Category Archives: Tech Info

“Can you hear me now?”

A new scam affecting credit cards has been reported, where a "robo-call" connects, the person at the other end mumbles something, then apologizes, and says "My name is <whatever> with the service department.  Can you hear okay me now?" If you get that call, DON'T ANSWER IT!  It's another credit card scam. (more…)...

How (and why) does a website get hacked?

What is always fascinating about website hacks is that it happens regardless of the organization’s size. According to Sucuri (a web security company that Valley Technologies uses as one of its security partners), it doesn't matter if you are a Fortune 500 or a small business selling cupcakes. The only difference is the why. Read the how's and why's (as well as the impact) in their article:  CLICK HERE  ...

They keep trying to break in, and someday they may succeed.

Door locks, alarms, barking dogs, motion detector lights, etc., do NOT make watching2your home "burglar-proof", but will more likely deter someone from breaking in, and chase them off. More and more of our clients have asked for our assistance with locking the doors, and setting off alarms when an intruder attempts to get in, and we are succeeding in keeping them out! (more…)...

2016 Web Security Trends

Trends 2016 – Web Security

2016 – The more things change, the more they remain the same. Web security is and will Security3continue to make the news in 2016 (and that is not a good thing). Yes, we will continue to see social engineering. We will continue to see phishing (and other forms of malicious email). Malware and ransomware will continue to be an issue. All this has been news for the past decade. And it will not go away in 2016. (more…)...