April 2021

Silver Sparrow Malware No platform is safe from infection, as we were reminded earlier this year when a new strain of malware was found on 30K Macs. The new macOS malware was discovered by security vendor Red Canary, who named the unusual strain Silver Sparrow. Silver Sparrow did not exhibit behaviors that are now expected…

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March 2021

Fixing Virtual Meetings As a result of the pandemic, we have all come to know, love, and hate Zoom. Whether it be a team meeting while working remotely, a family gathering over the holidays, or virtual happy hours with friends, many of us are experiencing fatigue of staring at our friends, coworkers, and family in…

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February 2021

Safety First Does your organization send email content or attachments containing important information like birth dates, social security numbers, account numbers? Using Microsoft Office 365 email with an Azure Protection license will allow your emails to be encrypted before they are sent and will keep the information from anyone but the intended party. Even after…

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January 2021

Teams Features Earlier this month, Microsoft 365 released several Message center announcements, including various new Teams features and updates to look out for. Meeting recaps are now available in the calendar event details tab. The recap will help meeting attendees as well as those who are unable to attend with a meeting recording, transcript, and…

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December 2020

Salesforce Buys Slack In a $27.7 billion megadeal, Salesforce has announced it will acquire Slack. Salesforce, a CRM powerhouse, will wade deeper into enterprise social with the purchase. Rumors of the pending deal surfaced earlier, causing Slack’s stock price to spike. Marc Benioff, Salesforce co-founder and CEO says of the deal: “This is a match…

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November 2020

Warshipping Warshipping, a new cyberattack technique, is on the rise, and consumers should be wary. Most of us online shop, expecting fast delivery times, so it isn’t a surprise to come home to a package, or multiple packages, on our doorsteps. What should come as a shock is that some of these packages could be…

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October 2020

Hi, Speed Event Apple was quick to follow up their annual September event with the Hi, Speed iPhone event this month. Four new iPhones were announced, plus a HomePod. We’re here to discuss the highlights of the event. The event kicked off announcing the HomePod Mini, a smaller version of the HomePod speaker. The speaker…

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September 2020

Office 2010 End Of Support While Office 2010 apps will continue to function, support for Office 2010 will be ending on October 13, 2020. If you have not begun to upgrade your Office 2010 environment yet, it is recommended you start soon. Like most Microsoft products Office 2010 has a support lifecycle during which bug…

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August 2020

Tech Together Foursquare and LinkNYC are coming together with one goal in mind: helping people in the time of COVID-19. The campaign between the pair is taking “data-driven marketing” to a whole new level. LinkNYC is using Foursquare’s location information to help New Yorkers avoid each other through digital out of home displays (DOOH). LinkNYC…

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July 2020

Slack Phishing An important part of staying protected against phishing attacks is staying aware, especially in order to spot new techniques being used. During a recent CyberWire Research Saturday podcast episode, Ashley Graves describes a phishing technique abusing webhooks in Slack. Graves, a Cloud Security Researcher at AT&T Alien Labs, says this fools users into…

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