Monthly Archives: September 2010

The 17 Most Dangerous Places on the Web

With the internet became more pervasive into our lives and businesses, one needs to be careful about what neighborhoods your employees' and your own web browser decides to click on next. This article describes links that can lead to malicious websites where financial and personal information is at peril.

At Renascence IT Consulting, we are constantly aware of new techniques of scammers and malware writers are using to try and separate your company's information from your network and into their clutches. If you are unsure of what might be going on in your company and need some assistance with safe browsing, please contact us.

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Small Businesses Embrace Social Mediums and Pay the Price?

In the effort to be at the cutting edge of technology, marketing, and promoting itself, a company can unwittingly bring security concerns, malware, and risk sharing sensitive data. 

How is a company willing to balance these and other new technologies without infecting itself, shutting itself down due to proprietary leaks, or creating security concerns? At Renascence IT Consulting, Inc. we are aware of social media sites and how to protect yourself and educate your employees to use these tools to create a business, and not hit your proverbial thumb with the same instrument. Contact us with any questions or concerns.

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Fake Browser Warning Pages Try to Infect You with Malware

One of the newest tricks of malware is to present fake "warning" pages of different browsers and get you to download their malicious code. The infected webpage detects which of the popular browsers you are using, Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Chrome, and presents a warning page that is similar to that browser's actual layout. However the difference is that there are misspellings on the page, and it tries to get you to download software, something that none of the official web browsers would do.

With malware and viruses using more sinuous techniques to get you to infect your computer, it is hard to know how and where to protect yourself and your company. At Renascence IT Consulting, Inc. we are able to discern between real and fake downloads, and able to tackle the hard malware and viruses that may make its way onto your network. Contact us if you need assistance or have questions.

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