Fake Zoom Domains: 3 Ways to Work Safely from Home
Pandemic Strikes: Cyber Attackers Strike Faster
With the recent COVID-19 global pandemic, businesses have been ordered to enforce their employees to work from home, making Zoom the most efficient way to communicate with each other. Cyber attackers have stayed one step ahead of the game by domain spoofing. Some attackers have taken it even further by sending “exe.” files that will infect your computer with a virus and thus opening your systems to further attacks. With a little over 1,700 new Zoom domains created, and at least 25 percent of them created in the last week, making sure your systems are secure as they are being accessed remotely is more important than ever.
3 Ways to stay safe from home
Network Security– Setting up your network security is crucial to building a good defense system for guarding your personal information. Building in multiple levels of antivirus solutions, putting firewalls in place, and frequently updating your software are the three kings of network security. If you own a business, you take great interest in the safety of your employees, so make sure that they are equipped with the right tools to keep themselves – and your company – safe.
Email Filtering– Do you have a Prince somewhere who wants to send you money? Everyone has received at least one of those ridiculous emails from bad actors trying to steal your personal information. These types of scams are called phishing and are easy to spot. Unfortunately, there are thousands of different scams out there and some of them aren’t so easy to spot. There are 5 types of phishing that are most common, the most prevalent of them using email as the gateway. By using email filtering solutions, it can eliminate 99 percent of spam that comes through your inbox, quarantining suspicious emails by running your email through a filter before it even gets to your inbox.
VPN– Thanks to the internet, communicating and doing business is now easier than ever. But with it comes security risks. Virtual Private Network or VPN is a way to encrypt any information going from your server to any remote browser. The global COVID-19 pandemic has stationed your salesforce at home. You are now relying on your employees to fulfill orders quickly and remotely. Having a VPN to encrypt all information to and from your server is crucial, especially during this global crisis. Site-to-site or client-to-site connections help your information stay private.
Attackers have become more clever; but unfortunately for them, our network security systems are the strongest they have been. There is no need to stress about your company’s privacy and safety when you take the right steps to safeguard yourself. At KMF Technologies, we pride ourselves on protecting your privacy. Serving industries such as insurance, medical, and construction, we understand the security and IT problems that businesses face today. With more than 15 years of experience in all facets of the IT field, we know the ins and outs of keeping your business safe.