Why you will not be fine on this Cloud9

Security threats come in all shapes and sizes, and it can be difficult to stay ahead of the curve. That’s why we go to great lengths to protect our clients from online security threats.

Whether it’s key loggers that record your login information or DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks that overwhelm a service with fake traffic, we’re always on the lookout for new ways to keep our clients safe. And as part of our service, we always advise our clients to install software updates as soon as they become available.

But there’s one type of update you should never install: Adobe Flash updates. Flash itself was discontinued in 2020 and is no longer supported, so you should assume that any Flash update messages will be a security threat. Keep yourself safe online by following our simple advice: when in doubt, don’t install it.

Currently, there is a new botnet campaign circulating that uses fake Flash messages as a cover. This campaign is called Cloud9, and if you use Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge, you could be a target.

A botnet is a group of infected devices that are controlled as one, without the owners’ knowledge. They are often used to steal sensitive data, send spam, or perform DDoS attacks. Cloud9 is particularly dangerous because it will attempt to install additional malware to your device or network if it’s not stopped in time. This type of attack is hard to spot because it looks like a genuine request. Just about anyone can become a target, which is why it’s important to be aware of the risks. Taking steps to protect your devices and networks from these kinds of security threats is essential for keeping your data safe.

While no system is ever 100% secure, there are things you can do to protect your business from cybercrime. Making sure everyone in your company is aware of the threat and knows what to look out for is a good first step. You should also ensure that everyone is running the latest version of their browser and has up-to-date security software. Finally, enabling Enhanced Protection in your browser’s Privacy and Security settings will give you a warning if you come across a risky website or download. At Tru Technical Partners, we can help you keep your business protected from cyber criminals. Just get in touch to learn more about how we can help you.