2 factor authentication NOW

Now that we are all many days in to the shutdown from COVID-19 and many are working from home there has been a huge increase in support requests from clients existing and new that have had accounts compromised. Email and cloud storage accounts alike are victims of hacking and most of the time that is […]
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Be vigilant about opening email!

The following incident occurred to the city of Riveria Beach, Florida very recently after one of it’s employees opened a suspicious email that contained ransomware. It cost them $600,000 and then some. See Here It is of paramount importance that when receiving / opening email you perform due diligence before clicking to open the email […]

If you or anyone you know uses WhatsApp you need to read this.

See this article for a critical issue if you have the App “WhatsApp” installed on your phone, this was just announced May 13, 2019 so it’s worth double checking. It’s a scary read and the long and short of it is you need to update the app immediately if it’s not the current most […]

The number 1 reason not to use the same password everywhere.

Recently Facebook had yet another security issue wherein a huge amount of passwords for it’s users may have been exposed, see here ……McLean Data recommends you NEVER use the same password for multiple accounts although many people in practice do just that, once any of the sites are compromised that contain one of your “favorite” passwords […]

Secure your accounts properly.

Recently one of the largest companies, Facebook had a security breach in which millions of accounts were impacted/compromised, this brings to the forefront the fact that you are your own security expert in this on line world, many sites offer you the opportunity and even encourage you to sign in to their site using your […]

Security / Hacking / Warning

In the last couple weeks McLean Data has received concerned communications from multiple users that have received an ominous email which includes a real password that is in use by the recipient of the email, the email furthermore attempts to extort money or “intimate” information will be disseminated to all the users contacts. This link […]

Don’t dismiss the latest warning from FBI

Recently an alert went out issued by the FBI referencing a large number of  WiFi Routers that may be compromised and unsafe to use, see original statement HERE. Many articles state that you should be “rebooting” / restarting your WiFi routers, others say you may need to update firmware on your devices to the latest […]

Caller ID Spoofing

As of late several clients have experienced receiving calls from people who claim they received a call from them and are calling them back, the problem…said person never initiated a call to the party returning their call, this is indicative of Caller ID Spoofing wherein a nefarious party places calls and inserts a bogus caller […]

Keep your identity secure.

The latest breach of one of the credit bureaus should cause everyone to evaluate their protection. Many just assume things will be ok but you may not know you have a problem until it’s too late. A recent USA Today article provides information and a link to see if you have been impacted. USA Today […]

Latest Ransomware Attacks – Please read.

To all my clients far and wide: Due to the recent outbreak of ransomware that has wreaked havoc in many environments it is more important than ever to be vigilant about your computer use. > Keep your machine updated (like check for and install updates now, not later) >Be extremely cautious about email attachments, this should […]