News | August 19, 2019

EMPIST Tech Talk Weekly Newsletter: Monday, August 19, 2019

EMPIST Tech Talk Weekly Newsletter

Guess who’s back? That’s right. Our Tech Talk Newsletter is back again to serve up some Monday news. Find out the latest on social engineering, mobile cybersecurity, Spotify, and more.  

This Week’s Top Tech News

A spare phone charger can be a godsend. Many of us don’t think twice before borrowing one from a stranger. However, a hacker recently flipped the script created an O.MG cable that looks and functions as an iPhone charging cable. Once your phone is connected to this, the hacker has easy access to your private information. Read the full story >> 


10 Ways to Avoid Social Engineering 

Is your Business a Prime Candidate for Social Engineering?   

There are plenty of things you can do to avoid social engineering attacks; you just need to be educated. In today’s social media-centric world, social engineering has become a concern in the workplace. Information is out there are hackers are using it to their advantage to gain access to valuable and sensitive data. Read the blog >> 

Tech Tip of the Week

From the EMPIST Help Desk 

Browsers beware! When you use a public computer or free public Wi-Fi, your data can be stolen or copied. Logging in to password-protected accounts on these networks is not recommended.  

Solve This  

*Cue dramatic game show music.* It’s time for some Tech Trivia! 

Question: What was the name of the first web browser publicly available?  

Answer: NCSA Mosaic  

What’s Happening in Digital Marketing? 

After years of Spotify pushing its way into the podcast game, they are finally ready to make their mark. The Spotify for Podcasters platform is out of beta testing and ready to compete with big names like Gimlet and Anchor. Read the full story to discover all the exciting user features available for Spotify podcasters. Read the full story >> 

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