1.432.520.3539
Toll Free 1.844.520.3539

 

 

Flexnet Networks LLC Blog

Flexnet Networks LLC has been serving the Midland area since 2010, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Taking a Look at the Future of Cybersecurity

Taking a Look at the Future of Cybersecurity

How concerned are you with your business' cybersecurity? When you envision your business in the future, do you see yourself constantly fighting cyberattacks, or paying ransom? Hopefully not, but what if cybersecurity turns into one of the most difficult parts to maintaining a steady business? Today, we will look into the future and hypothesize what your business may need to do to defend against cybercriminals. 

Continue reading
0 Comments

Hacking Doesn’t Take a Computer Science Degree

Hacking Doesn’t Take a Computer Science Degree

There’s a reason that cybercrime is so popular: it is no longer reserved for those with extensive programming knowledge to profit from. Now, according to a report by Deloitte entitled Black Market Ecosystem: Estimating the Cost of “Pwnership”, there is a complete economy built around easily accessible hacking tools that don’t require specialized knowledge to leverage.

Continue reading
0 Comments

Keeping Your Smartphone Safe Helps Everyone

Keeping Your Smartphone Safe Helps Everyone

Mobile devices accompany us more or less everywhere, leading us to use them more and more frequently in all aspects of lie, including for business purposes. As a result, cybercriminals have even more motivation to target them. To help you avoid a mobile device being the downfall of your company’s security, we’ve assembled a few practices you and your staff should adopt.

Continue reading
0 Comments

SMBs Are Never Too Small for Hackers

SMBs Are Never Too Small for Hackers

Small businesses often fall into the trap of thinking that they are too small to be attacked. This misconception could ultimately cost your business too much. The fact of the matter is that all businesses have data that is worth something to hackers, and we’re here to prove it to you and offer a solution to this dilemma.

Continue reading
0 Comments

Mobile Malware Is Becoming a Bigger Problem

Mobile Malware Is Becoming a Bigger Problem

There was a time when people didn’t have to worry about getting computer viruses on their cell phones. Nowadays, with the exponential growth of mobile technologies, including application development options, mobile malware has become a problem, and it can be a big problem for your business. Today, we’ll take a look at the growing mobile malware market, from the threats to what you can do to keep it from being a problem for you.

Continue reading
0 Comments

Poking at Spear Phishing

Poking at Spear Phishing

Hopefully, you’ve heard of phishing at this point: the method cybercriminals use to scam their targets by impersonating someone that their targets would trust, requesting access credentials or other sensitive information. Did you know that there are specific kinds of phishing? Here, we’ll review one of the biggest risks to your business... spear phishing.

Continue reading
0 Comments

USB PC Killer Terrorizes Private College

USB PC Killer Terrorizes Private College

Network security is a priority for modern organizations of all kinds… after all, threats don’t often discriminate between the computer networks that they try to access. One kind of organization that should be especially diligent is the modern college or university. There are many different kinds of sensitive data stored there, including the personal, medical, and financial trifecta, along with intellectual property.

Continue reading
0 Comments

Down and Out in Cyberspace

Down and Out in Cyberspace

There has been a lot made in the media about the effect that movies and television has had on society. More often than not, the media that is produced is a result of the ebbs and flows that happen in society, which ironically makes the whole notion that television and movies affect society an interesting paradox. The ludicrous portrayal of criminality in media is one issue that is resoundingly debated by lawmakers and sociologists, alike.

Continue reading
0 Comments

This Scammer Raid Proves Just How Useful Monitoring Can Be

This Scammer Raid Proves Just How Useful Monitoring Can Be

It can be easy to underestimate the importance of monitoring your solutions, to adopt an “out of sight, out of mind” mentality. However, the benefits of persistent monitoring were recently thrust into the spotlight, when 24 spammers were arrested in October by the Delhi Police’s cyber cell for impersonating Microsoft support staff and duping American citizens.

Continue reading
0 Comments

Here Is a List of this Year’s Most Devastating Hacks

Here Is a List of this Year’s Most Devastating Hacks

Every business owner needs to consider how to approach network security. This is especially true with the litany of threats that face their organization’s network from simply being connected to the Internet. It may sound like an overstatement at first, but when you consider what some huge corporations--that have some very deep pockets--have dealt with very recently, it becomes evident that figuring out how to approach cybersecurity is one of the most important considerations any business owner has to make.

