Just a notification to be extra careful out there right now. Hackers are currently working overtime to take advantage of the chaos caused by the pandemic. I’m noticing a significant uptick in cyber security alerts related to Malware. Please take extra steps to be careful right now when getting unexpected emails, etc. If you aren’t sure about an email, always check for issues before opening one easy is to use Google’s web based anti-virus www.virustotal.com to scan attachments and links(URL). If you have one of our Security Tips Mousepads you'll recognize this website as being one of our top three most important to have on hand. If you don't have a mousepad, but want one - it is included in our free IT Assessment available to companies with 5 or more computers.
I would also recommend you review your personal anti-virus solutions to make sure you’re using a top tier product. If you are working from home, this is more important than ever.
These are the two truly independent Anti-Virus rating organizations that I use to evaluate our Anti-virus products. Each of them gives a slightly different picture, so I like to use both to get a good idea (among other resources). If both of them have awarded their highest badge to your anti-virus, I’d consider it a top tier product. If not, I would strongly recommend changing your anti-virus to something that provides better protection. I’ve included the snips below to help you determine if your solution is a top tier.
Awards for this year aren’t available on AV-Comparatives yet. However this test shows both protection (grey bar) and accuracy/usability/how often it will say something is infected when it isn’t (Orange line). The best solutions will have a full grey bar and a orange line that is at the bottom of the graph.
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