Call us : (973) 433-6676 | E-Mail: sales@sterlingrose.com  

Blog

10Apr2018

The Not-So-Hidden Costs of Free Apps

Facebook is free. You can get a free Starbucks app that gives you savings. You can use any number of free navigation apps, such as Waze or Google Maps. They may be free of fees, but they have costs, but they have costs, and that may be at the practical heart of privacy. Our purpose
  • 10 Apr, 2018
  • Norman Rosenthal
  • 0 Comments
  • cybercrime, cybersecurity, data security, free apps, Malware, online safety, privacy,
Read more
10Apr2018

Don’t Go to the Dark (Web) Side

The story of the hacking frenzy would be incomplete without mentioning the dark web. Some adventurous souls might think they can just drop in for a quick visit to see what’s it like and leave, but two thoughts come to mind: Trying to leave the Hotel California and a lamb sauntering into a lions’ den.
  • 10 Apr, 2018
  • Norman Rosenthal
  • 0 Comments
  • cybercrime, cybersecurity, data security, Malware, online safety, privacy, risk management,
Read more
10Apr2018

Spoofs and Email Management

Spoofing email addresses is so common that you might as well accept the fact that you have to scrutinize every message you get. With our switch to a new Office 365 management portal, many clients have been getting emails allegedly from Microsoft, and some are more obvious spoofs than others. It might be time to
  • 10 Apr, 2018
  • Norman Rosenthal
  • 0 Comments
  • cybercrime, cybersecurity, data security, Malware, online safety, privacy, risk management, spoofing,
Read more
13Mar2018

Safe Travels, Safe Wi-Fi

It’s getting near spring-break time, and summer vacations will soon follow. You may have seen the reports about wi-fi issues and data security. One of the biggest problems you face is how easy it is to log onto a “fake” wi-fi network – a network that is neither part or your hotel’s system nor secure.
  • 13 Mar, 2018
  • Norman Rosenthal
  • 0 Comments
  • cybercrime. cybersecurity, data security, online safety, public wifi, spoofing,
Read more
13Mar2018

Managing Storage on Your Devices

It doesn’t get more disappointing than to get a message that you can’t shoot a photo or video because your storage is full. Don’t let a storage shortage limit your ability to capture those memorable vacation moments. You can get the storage you need, and the sooner you do it, the better off you’ll be.
  • 13 Mar, 2018
  • Norman Rosenthal
  • 0 Comments
  • Android, Droid, iPad Pro, iPhone, iPod, iwatch, managing storage, nexus, Samsung Galaxy,
Read more
13Mar2018

Fraud’s Warning Signs

Anyone who tries to defraud you online – or even on the telephone – is literally banking your carelessness. Take a good look at emails and links and listen carefully on the phone. You can spot the fraud, and if you’re not sure, disengage and call the person you think contacted you – on the
  • 13 Mar, 2018
  • Norman Rosenthal
  • 0 Comments
  • cybercrime, cybersecurity, data security, fraud, online safety, phishing, risk management, security, spamming, spoofing,
Read more
13Feb2018

Security Not Top-of-Mind at CES

It’s fair to say I was disappointed when talking to IoT device manufacturers at CES in Las Vegas last month. Security was not the big thing on their minds. And except for a TV screen that you can roll up like paper (which I couldn’t see at the show), there wasn’t anything I wanted to
  • 13 Feb, 2018
  • Norman Rosenthal
  • 0 Comments
  • 5G, AI, Alexa, Android, Apple, autonomous vehicles, Bigsby, CES, In-car systems, IoT, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony,
Read more
13Feb2018

Spectre and Meltdown Raise Need to Update

We’ve seen lots of patches from chip manufacturers and operating-system publishers trying to resolve the Spectre and Meltdown issues. Their effectiveness is mixed, but there are a couple of things you can do to help protect your systems: backup your files and update your software. The patches came out quickly last month, and they kept
  • 13 Feb, 2018
  • Norman Rosenthal
  • 0 Comments
  • antivirus protection, Apple, applications, browsers, chromebook, cybercesurity, cybercrime, data security, firmware, intel, meltdown, Microsoft, online safety, operating systems, risk management, spectre,
Read more
13Feb2018

Tax Season: The Next Scam Season

I don’t know whether more money changes hands during the holiday shopping season or during tax season, but a lot is at stake between now and April 17 as people prepare tax returns. It’s a busy time of year for scammers, most of whom want to use fraudulent information to get your tax return money.
  • 13 Feb, 2018
  • Norman Rosenthal
  • 0 Comments
  • back taxes, chbersecurity, cybercrime, data breach, data security, email scams, equifax, fraud, irs, online security, phishing, phone scam, risk management, scams, spoofing, strong passwords, tax season,
Read more
09Jan2018

Unsecure Security Cameras

As more businesses and homes add security cameras to monitor their premises, hackers are enjoying the view, too. While camera manufacturers can and should secure the backdoors to their systems, there are also steps you can take to protect your property. We’re seeing an uptick in security camera systems being hacked, and one recent incident
  • 9 Jan, 2018
  • Norman Rosenthal
  • 0 Comments
  • cybersecurity, privacy, risk management, security cameras. IoT, Surveillance,
Read more
Older Posts >>