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MRIS System Maintenance October 16-19

October 9, 2015  |  by Garry

Attention MRIS Customers: MRIS will be performing system maintenance beginning at 10pm on October 16 through 6am on October 19. We are upgrading our systems for better performance. All MRIS systems could experience periods of unavailability during these times, but we are doing our best to mitigate this in advance to reduce the impact on our subscribers. We do expect... Continue Reading


Wire Fraud Targets Real Estate Transactions

October 2, 2015  |  by Garry

Recently some MRIS customers have reported a particularly insidious wire scam. A hacker will use a phishing attack to be given access to a subscriber’s e-mail account to obtain information about upcoming real estate transactions. The hacker will send an e-mail to the buyer, posing either as the title company representative or as the agent. The fraudulent e-mail will contain... Continue Reading

Cyber Security

2 Hacker Networks Busted! But You’re Not Safe from Them Yet!

June 6, 2014  |  by Garry

We encourage you to run security scans on your machines ASAP. Two hacker networks were seized by law enforcement this week and along with security experts – they are recommending that you scan your computers in no later than two weeks. This is the timing of when the experts believe the infected computers will initiate their cyber-attacks on other computers... Continue Reading

Internet Security SSL

New Vulnerability Discovered – Heartbleed Bug

April 9, 2014  |  by Garry

For over two years a massive vulnerability has existed in over two thirds of all the computers you visit on the web. Very recently discovered, this vulnerability may mean that information about you has been sniffed out of those computers. The sky is not falling – but every single password you have should be changed ASAP. However, the sky may... Continue Reading

Apple Releases Security Updates

Apple Releases Multiple Updates for Security Vulnerabilities

February 27, 2014  |  by Garry

If you have ever attended one of the security presentations I have given – you know that the most important word in them is UPDATE.  Updating your applications, operating systems, browsers as well as security products are one of the most critical pieces of your defense against malware, hackers, system unavailability and identity theft which leads to a plethora of... Continue Reading


Changing Passwords (or How I Spent the Last 15 Minutes)

December 5, 2013  |  by Garry

My last 15 minutes were spent typing this brief blog to notify you of yet another massive hacking event has occurred (and most likely still occurring) Millions of IDs/Passwords were discovered stolen/hacked from numerous online services. This includes Yahoo, Google, Twitter and more. The 15 minutes prior to writing this was spent safeguarding myself against any embarrassing hacks, financial loss... Continue Reading

Cyber Security

Be Aware: New Malware Campaign Circulating

November 6, 2013  |  by Garry

The National Cyber Awareness System has posted a very serious warning on a malware campaign that will render your files inaccessible if you were to get your systems infected by it. Systems Affected Microsoft Windows systems running Windows 7, Vista, and XP operating systems Overview Infected systems will have files encrypted And  a ransom will have to be paid to... Continue Reading


Learn How to Lower Your Business Risk & Liability at REISE!

April 17, 2013  |  by Garry

Whether you’re a broker who wants to learn how to lower your business risk and liability or you’re a techie servicing a real estate pro, there’s a must-not-miss event coming to town: a FREE Real Estate Information Security (REISE) Workshop. Recently, a broker spent more than $1.5 million in order to recover from an incident – something that could have... Continue Reading


So Many Passwords!

March 18, 2013  |  by Garry

Passwords are a pain for you, for me and everyone that computes online. To help ease that pain, I want to share a concept I use for remembering so many of them to login to various protected sites. Passwords are a necessary piece of security in our super connected world! If you use the same password on every login you... Continue Reading

Garo's Valentines Day Steak Strategy

Garo’s Significantly Succulent Valentine Steak Strategy

February 13, 2013  |  by Garry

Folks, I’ve written a few blogs on IT service management, general technology and cyber security and promise to write more in the coming weeks if you will listen to me. I thought I would re-introduce myself to you with a recipe and instructions for Valentine’s dinner at home. Let’s face it, the hours and effort spent in my technology world... Continue Reading

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