Posts Categorized: Security

Is It Time To Change Your Gmail Password?

is your Gmail password strong enough

Do you need to change your Gmail password? Earlier this week, an archive containing nearly five million Gmail addresses and plain text passwords were posted on a Russian Bitcoin forum. A Google spokesperson stated the company has “no evidence that our systems have been compromised,” and security experts seem to agree that the passwords are either old passwords… Read more »

Securing Your iCloud Account: 5 Simple Steps | Ripple IT

Securing Your iCloud Account | Ripple IT

Over the weekend, news came flooding in regarding the latest celebrity photo hack. About 100 different female celebrities (including Jennifer Lawrence, Ariana Grande, Victoria Justice, and Kate Upton) have been affected. It appears that these women have had explicit pictures hacked from their iCloud accounts online, first on 4Chan and now all over the place,… Read more »

Secondary Security Settings for Safety

Two-Factor Authentication

Last week I received word (from my mother of all people) that my personal email account was spamming my contacts. Not exactly great news when the majority of your contacts are people you’ve spoken with solely on a professional level. As a security measure, I immediately changed my password to the most random thing I could think… Read more »

Update for Adobe Flash Required to Prevent Attacks

Adobe Flash Player Update | IT Security | Ripple

Adobe has posted an emergency security bulletin recommending that users update their Flash Players immediately, citing that a failure to update will leave systems open to potential attacks. According to officials at Adobe, “this vulnerability could allow an attacker to remotely take control of the affected system.” Users of Windows, Macintosh, and Linux operating systems… Read more »

Microsoft Extends Security Updates for Windows XP

Microsoft Windows XP | IT Support | Ripple

Microsoft has announced that it will continue to provide updates to its security products for Windows XP users through July 14, 2015. Previously, the company said all updates would halt when technical support officially ends for XP on April 8, 2014. This means that Microsoft will be providing security updates for XP another 15 months!… Read more »

Which Browser is Best for Business?

The Best Browser for Business | IT Support | Ripple

It’s a tough question: Which of the many available internet browsers is the best for business? Well, to begin answering that we need to look first at what features and functions are most important to you and your business. Here’s 3 things to consider when choosing a browser: Will it sync? Perhaps the most important… Read more »