Work remotely and securely

During these times of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s critical to stay connected when working from home or on the road. DuLac Networks provides complete solutions for your remote workforce including secure VPN access to your office from anywhere in the world, collaboration platforms such as Microsoft Teams, and cloud base storage solutions such as Microsoft SharePoint.

Computers and mobile devices connected to the cloud.

Contact us today to find out how you can start working remotely.

Russian hacker arrested while attempting to recruit an employee of a Nevada company.

Following a series of events starting in mid-July, Egor Igorevich Kriuchkov, a 27-year-old Russian was arrested after traveling to the US in order to recruit and convince an employee of a Nevada company to install malware on their employer’s network in exchange for $1,000,000. The FBI filed charges on Monday against Kriuchkov who faces up to five years in prison if convicted.

According to ZDNet the FBI had begun monitoring Kriuchkov after being notified by the employee of the target company. The employee was initially offered $500,000 in exchange for installing malware on the company’s computers. Working with the FBI the employee then negotiated with the hackers up to $1,000,000 with an up front payment of 1 bitcoin.

Read the full article here.

Why businesses are turning to managed IT services.

More and more businesses are turning to managed IT services in response to changes in the technology industry. What are some of these changes? Notably the migration to cloud-based services and the need to outsource technical support services has caused this shift.

Read the article below from CIO to learn more.

https://www.cio.com/article/2930498/why-businesses-are-turning-to-managed-it-services.html

Critical Vulnerability Found in RDP and Crypto API

Windows 10 is vulnerable

Microsoft released software fixes on January 14th to shore up issues with Windows Remote Desktop Gateway (RD Gateway), Windows Remote Desktop Client, and Windows CryptoAPI. These vulnerabilities affect Windows machines running 32bit or 64bit versions of Windows 7 and newer, and Windows Server 2012 and newer. Microsoft strongly encourages all users of these versions of Windows to install the latest updates available to address these vulnerabilities.

For more information click the link below.

https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/aa20-014a

Seasons Greetings

2019 was a good year and as a result we are looking forward to 2020.

With Christmas around the corner and New Year’s right after it’s easy to forget about taking care of your computers and technology. That’s why DuLac Networks takes pride in continuing to provide top quality maintenance and support for all your technology needs.

We offer the following services:

Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year

From all of us at DuLac Networks to all of you. Have a happy and blessed holiday season.

BlueKeep creates concern for Windows 7 users.

The latest threat to Windows users comes in the form of a vulnerability that allows an attacker to take control of a computer remotely. According to WikiPedia here’s the definition:

BlueKeep (CVE2019-0708) is a security vulnerability that was discovered in Microsoft‘s Remote Desktop Protocol, which allows for the possibility of remote code execution.

The remote code execution is the most concerning since it could potentially allow hackers to install software on the remote system and use tools such as self propagating worms to spread across a network.

All users of Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2008 R2 are being strongly urged to install Windows updates from Microsoft to protect against this threat.

Windows 7 End of Life

After January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or support for PCs running Windows 7. Now is the time to upgrade to Windows 10. You can either upgrade on existing hardware or consider purchasing a new computer with Windows 10 pre-installed.

See the article below for more information.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/windows/end-of-windows-7-support

Contact us to find out what your best options will be to upgrade to Windows 10.