, and members of the public are eager to do whatever...

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Acunetix Vulnerability Testing Report 2017

Each year the Acunetix Team compiles a report based on data from Acunetix Online. This third Vulnerability Testing Report contains data and analysis of vulnerabilities detected by Acunetix throughout the period of March 2016 to March 2017, illustrating the state of security of web applications and network perimeters. With Cross-site Scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities found on...

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Acunetix Online Announces Major Update

Acuentix has released a major update to Acunetix Online (formerly Acunetix OVS). Acunetix Online now possess all the features and benefits found in Acunetix On Premise, including: Integrated vulnerability management, greater manageability of threats and targets and the integration of popular WAFs and Issue Tracking systems. Acunetix Online also features a brand new UI for...

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GSWS, Inc. April 2017 Newsletter

The April 2017 newsletter is now online: http://gsws.com/email/GSWS/20170401.html How Secure Are Your Company’s Crown Jewels? In this issue, we cover: – GSWS is Now a Partner with STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ – Hack of the Month: Symantec SSL Certificates – Upcoming Events – Khan Academy – A Personalized Learning Resource for All Ages – Americans Try...

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GSWS, Inc. March 2017 Newsletter

The March 2017 newsletter is now online: http://gsws.com/email/GSWS/20170301.html How Dependent On Technology Is Your Company? In this issue, we cover: – How Secure Is the Technology Protecting Your Home? – Hack of the Month: Amazon Web/Cloud Services – Upcoming Events – The ‘Smart’ Speakers that Won’t Stop Talking to Each Other

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Preparing For The Big One…

Here’s the article GSWS is providing for the San Diego County Optometric Society March 2017 newsletter (The San Diego View) ‘The Tech Corner’. PREPARING FOR THE BIG ONE By Dave Tuckman from Golden State Web Solutions, Inc. (www.GSWS.com) We’ve seen some large data breaches over past couple of years. One good example is the OPM (Office...

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GSWS, Inc. February 2017 Newsletter

The February 2017 newsletter is now online: http://gsws.com/email/GSWS/20170201.html Request A Free Security Site Assessment !!! In this issue, we cover: – New Employee Alert: Derek Hughes Joins GSWS as Systems Administrator – Hack of the Month: Romantik Seehotel Jäegerwirt 4-Star Superior Hotel – Upcoming Events – Tech Tips and a Drone Crash/Fail Compilation

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