May 2024

Weak Password Test KnowBe4’s newly enhanced Weak Password Test is here to identify the weak user passwords in your organization. Cybercriminals are constantly looking for ways to hack into your network, which is made easier if user passwords can be easily guessed. The Weak Password Test, or WPT, is a free tool to help IT…

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April 2024

Malicious App Impersonating McAfee A trojanized version of the McAfee app is installing the Android banking Trojan “Vultur”, according to researchers. The threat actors employ a hybrid attack using two SMS messages and a phone call in order to spread links to the malicious app and deceive unsuspecting individuals into installing the malware. First, the…

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March 2024

Celebrating 40 Years in Business It is hard to believe we have been at it since 1984.  We are grateful to our clients, our vendor partners, our employees, and anyone who has had a hand in our success.  We are grateful to have made it this far, and we are looking forward to continued success. …

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February 2024

Apple’s New iPhone Feature Apple’s latest iOS update includes a new feature, Stolen Device Protection, which makes it much harder for thieves to gain access to your most private information. After installing iOS 17.3, you should be prompted to turn the feature on; otherwise you can open your Settings app, tap Face ID & Passcode,…

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January 2024

Employee Celebrations Longevity is one key contributor to a successful company. As we start 2024, our President Rebecca Pritts is celebrating her 20th year at MCG, Inc. When she started with the company, we were just 8 people, and had just begun charting our course in the world of Managed Services. Fast forward 20 years, and…

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December 2023

WISP If you are an accounting firm, you should be aware of the new requirements from the government to have a Written Information Security Plan (WISP). Your firm should go through the process of assigning specific resources per the plan and making sure each employee has read the plan and signed off. Most of the…

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November 2023

Scary Fast Apple’s surprise October “Scary Fast” event included some exciting product announcements, and nothing too spooky. The “scary fast” part of the event are the new M3 chips. The M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max were announced, all of which will be included in the new 24-inch iMac and MacBook Pros. The new chips…

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October 2023

Cybersecurity Awareness Month In honor of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, KnowBe4 created an entire kit of resources for your users. It is important to create and maintain a resilient security culture within your organization to help users keep up their cybersecurity defenses and stay safe from various cyber threats. This month, there were four main themes…

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September 2023

Top Attacking Trends A recently published report outlines the top trends in business email compromise (BEC) attacks for 2023. In the first quarter of the year alone, there was a 25% increase in unique attacks compared to the last quarter of 2022. Researchers note the top ways attackers attempt to dupe users: Payroll Diversion: Users…

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August 2023

Journey to Passwordless Last summer, LastPass announced passwordless login to the LastPass vault through the Authenticator, followed by passwordless login on mobile using biometrics. This summer, the journey to passwordless continues with FIDO2 compatible authenticators as additional options for passwordless login on desktop. The LastPass Authenticator was the first passwordless login option; the LastPass Authenticator…

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