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DNSWatch Blocking Popular Websites: A Recap and Future Plans

April 17, 2018 | By Patrick Cloke

Last February, DNSWatch mistakenly blocked popular domain names (you can see the details in our past blogpost). Since then we have been creating a plan to limit the possibility of this happening in the future. Recap: What happened? DNSWatch periodically updates the list of domains...


DNSWatch Blocking Popular Websites

February 26, 2018 | By Stephen DiCato

What Happened? Over the past three weeks, approximately 10 very popular websites have been miscategorized in our blacklists and content filtering categories. The most impact was seen when one of the data feeds powering DNSWatch blacklisted `download.microsoft.com`, `m.youtube.com`, and `www.youtube.com`. When these were added to...


Strongarm Acquired by WatchGuard Technologies

January 18, 2018 | By Todd O'Boyle

Today we announced that we’ve been acquired by WatchGuard Technologies. All of our customers should already have been contacted by us explaining the transaction and what happens next. We’d like to to thank all of our customers for believing in us over the past three...


Strongarm’s Top Security Predictions for 2018

January 9, 2018 | By Todd O'Boyle

There were a few things that caught us by surprise in 2017. It’s good to reflect on those when thinking about the future. The first was the rise of using quasi-legal click harvesting and cryptocurrency mining to make money. Criminals are finding ways to make...


Three Steps to Better User Education for Security

December 20, 2017 | By Todd O'Boyle

Does this sound familiar? You’ve conducted user trainings for your employees, going over the basics of security and what to look for when it comes to phishing, ransomware, and other online threats. You’ve reviewed password security with them, explained how to secure their devices, and...


Adobe Flash Update Scam: December 2017 Scam of the Month

December 19, 2017 | By Todd O'Boyle

Have you heard about the Adobe Flash update scam? Adobe Flash Player has unfortunately long been plagued with malware-related issues. The software has often been discovered to have vulnerabilities that make it possible for bad guys to spread malware. The most recent vulnerability was discovered...