Continue reading
0 Comments

Getting to Know Technology: Hackers

Getting to Know Technology: Hackers

It doesn’t matter how much of a technology novice someone is, chances are, they’ve heard the term “hacker” before. A favorite character trope of Hollywood films and television dramas, these cybercriminals have appeared in productions like Die Hard and Mr. Robot with varying degrees of accuracy. Below, we explore what makes a hacker, and the kinds that exist in reality.

Continue reading
0 Comments

Despite Blockchain Security, Cryptocurrency Has Thieves Too

Despite Blockchain Security, Cryptocurrency Has Thieves Too

Cryptocurrencies are still one of the better known uses of blockchain technology, and though their values seem to have leveled off since the explosive growth they experienced a few months ago, that has not stopped people from seeking them out. Of course, where there’s money to be had, you’re sure to find cybercriminals.

Continue reading
0 Comments

Can You Spot the Bait in a Phishing Attack?

Can You Spot the Bait in a Phishing Attack?

Hackers are always trying to find creative and new ways to steal data and information from businesses. While spam (unwanted messages in your email inbox) has been around for a very long time, phishing emails have risen in popularity because they are more effective at achieving the desired endgame. How can you make sure that phishing scams don’t harm your business in the future?

Continue reading
0 Comments

It’s Decided: You’re More Likely to be Phished than Breached

It’s Decided: You’re More Likely to be Phished than Breached

Few security problems are more dangerous than a network breach. Considering how much you could lose from an unexpected bout with a hacker, it’s no surprise that businesses are concerned. Yet, even some of the most troublesome threats like phishing attacks are often ignored. A new study introduces the groundbreaking thought that phishing attacks should be at the forefront of a business owner’s mind regarding network security.

Continue reading
0 Comments

Virginia To Upgrade Voting Machines. Hopefully Other States Follow Suit

Virginia To Upgrade Voting Machines. Hopefully Other States Follow Suit

The 2016 United States presidential election was an ugly one for multiple reasons--chief among them the accusation that hacked voting machines could have altered the outcome of the election significantly. Thankfully, there are steps being taken to alleviate the worries that third parties might alter the outcome of such important events.

Continue reading
0 Comments

Social Media: The Most Effective Tool for Phishing Scams

Social Media: The Most Effective Tool for Phishing Scams

One thing that both fishing and phishing have in common is the use of lures. With the right lure, the chance of successfully catching the target improves. When it comes to the digital lures seen in phishing scams, research shows that social media is the most effective.

Continue reading
0 Comments

9 Types of Hackers You Need to Know About

9 Types of Hackers You Need to Know About

When you hear the term “hacker,” what do you imagine? You likely see what many see, a lone user hunched over a computer, creating chaos for chaos’ sake. However, this is a dangerously narrow view of those who qualify as “hackers.”

Continue reading
0 Comments

Tip of the Week: How You Can Beat These 4 Common Scams

Tip of the Week: How You Can Beat These 4 Common Scams

Cybersecurity is one of the most important aspects of running a business. Therefore, here are some of the best ways that your employees can contribute to your company’s technology security practices.

Continue reading
0 Comments

What’s a Rootkit Hack and How Can You Stop It?

What’s a Rootkit Hack and How Can You Stop It?

There are many types of online threats that the average business owner needs to understand and be prepared for. The problem here is that no two threats are alike, and they all perform different functions. One thing that all threats have in common is that they want to disrupt your operations in any way possible. To help you better prepare your organization for these threats, we’ll discuss a particularly dangerous malware: the rootkit hack.

Continue reading
0 Comments

Why Small Businesses Need to Think Big When it Comes to Network Security

Why Small Businesses Need to Think Big When it Comes to Network Security

There are benefits to being a small business. Being small provides all sorts of flexibility, including the ability to make decisions quickly and without having to go through so many hoops. Plus, you have a smaller workforce, which makes for a more personal experience. However, this also leads to a rather unfortunate side-effect of believing that you’re immune to being hacked.

