Facebook Messenger: Worth the Risk?

Facebook is an undeniable juggernaut in the social media world, and it's not hard to see why. Their interface is simple to use, the platform lends itself to endless scrolling to see more funny videos, pictures of your friends and the endless debates and dialogues that are taking place there.

A Hard Lesson To Learn

This new normal is beginning to be simply.. normal. If you're like most people, you probably never expected such a widespread transition to telecommuting, but "unexpected" has been the name of the game for 2020. Just about everything is done remotely these days, and one of the primary challenges lies in the education sector: how do we effectively and securely teach our kids remotely during these trying times?

Since the start of the remote school year, there have been a number of incidents of Zoom hijacking, where lewd, offensive, or otherwise inappropriate images are broadcast during school Zoom meetings, thereby hijacking the meeting and causing considerable issues for parents and educators alike.

Android Users: Beware Of These Apps

The debate between iPhone or Android echoes that of many other seemingly binary choices: Coke or Pepsi, Mac or PC, Tea or Coffee? Many of these choices simply come down to personal preference, though there are objective differences between these things that may make the choice more complicated than it appears on the surface.

When Cybercrimes Lead To Real World Consequences

We talk a lot about cyber crime in this newsletter, but most of the time, the impact is related to financial damage. This is for a variety of reasons, but the primary motivation behind most cyber attacks is the money that can be made. In pursuit of that money, many bad actors have decided to cast the widest net possible-- simply trying to make contact with anyone that they can.

A Date With Disaster

Before COVID, the nature of social interaction had already been changing on a fundamental level. While most people still went out into the world for work, shopping, drinks, dinner and the like, there were many individuals who already practiced an early form of social distancing, preferring instead to interact with others from the safety of their own homes.

The Age of Misinformation

As Abraham Lincoln once said, "don't trust everything you read on the internet." All jokes aside, our nation is moving closer and closer to the 2020 presidential election and the need for people to have access to factual and unbiased information is growing by the day.

Security By The Numbers

Security: a word that you’re likely extremely tired of hearing. Here at FrameWork, we’re passionate not only about the concept of cybersecurity, but more importantly, we’re passionate about maintaining YOUR security. One of the reasons we care so much is because – in the event of an attack – we want you to have the highest chance of a rapid and full recovery, outcomes that are certainly not the norm for any small-to-medium sized business.

Why You Need To “Plant Your Flag”

With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing more and more frequently used services to go entirely digital, there has never been a time more important to ‘plant your flag’ than now. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, it essentially means to create an account and claim your spot on this service – before someone else can.

Check Out Hacking With Harley

All too often, we hear stories about massive cyberattacks that threaten the safety of a staggering number of consumers. While it may not seem to happen often, the reality is that those large scale breaches are the outliers, and an unbelievable number of attacks are launched against small businesses every day.

Twitter Breached: Here’s What You Need To Know

On July 15th, a huge number of high-profile accounts on Twitter were accessed illegally by malicious actors, who used that access to advertise a bitcoin cryptocurrency scam, similar to that of a wire fraud scam. Affected users included high profile individuals such as Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Warren Buffet, and many others.