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iOS 15 is here: Everything to know before you update your iPhone

September 24th, 2021 Posted by Life and Culture, Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “iOS 15 is here: Everything to know before you update your iPhone”

“Timing is everything! iOS 15 is here but should you rush to update your phone?”

Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


Hot on the heels of the iOS 14.8 update and security fix, iOS 15 has arrived! There are many new and unique features; however, you may or may not want to wait to download iOS 15. Alison DeNisco Rayome for cnet.com again does an excellent job laying out all the details in this informative piece.


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Apple iOS 14.8: Everything to know about the latest iPhone update and security fix

September 20th, 2021 Posted by Life and Culture, Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Apple iOS 14.8: Everything to know about the latest iPhone update and security fix”

“According to the experts, this iOS update is a must for iPhone and iPad owners.”

Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


Even though iOS 15 is just around the corner, if you haven’t updated to iOS 14.8 yet on your iPhone or iPad, you should do so now! Everything you need to know about this critical update and security fix is detailed in this short but informative read by Alison DeNisco Rayome for cnet.com.


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10 Dangerous Phishing Attack Trends To Know About In 2021

September 8th, 2021 Posted by Life and Culture, Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “10 Dangerous Phishing Attack Trends To Know About In 2021”

“Are you familiar with brand impersonation, business email compromise, initial access brokers and more? If you are not familiar with these and other dangerous phishing attacks, it’s time to brush up!”

Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


Phishing attacks continue to be a primary weapon of choice for cybercriminals. These attacks come in all shapes and sizes, and bad guys are getting more creative with each passing day! In fact, according to data from the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center last year, phishing attacks (via email and SMS texts) accounted for more than double the number of incidents compared with other types of computer crime.

Awareness is an excellent beginning to protecting your organization. Recently, experts identified the ten most dangerous phishing attack trends of 2021. Learn about these prominent attack types in this superb piece by Michael Novinson for CRN.com.  


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5 Tips to Avoid Smishing Scams

August 31st, 2021 Posted by Life and Culture, Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “5 Tips to Avoid Smishing Scams”

“Phishing, Smishing, what’s the difference? You should know so you can prepare and prevent for both!”

Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


You are probably familiar with the term “Phishing Scams” and how cybercriminals use these email techniques to gain access to critical information and more. A phrase you may not be as familiar with is “Smishing Scams” and how these SMS attacks are becoming more common with the bad guys using this type of attack to lure you into clicking a potentially harmful link or giving out critical information as well.

Check out this short but revealing read on “Smishing Scams” from the University of Hawai’i Federal Credit Union for an excellent explanation of their nature and tips on avoiding becoming a victim and what to do if you fear you have.


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What to Do If You’re Concerned About the T-Mobile Data Breach

August 17th, 2021 Posted by Life and Culture, Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “What to Do If You’re Concerned About the T-Mobile Data Breach”

“Another large data breach, and you may be exposed. Here is what to do if you’re concerned.”

Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


This breach is a big one! According to a report first published Sunday on the tech site Motherboard, criminals claim to have copied more than 100 million subscribers’ account data, including names, physical addresses, phone numbers, Social Security numbers, and driver’s license numbers. While data breaches are now a regular occurrence, experts say this one may be of additional concern given the depth of information stolen and put up for sale on the web. You can take several steps to help protect yourself highlighted here in this piece by Allen St. John for consumerreports.org.


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Report: The iPhone 14 will be a major upgrade, and it will be made of titanium

August 16th, 2021 Posted by Life and Culture, Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Report: The iPhone 14 will be a major upgrade, and it will be made of titanium”

“If you’re thinking about your next iPhone upgrade or coming into the Apple iPhone family, you might want to wait until the release of the iPhone 14!”

Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


Attention iPhone users contemplating when to upgrade and potential new iPhone users! According to information in a recent investor note from JPMorgan Chase seen by AppleInsider and MacRumors, the iPhone 14 will be a MAJOR upgrade and made of titanium alongside or instead of aluminum or stainless steel. Get more details in this article by Samuel Axon for arstechnica.com.


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