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The Devious Netflix Phish that Just Won’t Die

The email hits your inbox with an urgent warning: Your Netflix account has been suspended, due to a problem with your billing information. It offers a link, which takes you to what looks very much like a Netflix landing page. It’s not. Instead, it’s a phishing scam that collects extensive personal data on victims. But as with all […]

KRACK Wi-Fi Attack Threatens All Networks: How to Stay Safe and What You Need to Know

A devastating flaw in Wi-Fi’s WPA security protocol makes it possible for attackers to eavesdrop on your data when you connect to Wi-Fi. Dubbed KRACK, the issue affects the Wi-Fi protocol itself—not specific products or implementations—and “works against all modern protected Wi-Fi networks,” according to Mathy Vanhoef, the researcher that discovered it. That means that if your device […]

iOS Password Popup Indistinguishable From Phishing Scam

Every iOS user is familiar with the popups that require an Apple ID password before completing a task; muscle memory usually takes over to type the secret code and “sign in.” But, according to mobile developer Felix Krause, iDevice owners should think twice before handing over credentials. In a recent blog post, Krause shines the light […]

How to Protect your Credit Rating in Light of the Equifax Data Breach

Follow these steps on a regular basis: Early detection and immediate action is the only way to limit the damage that’s done when your personal information is fraudulently accessed and used. Here are a few steps you can do to help detect and reduce the possibility that your personal account information is used fraudulently: NEVER […]

ArtPrize Partners with Technology Leaders, Announces Launch of 2017 Mobile App

As the Official Technology provider of ArtPrize, Trivalent Group will continue to power the ArtPrize visitor experience by providing state-of-the-art Dell EMC laptops, tablets and printers that will allow ArtPrize volunteers and staff to assist the thousands of visitors with voting, wayfinding and information throughout Grand Rapids. Trivalent’s Managed Services team also provides IT support to the ArtPrize team […]

New Malwarebytes Report: Ransomware Attack Downtime, Not Ransom Demand, is the Business Killer

Malwarebytes has released its “Second Annual State of Ransomware Report,” which surveyed 1,054 companies with less than 1,000 employees across North America, France, U.K., Germany, Australia, and Singapore. The report, conducted by Osterman Research, explores ransomware attack frequency, impacts of attacks in SMB environments, costs of attacks, attitudes towards ransom payments, preparedness and more. 22% […]

Cyber-Attacks Soar by a Quarter as Phishing Dominates

Cyber-attacks were up by a quarter in Q2 2017, with a surprising twist: global manufacturing is now the top target. The report from NTT Security also shows that phishing is the most popular threat vector, two-thirds (67%) of attacks came in the form of just such a threat. NTT is a very large global managed security provider, […]

CEO Fraud Attacks Were Far More Lucrative than Ransomware Over the Past 3 Years

Cisco’s midyear report released this week showed that CEO fraud netted cybercrime five times more money than ransomware over the last three years. The surprising highlight of Cisco’s ninety-page report was that cybercrime made 5.3 billion from CEO fraud attacks–called business email compromise (BEC) by the FBI–compared with a “mere” 1 billion for ransomware over […]

Corp! Magazine: Celebrating Growth in Michigan Continues with this Year’s Economic Bright Spots

Trivalent Group Inc. Grandville www.trivalentgroup.com OVERALL WINNER IN MEDIUM BUSINESS CATEGORY More than 700 organizations of all sizes and from all industries trust Trivalent Group with their technology infrastructure. “It’s a trust hard-earned through a relentless dedication to putting our clients’ missions — not their technology — at the center of their business,” said CEO Larry […]

Unsupported OSes (Windows XP, 8, and Server 2003) Get Rare Emergency Updates in Response to WannaCry Ransomware

A day after a ransomware worm infected 75,000 machines in 100 countries, Microsoft is taking the highly unusual step of issuing patches that immunize Windows XP, 8, and Server 2003, operating systems the company stopped supporting as many as three years ago. Microsoft also rolled out a signature that allows its Windows Defender antivirus engine […]