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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...


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...


November Scam of the Month: Mailbox Full Phishes

November 27, 2017 | By Todd O'Boyle

The Strongarm team has been seeing a new type of phishing attack in the wild. These “mailbox full phishes" target the inboxes of Office365 and Google Apps for Business users and tries to make users upset in order to convince them to click. We’ve seen...


User Training: A Low-Tech Solution to Phishing

September 8, 2017 | By Stephen DiCato

Early in my career, I was an active naysayer against “security awareness training.” The idea that we could train every employee in the company to actively identify phishing emails and never fall victim didn’t just seem improbable; I thought it was impossible. Why? Well, the...