Bottom Line IT

Prioritizing New Business Technology

Posted date: November 6, 2017

New business technology solutions are coming out every day, pledging to make your company more efficient and more profitable. Half the battle is finding the right solution, and the other is paying for it. How does a business owner know which solution ...

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World’s Largest Spambot Discovered

Posted date: October 22, 2017

If you are not familiar with what a spambot is, they are programs designed to collect e-mail addresses from the Internet in order to build mailing lists for sending unsolicited e-mail. The recipient of the spammed email has no idea the email is not c ...

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Will Big Data Change How You Use Social Media?

Posted date: October 11, 2017

What is big data? How may it change how you use social media? Erik and Mike discussed what big data is and whether its impact on social media may affect things like life insurance policies and loans. Big data is exactly what it sounds like: massive v ...

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The Motives Behind Ransomware: Financial Gain or Just Destruction?

Posted date: September 22, 2017

What are the real motives behind ransomware attacks? Most experts believe most ransomware attacks can be traced back to money, but some experts are now saying that might not always be the case. NotPetya, an attack that targeted the Ukraine this past ...

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Hirotec America Announces New Partnership to Gain Manufacturing Excellence

Posted date: September 8, 2017

Mike and Erik discuss a recent announcement by a very forward thinking and successful Michigan based company, Hirotec America. The company recently announced their efforts to utilize lights out manufacturing to increase efficiency, reduce waste, and ...

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NotPetya Ransomware Not Designed to Make Money

Posted date: August 25, 2017

NotPetya, the recent ransomware attack that infected PC’s around the world spread faster than the notorious WannaCry ransomware. Its rapid proliferation wasn’t the only thing that set NotPetya apart. According to security experts, this attack ...

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Honda Gets Shutdown by WannaCry Ransomeware Attack

Posted date: August 11, 2017

On June 19th Honda, one of the largest auto makers in the world, joined Nissan and Renault SA as car manufacturers who had factories attacked by WannaCry. Despite Honda’s efforts to protect its network systems in May in response to WannaCry’s sp ...

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How NYU Accidentally Shared Military Code Breaking Project with the World

Posted date: July 21, 2017

A fascinating story about how an internet cyber researcher uncovered a completely unprotected server holding highly confidential information on a joint project between the Department of Defense, NYU, and IBM.  Mike and Amy discuss how this could hav ...

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How Consumers Feel About Ransomware Following WannaCry

Posted date: July 14, 2017

The aftermath of the recent WannaCry ransomware is still being felt. This ransomware affected more than 300,000 PCs over 150 countries. This got a lot of publicity and started many people outside of tech talking about the security of their data and t ...

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Cybercrime as a Service: A Growing Business

Posted date: June 23, 2017

You’ve heard of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and even Cybersecurity as a Service (CaaS), but have you heard of Cybercrime as a Service? Yes, indeed, in this day and age, if you want to hack someone, you don’t n ...

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