Direct Technology Group Blog

Direct Technology Group provides professional IT Support and Network Services for Businesses around South Florida. Computer Services, Tech Support, IT Solutions and more!

There’s a New Internet Explorer Zero-Day Threat in Town

There’s a New Internet Explorer Zero-Day Threat in Town

Have you ever heard the phrase zero-day threat? Basically, they are the scariest threats out there, because they are unaddressed and unresolved by the software developer, all while being actively exploited in the wild. This effectively gives the developer zero days to address the issue before it becomes a problem. Today, one of the most dangerous threats of the zero-day variety takes advantage of a weakness in Internet Explorer - but there is now a patch for it.

Continue reading
0 Comment

For This Ransomware, “Yes or No” Really Means “Yes or Yes”

For This Ransomware, “Yes or No” Really Means “Yes or Yes”

The ransomware Petya (previously thought to have been eradicated) has unfortunately resurfaced, and it’s brought a friend to the party. Petya was delivered via an email containing an invitation to apply for a job, including the virus in an executable file that was disguised as a PDF job resume. When a hepless user clicked the file, Petya would get to work.

Continue reading
0 Comment

Alert: New Malware Can Download 200 Malicious Apps in a Few Short Hours

Alert: New Malware Can Download 200 Malicious Apps in a Few Short Hours

You don’t often hear about mobile operating systems being vulnerable to security threats (desktop vulnerabilities usually hog the spotlight), but when you do, they’re usually major problems that you need to be aware of. One such threat is called “Hummer,” a trojan that has installed unwanted apps and malware to more than a million phones all over the world.

Continue reading
0 Comment

Alert: 7-Zip Software Can Leave Your System Vulnerable

Alert: 7-Zip Software Can Leave Your System Vulnerable

Software vulnerabilities can cause major issues for individuals and businesses. Cisco’s Talos Security Intelligence and Research Group, which is designed as an organization to “protect consumers from known and emerging threats,” has found such a vulnerability with 7zip.

Continue reading
0 Comment

A Checklist of 40 Microsoft Software Titles Reaching End of Life/Extended Support in July 2016

A Checklist of 40 Microsoft Software Titles Reaching End of Life/Extended Support in July 2016

What kind of Microsoft products does your business use on a regular basis? If you can’t answer this question, you could be in trouble when it comes time to update your crucial applications and operating systems. This is a necessary part of working with technology; if your software can’t be considered secure, you need to upgrade to a more recent, better-functioning tool, or find yourself in a dangerous situation.

Continue reading
0 Comment

Alert: New CryptoJoker Ransomware May Be the Worst Ransomware Yet

b2ap3_thumbnail_ransomware_hostage_400.jpgModern ransomware is exceptionally dangerous, even by malware standards. Ransomware is capable of locking down important files on a victim’s computer, displaying a massive threat to both business professionals and their networks, as well as the average PC user. While other types of ransomware like CryptoLocker and CryptoWall are somewhat manageable, a new variant called CryptoJoker makes it borderline impossible to recover your files.

Continue reading
0 Comment

Alert: How Hackers are Scamming Users With Fake IT Support Hotline

b2ap3_thumbnail_malware_lock_up_400.jpgThere’s a wicked string of malware on the Internet that locks users out of their browser and directs them to call a phone number. That phone number reaches hackers who have set up a subterfuge as an IT support company. If this happens to you, even if you are in the middle of something important, do not call the phone number.

Continue reading
0 Comment

This Windows 10 Email Scam Isn’t The Upgrade You’re Looking For

b2ap3_thumbnail_windows_10_email_scam_400.jpgFor those of you who don’t yet have Windows 10, don’t panic. It’s not going anywhere, and you’ll get it soon enough. In the meantime, it’s important that you don’t get impatient and hastily open suspicious emails containing what appears to be a launcher for your Windows 10 download. Hackers are using ransomware to extort money from unsuspecting users who just want their new operating system already.

Continue reading
0 Comment

Windows 10 Is Here - Everything Your Business Needs to Know

b2ap3_thumbnail_windows_10.pngMicrosoft’s latest PC operating system arrived with fanfare yesterday, and has received overwhelmingly positive reviews so far, but is it ready for your business? Let’s take it for a spin and find out.

Continue reading
0 Comment

Windows Server 2003 End of Support Date Looms on the Horizon

b2ap3_thumbnail_windows_logo_400.jpgThe next major operating system to get the ax from Microsoft is Windows Server 2003. Slated to have its mainstream support ended on July 14th, businesses that currently use the software need to begin making plans to upgrade their system as soon as possible. With this server operating system no longer being supported by Microsoft, your data will be vulnerable to the latest online threats.

Continue reading
0 Comment

Mobile? Grab this Article!

