Posts Categorized: Security

Why You Should Use a Password Manager

Security | Ripple IT

We’ve talked before about the benefits of using a password manager for keeping track of your passwords. Perhaps the most important reason, that we didn’t get into much before, is how much easier it makes it to use unique and obscure passwords for everything. If you don’t need to worry about memorability you are more… Read more »

Why Small Businesses Need IT Support

Sometimes IT is treated like secondary concern by small business owners who’ve recently made it through the lean, DIY startup years. They might see IT as an option rather than a necessity. But when the first meltdown occurs, like a server crashing or email going offline, owners begin to realize they need some kind of… Read more »

Beware Scam Invoices

We’ve seen plenty of fake “renew your domain before it’s too late” letters sent to clients over the years. Busy business people who don’t know or can’t remember their domain registrar often mistakenly pay the invoice and next thing they know their domain has been transferred to the scammer company and if they’re lucky it… Read more »

Autorun Malware Spreading on Windows Machines

Autorun Malware | Windows

In an unexpected turn of events, antivirus vendors are once again warning customers of spreading malware that can infect computers through a well-known bug in Windows Autorun software. This is particularly surprising given that the Autorun function has been disabled in Windows 7 and Windows 8 PCs. Perhaps an even more curious detail is that Microsoft… Read more »

Apple’s iOS 6 Improves Privacy

iOS 6 | Apple | Ripple IT

So, Apple’s new Maps app isn’t that great, but one of the things they got right with iOS 6 is the revamping of their privacy settings. First off, it’s a lot easier to find the settings and make changes. Second, the revamp gives you more control over things like tracking. And third, Apple fixed a… Read more »

Critical Microsoft Updates

Microsoft Update Tuesday - Ripple IT Services

On Tuesday, Microsoft issued seven updates that eliminate vulnerabilities in Word, Office, Windows, SharePoint Server, SQL Server and more, including a security flaw in Word used to attack the company’s own online services. One such updated is being called “critical,” Microsoft’s highest threat ranking, while the others are simply labeled as “important.” The critical update… Read more »

Google Chrome Malware

Google Chrome | Ripple IT

Google Chrome users are urged to be wary of a malware-infected, web-based version of Rovio’s Bad Piggies. Barracuda Labs found that a free version of the game, with the full title of Angry Birds Bad Piggies, contains malicious code that infects users of the popular Chrome browser. According to them, the game installs an ad injector that replaces original… Read more »