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Cyber Security

Protect Yourself and Your Clients from Fraudulent Requests for Wiring Funds

December 16, 2015  |  by Ellen

As we mentioned a few months ago, there’s a growing cyber scam involving real estate agents’ email accounts being hacked and their clients’ email addresses stolen. Then, when email traffic indicates a closing is near, the hackers will contact the client(s) from an email address that is nearly identical to the actual agent’s address and request the client wire funds to... Continue Reading

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Watch Out For The Latest Wire Fraud Hacker Scam

October 15, 2015  |  by Ellen

There’s more reason to be extra-cautious these days when dealing with online communication. The National Association of REALTORS® has issued warning bulletins about the increased use and sophistication of the wire fraud scam. Asking people to wire money to fake accounts is nothing new, but the fraudsters are getting better at looking like the real deal. They gain access to... Continue Reading

Stay Safe

Arkansas Real Estate Agent Escapes From Gunpoint During Showing

May 4, 2015  |  by Ellen

A tragedy was avoided in Arkansas last week after a real estate agent escaped being held at gunpoint when she was showing a house to a woman posing to be a buyer. The pretend buyer gave the agent a fake name before meeting her at the house. Once they were inside she pulled a gun out of a diaper bag and forced... Continue Reading

Phishing

Is it SPAM? – What to Do

February 26, 2015  |  by Jess

MRIS customers have been reporting an influx of SPAM messages recently that appear to be from MRIS. If you receive an email that claims to be from MRIS requesting your MRIS login information, do not respond and delete the email. These emails are not from MRIS and are most likely a phishing scam. If you’re unfamiliar with what phishing is,... 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

Internet Explorer Vulnerability Discovered

May 1, 2014  |  by Data Center Services

A previously unknown security flaw, present in Internet Explorer, has recently been discovered. This flaw has been used in limited attacks across the internet; these attacks have targeted Internet Explorer 9, 10, and 11 (though Internet Explorer 6, 7, and 8 are vulnerable as well). The attacks also require the presence of Adobe’s Flash player, and can be used to... Continue Reading

Cyber Security

Alert: Fraudulent Email Circulating

April 14, 2014  |  by Jess

Over the weekend, some MRIS customers received an email claiming to be from MRIS with the subject line “Threat Detected.” The email warns you that a threat has been detected and asks you to click a link to “switch to the new secure anti-theft TQ4-81 Protect Cpanel.” If you received this message, DO NOT click the link provided in this... Continue Reading

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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

Passwords

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

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