Ribb”IT” Review

Each month, we publish a printed newsletter for our clients and friends. You can read past issues here, as well as sign up for future editions.

November 2019 Newsletter

  • Ransomware is Everywhere

  • Several New Issues Being Seen With Apple’s Latest iOS

  • Robbin Hood Ransomware Another Reason To Back Up Your Systems

  • Malicious Apps Continue Getting Past Google On Play Store

  • Support For Microsoft Office 2010 Ending Soon Upgrade Recommended

October 2019 Newsletter

  • Report Shows 118 Percent Increase In Ransomware Attacks In 2019

  • Companies Are Losing Billions To Business Email Compromises

  • Browsers Are Waging War On Third Party Cookies

  • Hackers Are Using Resumes To Deliver Malicious Software

  • Watch Out For Old Hacking Technique Offering Free Downloads

  • Malware Now Hiding Inside Fake Copies Of Online Books

September 2019 Newsletter

  • Study On Passwords Shows People Still Use Breached Passwords
  • Bluetooth Security Issue Could Affect Most Devices
  • LeapPad Kids Tablet Found To Have Security Issues
  • Apple Will Stop Listening To Siri Recordings For Now
  • Facebook is Making Changes To Privacy Following Huge Fine

August 2019 Newsletter

  • Keeping up with BlueKeep
  • NASA Suffers Data Breach With Device Connected To Network
  • Large Percentage Of Mobile Apps Have Security Flaws
  • IP Camera Hacking Attempts Are Rising
  • Researchers Recently Discovered A New Mysterious Malware Strain

July 2019 Newsletter

  • Your Company’s Data was Hacked –Are You Legally Responsible?
  • New Security Vulnerabilities Found In Intel Processors
  • Malware Focused On Mobile Banking Greatly Increased In 2019
  • Hackers Using WhatsApp To Install Malware On Phones
  • Unexpected Support Updates For Older Systems Released By Microsoft

June 2019 Newsletter

  • Five Common Insider Threat Profiles
  • Some Dell Systems Are At Risk Of New Hacks
  • Chrome Will Offer More Ways To Control Web Tracking
  • Security Is Now A Concern For Open Source Software
  • Persistent Banking Trojan Virus Launches New Phishing Scam

May 2019 Newsletter

  • Amazon Echo is Always Listening
  • Windows Defender Security Comes To Mac Devices
  • Phishing Attack Targets Amex And Netflix Users
  • Toyota Customers Possibly Affected By Data Breach
  • Malware In Documents Is Latest Hacker Trend
  • Millions Of Facebook Usernames And Passwords Stored By Accident

April 2019 Newsletter

  • Malware Stealing Usernames And Passwords At Alarming Rates
  • New Linux Security Flaw Could Give Hackers Full System Access
  • New Malware Is Coming Through Messaging Apps
  • Adobe Shockwave Unavailable After April
  • Google Releasing Chrome Extension To Detect Password Theft
  • Skype Video Calls Get Background Blur Feature

March 2019 Newsletter

  • Large Increase In Business Email Hacking Incidents
  • New 5GE Coming To Phones Is Still In Development
  • Google+ is Finally Getting Deleted
  • GSuite Now Offers Better Android Mobile App Management Options
  • Google Releasing Chrome Extension To Detect Password Theft
  • Have you ever lost an hour of work on your computer?

February 2019 Newsletter

  • MSP Owners Share Their Favorite Business Books
  • New Windows 10 Updates Will Use 7 GB Of Space
  • Malware Drains Your Computer’s Resources Without Your Knowledge
  • New Amazon Order Confirmation Emails Could Be Phishing Attempts
  • Have you ever lost an hour of work on your computer?

January 2019 Newsletter

  • No More Support for Microsoft Windows 7 and What This Means To You
  • Officials Want To Know If Wireless Carriers Are Throttling Video
  • Are Graphics Processing Units Vulnerable To Hacker Attacks?

  • Google Continues To Battle With Malware In Play Store

  • Microsoft Is Bringing Augmented Reality To The Military

December 2018 Newsletter

  • The Importance of Strong, Secure Passwords

  • Are Banner Ads Coming To Some Windows 10 Apps Soon?

  • Hidden Threats: Is Your Computer Secretly Mining Cryptocurrency?

  • Dark Mode On Android Phones Extends Battery Life

November 2018 Newsletter

  • Microsoft Begins Re-releasing Windows 10 October Update After Fixing File Deletion Bug

  • Spectre Security Built Into New Intel Chip Hardware

  • An A.I. Breed of Malware

  • Payment Pages Are Being Compromised To Steal Data

October 2018 Newsletter

  • High Frequency Audio Computer Monitors May Expose Screen Activity

  • New Versions Of Ransomware Continue To Wreak Havoc

  • Cortana May Have Flaw Allowing Unauthorized System Access

  • Tech Support Scammers Are Advertising Online

September 2018 Newsletter

  • New Intel Vulnerability Named Foreshadow Found
  • Two Things that Will Stunt Your Business’ Growth
  • Is On-page SEO or Link-building a More Powerful Tool for Marketing?
  • How Analytics Can Help Your Business

August 2018 Newsletter

  • USB Drive Security - Why You Should Be Worried About Your Team Using USB Drives
  • Is Your Website Search Engine Friendly?
  • The ONLY Way to Run Your Business
  • What to Do with Unfavorable Customer Reviews

July 2018 Newsletter

  • Hackers and the DARK Web: What Business Owners Need to Know
  • How to Turn Visitors to Your Website into Customers
  • How to Save Time When Managing Social Media
  • Stay Small, or Get Big?

