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Four Ways to Promote Safer Cyber Security Practices Among Staff

"No company can afford to appear unreliable when it comes to cyber security‬. Here are four ways to promote its importance among all of your staff, rather than just those employed in information security jobs." More

Scammers Are Calling Parents Telling Them Their Children Are Being Held Hostage

"It’s every parent’s worst nightmare. But more and more mothers and fathers are getting phone calls telling them their children are being held hostage. But that doesn’t necessarily mean they are." More

Tips on Avoiding Scams Targeting the Elderly

"When it comes to scams targeting the elderly population, there no such thing as being TOO INFORMED. According to The Alzheimer’s Association, exploitation of seniors in the United States is actually on the rise." More

Amateur Attackers Can Steal Data from Thousands of Files

“More than 11,000 files were found to be easily accessible on cloud storage containers, some of which exposed sensitive data such as email addresses, passwords, and credit card transaction logs.” More

New Russian Hacks Target US Banks

"Cybersecurity experts at root9B, staffed by veterans from the U.S. State Dept. and Dept. of Defense, have discovered that a powerful Russian cyber hacking group linked to Kremlin-backed cyber-espionage is making preparations for a large-scale attack on global banks." More

Prilock’s Tip of the Month

Activate an off-site file backup service such as Carbonite, Mosey, or I-Drive. If your systems are damaged, burned or stolen, your data will be safe.

Free Software

Lookout Security Software

Anti-Virus for your iPhone and Android. Does backups and scans. Find out more here.

Things to Think About

  • Are you checking financial and medical accounts on public WiFi? Make sure this is only done on a secure and private network.
  • What is your plan of action if your cell phone is stolen? Enable remote location and wiping on your smartphone today!

 Breaking News

Hard Rock Hotel and Casino

According to Hard Rock’s website, a security breach has ocurred. “This incident may have allowed criminal hackers access to information about credit or debit cards used at certain Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas retail & service locations." Find out more here.

Cool Stuff

Nikola Labs iPhone Case Charges Your iPhone Using Radio Waves More

Must-Have App

WiFi Analyzer

Shows you available WiFi networks and their strength as you walk around. This is a handy tool. Available in the Google Play and Apple Stores.

This Month’s Top Phishing Attack Emails to Look Out for


These emails will provide a link where you can confirm update account information. However, clicking this link will only download a virus to your computer! These emails are not from Paypal.


Emails saying your version of Adobe is out of date with a provided link to update, have been reported. Don’t click the link. You can check to see if you have the updated version by going to Adobe’s website yourself. To report a possible phish or to read Adobe’s tips to avoiding these scams, visit

May 2015 Prilock Security Newsletter
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