In the past few years we’ve written a number of articles on how to spot tech support scam, or what to do if somebody’s tried to scam you. There’s no doubt that this type of cyber fraud will continue to exist no matter how hard we try to eradicate it. However, knowing how to protect yourself against various types of scams is key to keeping your private data and money safe. This time we’d like to summarize a few rules and best practices based on the recent reports we received to help users avoid being scammed by fake tech support companies. [Read more…] about How to Protect Yourself Against Tech Support Scams
Keeping customers and their private data secure has always been one of the top priorities for us at Techinline. With that in mind, FixMe.IT was designed to help you deliver the highest level of services while ensuring that all communications between you and your customers stay as secure as possible. However, if you’re looking to further enhance it or gain more control of all incoming and outgoing connections, there are a few tips that we’d like to share. [Read more…] about How to Enhance Your FixMe.IT Account’s Security
Let’s be straightforward – “tech support” scammers can be a real pain in the ass. Scammers can lock out users’ machines and steal their private data. Scammers are the reason IT pros have to deal with too much suspicion on the client’s part when trying to provide remote technical assistance. Lastly, scammers can damage vendor’s reputation by using this or that product for fraudulent purposes.
Keeping our customers and average PC users safe from scams or any other threats is a priority for us at Techinline. Some time ago we published an article on how to spot typical tech support fraud, as well as shared our own experience in fighting “Microsoft support” scammers. Nevertheless, scammers are here to stay, at least for now. As we have thousands of users worldwide, it’s almost impossible to proactively identify which ones are using our product for unsolicited purposes. However, we’ll continue educating our users about “Microsoft support” scams to ensure that issues of this sort are on the decrease.
We’d like to share another real life story, and we do hope that this will help our customers, their clients, and other businesses fight back against “Microsoft support” scams. [Read more…] about Another Fight on “Microsoft Tech Support” Scams
There’s a number of great password manager solutions available nowadays, making it less painful to memorize every single symbol combination for a zillion websites that you’re registered on. However, it’s still common to neglect two of the most important rules of Internet security: ‘don’t be too obvious’ and ‘don’t reuse the same password’.
With a pair of notable remote support tools being hit by cyber-attacks in the recent days, we wanted to take a moment and share some of the best practices on how to improve the strength of your passwords and reduce the risk of unauthorized access to your account. [Read more…] about How to Create a Secure Password
Whether you’re planning to open a new division in the Bay Area or are worried about what will happen when you double your employee roster this year, you must keep your organization’s sensitive data safe. According to the 2015 Cost of Data Breach Study conducted by Ponemon Institute and sponsored by IBM, the average cost for each record containing confidential information increased from $201 to $217 in 2015. The total average cost paid by organizations as a result of data breaches increased from $5.9 million to $6.5 million year-by-year, and the numbers are likely to increase over the long term. [Read more…] about Preventing Data Breaches In 2016
2016 is just around the corner and now is that traditional moment we always seize to predict what’s next, as well as to sum up what we’ve seen this year. Fortunately, the remote desktop industry hasn’t experienced any fundamental disturbances in 2015. However, there are five key industry trends that we at Techinline would like to highlight in this post and share with our users. [Read more…] about Top Five Remote Desktop Industry Trends of 2015