Continue reading
0 Comments

Tag Cloud

Tip of the Week Security Technology Best Practices Hackers Privacy Cloud Network Security Business Computing Microsoft Internet Software Google Productivity User Tips Computer Innovation Malware Business Hardware Efficiency Business Management Windows 10 Hosted Solutions Mobile Devices Backup Smartphone Workplace Tips Productivity Email Smartphones Data Tech Term Android Miscellaneous Communication Upgrade IT Services Windows Cybersecurity Data Backup Browser Office 365 VoIP Apps Windows 10 Data Recovery Small Business Employer-Employee Relationship communications Disaster Recovery Gadgets Virtualization Business Continuity Outsourced IT Operating System Mobile Device Management Internet of Things Holiday IT Support Health Managed IT Services IT Support Network Server Passwords Office Best Practice Phishing Microsoft Office Chrome Cybercrime Data Security Ransomware Application Managed Service Provider Saving Money Cloud Computing Mobile Computing Law Enforcement Users Money Wireless Spam Facebook Artificial Intelligence Automation Data Management Social Media Mobility Password Social Information Technology Telephone Systems Collaboration Information Alert Quick Tips Gmail OneNote Office Tips Save Money Vulnerability Cost Management Unsupported Software Remote Computing Blockchain Shortcut Mobile Device The Internet of Things Bandwidth Hacking Managed Service Two-factor Authentication Google Drive Antivirus Government Applications App Networking Risk Management Computers Update Managed IT Services Wi-Fi Politics Proactive IT Humor Big Data Encryption Tablet Phone System Budget Hosted Solution History Business Intelligence Word Tech Support Managed IT Battery Recovery Going Green Meetings Telephony Data Storage BDR Firewall Education Identity Theft Router Augmented Reality Current Events Unified Threat Management Social Engineering BYOD Work/Life Balance Bring Your Own Device Wireless Technology Lithium-ion battery Search User Error Personal Information Entertainment USB Excel Evernote Printing Virtual Reality Project Management Computer Care IT solutions Avoiding Downtime Computer Accessories Data Protection SaaS Google Assistant End of Support Windows 7 Instant Messaging IT Management DDoS Audit Display Private Cloud Legal Internet Exlporer Commerce Benefits Conferencing Patch Management Biometrics Touchscreen Flexibility Disaster VPN Scam eWaste Automobile Marketing Retail Data Loss Television Mobile Security Devices Cleaning Apple Google Docs Streaming Media Analytics Payment Cards Storage Vendor Management Customer Service Sports Fraud Save Time Saving Time Business Technology WiFi File Sharing Samsung Wireless Charging PowerPoint Hard Drive iPhone Hacker HaaS Human Resources Cortana Managing Stress Data Breach Access Control Emails Travel Hybrid Cloud Settings Scams HBO Admin Fax Server Tablets 5G Hiring/Firing Amazon Remote Monitoring Projects Proactive Comparison ROI Workers Virtual Private Network Keyboard Shortcuts Experience Chromecast Mouse IT budget NFL YouTube Transportation iOS Virtual Assistant Cameras Websites intranet Specifications Windows Server 2008 R2 Updates Remote Workers Payroll Music Upgrades Value Advertising Video Games Administrator Employees Smart Technology Alexa for Business Printer Data Theft Science Sales Mobile Office Microsoft Word WIndows Server 2008 Security Cameras Books SharePoint Consultant Computer Forensics PDF Bloatware Access Network Congestion Identities Windows Ink OneDrive Distributed Denial of Service Computer Fan Development Co-Managed Services Point of Sale Printer Server Computing Maintenance Machine Learning Electronic Medical Records Teamwork Management Text Messaging Software as a Service Language Google Maps Voice over Internet Protocol IT consulting WannaCry Gifts Micrsosoft User Telephone App store Reputation Device Security Outlook Downtime Safety Near Field Communication Webinar Wireless Internet Nanotechnology Scalability Data storage Sabotage Employer Employee Relationship Credit Cards Digital Signage Best Available Hyperlink Branding Hard Drives Sync E-Commerce IT solutions Gamification Root Cause Analysis Vendor How To Virus PC FAQ Processor Uninterrupted Power Supply Screen Mirroring Wasting Time Identity Spyware Windows 10s Memory Employee-Employer Relationship Microsoft Excel Paperless Office Charger Benchmarks Cast Accessory Worker Commute Data Privacy Relocation Adobe Employee Wearable Technology Solid State Drive Financial Trending Administration Laptop Smartwatch WIndows 7 Myths Peripheral Customer Relationship Management Edge Licensing Break/Fix Running Cable Hard Disk Drive Testing Black Market Regulations Touchpad Server Maintenance Training Threats Presentation Bluetooth Chromebook Files Ciminal Medical IT Keyboard Camera Robot Legislation Investment Company Culture

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code

Recent Comments

No comments yet.