June 2018 Newsletter

  • Is It Time to Consider Managed IT Services for Your Business?
  • Top 30 + 1 Keyboard Shortcuts PC Users Should Know
  • How to Make Your Facebook Fans Happy
  • How to Win Back Customers You’ve Lost

May 2018 Newsletter

  • Are Ex-Employees Threatening Your Company's  Security?
  • Have you ever lost an hour of work on your computer?
  • 3 Changes To Your Website That Are Proven To Improve Conversion
  • Microsoft May Remove Windows Paint From  Operating System
  • Can Outsourced Telemarketing Help My Business?

April 2018 Newsletter

  • Bitcoin in the Workplace - An Intro to Crypto Currency
  • Have you ever lost an hour of work on your computer?
  • If You’re Using Social Media, You’re Ahead of the Game
  • Annoying Things on Your Website that Will Drive Business Away

March 2018 Newsletter

  • Will Your Business Be Ransomware's Next Victim?
  • Have you ever lost an hour of work on your computer?
  • Nvidia Dropping Driver Support For Older Operating
  • 4 Reasons You Should Be Using LinkedIn

February 2018 Newsletter

  • Sound Waves May Be Used In Future Hard Drive Attacks
  • Virus Spread Through Facebook Messenger Mines For Cryptocurrency
  • Weird Sounds Coming From Your Speakers? Could Be A Hacker
  • Better Parental Controls Underway For Apple Devices
  • Select HP Laptop Models Recalled Over Battery Issue

January 2018 Newsletter

  • Ransomware Attackers Are Increasing Their Attacks On Businesses
  • PayPal-Owned Company Sees Breach Of 1.6 Million Customers
  • Many Consumers Would Withdraw Business From Companies If Data Breached
  • Former Employees Pose Serious Risk To Security
  • Are You Protected?

December 2017 Newsletter

  • The Key to Career Success: Focus
  • The Phrase You Should Never, Ever Utter
  • Why Outsource Your IT?
  • Stay Small, or Get Big?
  • Getting Back To Business After A Natural Disaster
  • What You Can Learn From Being A Parent and An Entrepreneur

November 2017 Newsletter

  • But My Business is Not Like That One
  • Driving Big Traffic to Your Website via Pinterest
  • Mistakes are Just Short Moments in Time
  • How Do You Make it Easy For Customers to Choose You?

October 2017 Newsletter

  • You Don't Convince You Persuade
  • App of the month: Good Budget
  • Beam Me Up, Scotty: Lessons from StarTrek
  • The Mistakes that Could Kill your New Website
  • Why Showing Up at Trade Shows is a Good Idea for Your Company

September 2017 Newsletter

  • Surviving the Tough Times While Running Your Business
  • Don't Feel Bad When You Can't Meet Every Request
  • How to Improve Your Password Security... and Tips to Remember Your New Secure Password
  • Four Things To Tell Yourself to Make You Feel More Resilient
  • Do You Think Your Information is Safe? I Bet the Woman in This True Story Did Too

August 2017 Newsletter

  • If You're Using Social Media, You're Ahead of the Game
  • Long-Term Thinking
  • How to Win Back Customers You've Lost
  • Three Changes to Your Website That Are Proven to Improve Conversion
  • Exoskeleton's Revamped

July 2017 Newsletter

  • Annoying things on Your Website that Will Drive Business Away
  • How to Jumpstart your Small Business for Big Things This Year
  • The Key to Making Your Personal Productivity Skyrocket
  • Todays Technology: eSight 3
  • Typing Tricks

June 2017 Newsletter

  • How to keep your employees from leaking confidential information
  • Goal setting doesn’t work (And Santa Claus may not exist)

May 2017 Newsletter

  • Use This 9-Step Checklist: To Ensure Your Data Is Safe, Secure And Recoverable
  • How Sure Are You That Your Company And Its Data Is Protected
  • Believe You Can Be Extraordinary
  • Shiny New Gadget Of The Month: Surface Studio

April 2017 Newsletter

  • 7 Ways to Dodge a Data Disaster
  • The Misnomer of Failure
  • Be Disaster Ready

March 2017 Newsletter

  • “Lucky Charm” Keeps Hackers Out
  • Solve It By Sundown
  • Imagine careening through a virtual forest on the back of a Pegasus in a race against other fitness buffs...
  • Uber has added a new destination: people.
  • The Furbo Dog Camera lets you play with your pet from miles away.
  • Introducing the mercenary software that powered Trump and Brexit.

February 2017 Newsletter

  • That Fake App Just Stole Your ID
  • Smart Closing Techniques, Step 2
  • Your phone may be spying on you, warns Edward Snowden
  • This simple, 30-second breathing exercise wakes you up like a cup of coffee
  • No bigger than a water bottle when folded, this “personal drone” is packed with features

January 2017 Newsletter

  • 3 "Must-Do" IT Resolutions For 2017
  • Smart Closing Technique, Step 1
  • If you work at a standing desk, you'll love this.
  • Here's an easy way to start 2017 with a clean e-mail inbox
  • Imagine your tea, smarter and faster in 2017
  • Progress doesn't have to grind to a halt during an Internet outage