What is Ransomware? Ransomware is malicious encryption software used to take control over an organization’s data. After the data is encrypted, the attacker will demand payment in exchange for the decryption key, usually in the form of cryptocurrency. Why is it so difficult to prevent ransomware attacks? Ransomware is a highly-competitive industry and continually evolving […]

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TL;DR: If you’re using the plugin, Starter Templates on your WordPress site, make sure you’re using version 2.7.5 or higher. Vulnerability in the Starter Templates Plugin Last month, Wordfence disclosed a vulnerability in the plugin, Starter Templates allowing contributor-level WordPress users the capability of overwriting any page on the website. This vulnerability has been given […]

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Last updated: January 10, 2022 2021 has been a good year for cybercriminals, and it’s not quite over yet. The list of hospitals, schools, businesses, and city governments that have experienced significant data losses and financial damages due to ransomware is still growing. “Software vulnerabilities” has consistently remained one of the top three techniques used […]

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I’d like to talk about a significant price increase to our SysOps Support going into effect on September 1st, 2021. Like most businesses, our operational expenses have increased over the last several years, and we need to increase our prices.  I’ve waited to make this decision, knowing that this pandemic has already caused added financial […]

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On July 6th, Windows released a critical security patch for the known printer spooling exploit that security researchers call PrintNightmare. When exploited on a vulnerable system, “An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.” This exploit applies to all versions of Windows, and everyone […]

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Last week Adobe released a new security update for Adobe ColdFusion versions 2021, 2016, and 2018. This latest update responds to the discovery of an Improper Input Validation vulnerability (CVE-2021-21087) that could lead to arbitrary code execution. This vulnerability is rated Moderate with the recommendation that administrators install this new update within the next 30 […]

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You’ve probably heard the advice about not reusing passwords. Maybe it’s even advice that you put into practice most of the time. Until you’re signing up for an online streaming service and as you briefly consider entering a unique, 20-digit randomly-generated password, the idea fills you with dread. Not only do you have to enter […]

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What’s new with Classic Hosting? Vivio Classic Hosting has been upgraded to provide the same flexibility and simplicity that you’ve seen with Vivio Velocity Hosting. You are no longer forced to use predefined “plans.” Instead, you can simply upgrade any resource (processing, memory, storage, etc.) whenever you need to. This means you only pay for […]

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