internet is more unsafe today than it was 10 years ago.
With so many tech-savvy individuals gaining entry into
private systems and corporate servers stealing
information, committing cyber crimes, credit card
information, client profiles, and causing general
problems to the people on the receiving end of the
hacking attempt. In 2010, cyber crimes shot up 40% to an
estimated 2.9 million effected systems. By 2012 that
number is thought to double.
There's many tools at our disposal that allows us to
check for vulnerabilities. We have dozens of tools and
dozens of software at our disposal that we can use to
look for network problems. These are the same tools that
are used by hackers to gain entry into your systems
servers and websites causing havoc!
Take a look at some of the real vulnerabilities
found during some of our previous calls:
A design firm called complaining about slow speeds
coming from their network. Upon investigation, it was
discovered that the owners ex-husband had hired a cyber
investigator to initiate a "Man in the Middle Attack"
all information that was being sent over the
secured wireless network was being recorded by
the investigator to be used to sabotage her business.
On a routine service call with a client, it was
discovered that when the tech had set up their wireless
network, they had only setup a WEP encrypted network.
Upon checking the logs on the router it was discovered
that there were 4 separate systems accessing the network
(of which the client only had 2 computers) the hackers
were leeching bandwidth from the client not only causing
slow speeds, but increasing his internet bill by almost
$35.00 a month!
During a scan of a business website, it was determined
that in the registration form field, there was the
ability to run code through one of the fields. This gave
backdoor access to the server which included access to
all client information. This included phone numbers,
credit card numbers, payment schedules, usernames and
passwords. If this wasn't caught by us, it could have
caused irreparable damages to the company in question.
* None of these clients were aware of any issues
until they were discovered by Avterra Systems. Your home
or business system may be vulnerable right now. For a
small fee we can check the security on the networks and
if any information is found, we can give you an estimate