Meltdown/Spectre notice for Bitdefender GravityZone users


Are you an AccuNet client using our recommended endpoint security platform, Bitdefender GravityZone?  Fear not, GravityZone business products received security patches and compatibility updates starting January 8, 2018 to mitigate the threat of the Meltdown and Spectre processor exploits. Read more here:  https://www.bitdefender.com/support/understanding-the-impact-of-meltdown-and-spectre-cpu-exploits-on-bitdefender-gravityzone-users-2072.html Interested in switching to Bitdefender GravityZone?  Contact AccuNet by calling 614-568-2116 or…

Top 5 Best Practices to Prevent against Ransomware


Current Anti-virus with Advanced Threat Protection & Web-Filtering It is not enough to just have anti-virus running on your machines. Please ensure the AV is regularly getting Virus definition updates for known viruses as well as Advanced Heuristics to look for odd software coding and/or unknown variants of previous virus signatures known as “zero-day” malware….

Windows XP is coming to End of Life Support April 2014. Are you ready?


Faced with the looming deadline for Microsoft’s official end of support for Windows XP, companies must migrate or risk their IT. by Ricky Ribeiro posted Jan 02, 2014 In the classic 1980s and 1990s PC game Oregon Trail, pioneers risked life and limb as they made the hazardous journey from the Missouri River to the nirvana of Oregon’s lush,…

7 things you can do to make Internet Explorer more secure


How well Internet Explorer—or any Web browser, for that matter—protects against attacks and malware greatly depends on whether you keep it up to date and have the right security settings. Here’s how to take the proper security measures with Internet Explorer 9 and 10. Upgrade to the latest version of IE Although switching to a…

What to Do After You’ve Been Hacked


  Evernote became the latest member of the “we’ve been hacked” club. And the thing is, what was once a pretty exclusive club now lets just about everyone in these days. I’m a member too. And as I discovered when I was hacked last year, my experience was distressingly commonplace. And yet while being hacked…

Is Your Patient Data Protected?


By Steve Williams   One of the most import issues we see in dental office computer technology relates to virus attacks.  They happen when the employee or doctor innocently clicks on a friends email link.  That action draws in a potentially harmful virus, malware, spyware, trojans infecting the workstation, the entire network, and sometimes corrupting…

25% of DDoS attacks in 2013 will be application-based


25% of DDoS attacks in 2013 will be application-based Posted on 21 February 2013. Twenty-five percent of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks that occur in 2013 will be application-based, according to Gartner. During such incidents, attackers send out targeted commands to applications to tax the CPU and memory and make the application unavailable. “2012…

Apple Computers Hit by Sophisticated Cyberattack


Cyberattacks, apparently, happen in threes. After Facebook and Twitter announced that they were breached by sophisticated hackers in recent weeks, Apple said it had been attacked, too, in a rare admission for the technology giant. In a statement to reporters Tuesday, Apple said some of its computers were infected with the same malware that hit…

Lunch Seminar – Real Security in a Virtual World 2/21/2013


  AccuNet and WatchGuard Technologies Complimentary Lunch Seminar  Real Security in a Virtual World                                                                                                          Buckeye Hall of Fame Grill 900 Goodale Blvd | Columbus, Ohio 43212    Thursday, February 21st 2013     Time: 11:30am – 1:30pm  Lunch provided REGISTER TODAY Virtualization is part of an overall IT trend to centralize administrative tasks and improve performance….

A world of hurt after McAfee mistakenly revokes key for signing Mac apps


Just allow untrusted certificates, one customer told. by Dan Goodin – Feb 14 2013, 9:30am EST A McAfee administrator accidentally revoked the digital key used to certify desktop applications that run on Apple’s OS X platform, creating headaches for customers who want to install or upgrade Mac antivirus products. A certificate revocation list [CRL] hosted by…