This week’s TechTip is a Public Service Announcement (PSA) for those of you who are using the Chrome browser.
Several security researchers identified a “Serious Chrome zero-day” vulnerability. This just means that there is a vulnerability in the Chrome browser that hackers could exploit to gain access to your computer.
A zero-day threat is a threat that exploits an unknown computer security vulnerability. The term is derived from the age of the exploit, which takes place before or on the first (or “zeroth”) day of a developer’s awareness of the exploit or bug … Attackers exploit zero-day vulnerabilities through different vectors.
How to Check for the Latest Chrome Browser Update
It’s quite simple to take a look and make sure your Chrome browser has been updated to the latest version which fixes the problem.
“Operationalizing Sales and Marketing: First Steps for Insurance Agents – Episode 049” by Steve Anderson and Ryan Deeds
When Microsoft released Windows 10 nearly four years ago, it included a new updated and modern browser called Edge. While Internet Explorer lived on due to some underlying code in Windows and for compatibility with legacy business websites, Microsoft no longer provides updates for Internet Explorer when new web standards are released.
That’s a problem for the insurance industry.
Way too many insurance companies and technology vendors require the use of Internet Explorer to make their websites and web platforms fully functional.
Microsoft has tried some different ways to push businesses to improve their older web apps but, unfortunately, IT administrators have naturally taken the easy route of continuing to rely on Internet Explorer and its various compatibility modes.
“Making Goals Happen: Strategic Planning for Insurance Agencies – Episode 048” by Steve Anderson and Ryan Deeds
Maybe the better question is: “Agency owners, how sure are you that your staff can spot a phishing email in their inbox?”
Phishing attacks continue to be a genuine problem for all organizations both large and small. Insurance agencies are not immune.
It can be harder than you think to identify a phishing email. Phishing is an attempt to trick the email recipient into giving up personal information by pretending to be someone you know. The real question then becomes, “Can you tell a fake email from a real email?”
Phishing is bad, but it’s not always easy to determine what might be a sketchy email and what might be a legitimate one. To help, Alphabet (Google’s parent company) subsidiary Jigsaw has made a quiz to help teach people how to spot malicious emails better.