The POODLE exploit

If you’re on the web much, have any online banking accounts or watch TV news, you’ve probably heard about POODLE in the last few weeks.

Rather than reinvent the wheel, I’m going to post some links here for those of you who are interested to peruse.

What you need to know about the SSLv3 “POODLE” flaw (CVE-2014-3566)

If you use the Internet at all, you’ll want to disable SSLv3 on the apps you use, too.  Here’s how you can disable SSLv3.

And, once again, I want to encourage EVERYONE to backup!  Please call us if you need help setting up a backup system.  Or, please just click on this link to buy Carbonite now.

Stay safe out there!

Wired technology writer suffers a major hack

Matt Honan recently found his digital life in a shambles. Bad guys were able to access his online accounts AND his personal computer.  They wiped every shred of data from his MacBook.

If Matt Honan, a technical writer for Wired Magazine,  can get hacked in such a fashion, so can any of us.  We now rely on our computers and the Internet for almost everything!  We store photos on our computers and in the cloud. We bank online. Who doesn’t order stuff online? Almost nobody!

The question is, what can you do to protect your accounts and your data?

Are you backing up your data?  If you are, are you backing up the right data?  

ConnectNC takes data protection seriously.  If you need our help getting the right stuff backed up, please give us call or open a ticket.  We have several backup options available, and can develop a plan for you or your business.

Read Matt’s story here:

Backing up your computer

Now that online backup services exist for less than $75 per year, and 1 TB external drives can be bought for less than $100, there’s no good reason to not backup up your computer.  It’s better to be safe than sorry.  Why lose your precious pictures or business documents when it can be prevented?

Contact us for really affordable online residential backups, or for backups for your company. We will develop a recovery plan that works for you.  Wouldn’t you feel better if you could be back up and running within a few hours of a crash?

Call us at 910-695-7068 ext 23 and ask for a backups specialist or click here to sign up for your free trial!