Qr Code

Tag Cloud

Tip of the Week Security Technology Best Practices Privacy Business Computing Cloud Google Hackers Microsoft Malware Network Security Efficiency Data User Tips Innovation Business Miscellaneous Software Backup Productivity Email Smartphones Internet Hardware communications Computer Hosted Solutions Mobile Devices Workplace Tips Android Productivity Smartphone Communication Ransomware Cybersecurity Windows 10 Browser Windows Social Media Network VoIP Upgrade Business Management Outsourced IT Tech Term Mobile Device Small Business IT Support Passwords IT Services Microsoft Office Save Money Employer-Employee Relationship Business Continuity Users Holiday Office Collaboration Managed IT Services Apps Managed IT Services Windows 10 Bandwidth Automation Internet of Things Chrome IT Support Marketing Data Backup Gmail Quick Tips Gadgets Disaster Recovery Wireless Cloud Computing Facebook Alert Applications Data Recovery Password Wi-Fi Server Mobility App Managed Service Computers Office Tips Apple Router Health Remote Computing Mobile Device Management Hacking Settings Virtualization Networking Information Business Intelligence Office 365 Cybercrime Government Phishing VPN Managed Service Provider Excel Law Enforcement Access Control Analytics BYOD Application Saving Money Data Management Retail Blockchain Website Laptop Operating System Physical Security History Word Mouse Google Drive Safety Workers Remote Monitoring Mobile Computing VoIP Paperless Office Recovery Politics Managed IT Service Compliance Entertainment Environment iPhone WiFi Maintenance Data Breach Big Data Artificial Intelligence Battery Lithium-ion battery Virus Spam Value Telephone Systems Social Engineering Patch Management Going Green Biometrics Twitter Virtual Assistant Printer Data Protection HIPAA Risk Management How To Printer Server Hybrid Cloud Tech Terms Remote Monitoring and Management Customer Service Humor Internet Exlporer Managing Stress RAM Cost Management Sports Streaming Media Fax Server Net Neutrality The Internet of Things Information Technology Employee-Employer Relationship Two-factor Authentication Vulnerability Processor Company Culture Scam Healthcare Cortana Smart Technology Telephony eWaste G Suite Data Security Files User Error Data storage Best Practice Medical IT End of Support Connectivity Voice over Internet Protocol Shortcut Tablet Current Events Search Batteries PowerPoint Bring Your Own Device Hosted Solution Wireless Charging Dark Web Mobile Office Human Resources Cleaning Tip of the week Payment Cards DDoS Robot Tech Support BDR IT solutions Hard Drives Movies Botnet Public Cloud Threats Certification Touchpad Windows 7 Distributed Denial of Service IT Management Proactive IT Customer Relationship Management SaaS Legal Staffing Memory Spam Blocking Unified Threat Management Taskbar Shadow IT Technology Tips Microsoft Office 365 Budget User Tip Tactics WIndows 7 WannaCry Unified Communications Managed IT Scams Training Time Management File Sharing Windows Media Player Windows XP Email Management Relocation National Security Backup and Disaster Recovery Authentication Telecommuting Internet Explorer Hard Drive Programming PDF Project Management Security Cameras Chrome OS Network Attached Storage Analysis User Security Video Games Updates SSD Authorization Millennials Threat SharePoint Processors Microsoft Teams Licensing Insurance Wearables Black Market Encryption Server Management Business Technology Gadget Analyitcs Webcam Inventory Troubleshooting Printing Phone System Spyware User Travel YouTube Electronic Health Records Notifications Machine Learning Worker Hacker Alerts Display Mobile Security Update File Management Paper HP Live Streaming NarrowBand Downtime Employees Telecommute Reporting Sales Science Work/Life Balance Avoiding Downtime Multi-Factor Security Benchmarks e-waste Outlook Managed Services Provider Voice over IP Ink Document Management Cables Bluetooth Automobile WhatsApp Wireless Technology E-Commerce Solid State Drive Data loss Knowledge Windows 8 Virtual Reality Recycling Profitability Vendor eCommerce Payment Wearable Technology Digital USB Social News Chromecast Monitor Hard Disk Drive Staff GDPR Access Comparison disposal Copy Online Shopping Downloads Bloatware Internet exploMicrosoft Eliminating Downtime People instant Messaging Running Cable Edge Antivirus Telephone System Techology Paste Reputation Video Uninterrupted Power Supply Websites Storage Printers Specifications Trends Consultant Entrepreneur Google Maps Computer Accessories Advertising Bitcoin Wireless Internet Vulnerabilities Amazon Social Networking Education HaaS Spotify Customer OneNote Dongle Error Conferencing Tablets Lead Generation A.I. Best Available Cameras Private Cloud Help Desk Meetings Cryptocurrency IT budget Plug-In Personal Information Remote Support Flexibility Hiring/Firing Cabling Remote Control Windows Server 2008 R2 Touchscreen Content Filtering Database