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CES: What to Expect on the Tech Horizon

Saturday, March 6th, 2021

Technology is in almost every single aspect of our daily life.  Things that were once big screen sci-fi are now an everyday reality.  So how do we know what the next new thing is on the horizon?  CES (Consumer Electronics Show) is a massive preview.  Happening this week in Las Vegas, CES has more than […]

February Microsoft Security Issues & Patches

Saturday, February 6th, 2021

Earlier this month Microsoft released a series of patches to rectify over seventy security issues in Windows and software that interacts with Windows, including critical updates for Adobe Flash Player and Microsoft Office. At least twenty of the flaws are considered critical as Microsoft believes hackers could easily compromise systems. The number one priority patch […]

Coronavirus: Working from Home

Friday, March 13th, 2020

There are a myriad of reasons not to allow workers to work remotely… From security concerns to productivity issues, it’s hard to give up the ability to monitor what your staff is doing. But there are certain times when it is the only real option you have.  One of the biggest advantages to being able […]

Employers Liable for Employee Personal Info Leak

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018

Back in 2014, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center confirmed a data breach that release that caused over 60,000 employees’ personal information to be released. Hackers then used that information to file and receive fraudulent tax return monies.  Employees sued the company, but the case was discarded from lower courts. Now, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court […]

The Rise of ATM Jackpotting

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

When you think of the word “jackpot,” you probably picture a slot machine spitting out piles of coins. ATM jackpotting is the same thing, except it’s an ATM spitting out cash. It’s not new in Europe or Asia, but it’s relatively unheard of here in the US. That’s expected to change, according to a warning issued […]

TideCheck App Used by CIA to Spread Malware

Friday, July 14th, 2017

The CIA created an app called TideCheck that is a secret vehicle for HighRise malware; malware was designed to seize SMS on Android smartphones, according to a report recently released by Wikileaks. The good news is that this version, dated from back in late 2013, only works on Android versions 4.0-4.3.  It must also be […]

Bank Website Stolen by Hackers

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

When you log into a bank website, you probably don’t spend too much time worrying about the security of your information, right? How would you feel if a bank’s entire online presence had been compromised and was sending you malware? That’s what happened to one Brazilian bank. They didn’t just get hacked or hijacked, they […]

The One Click that Brought Down Yahoo

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

One click.  One and a half billion users.  Five hundred million dollars.  Those are roughly the numbers involved in sordid story of Yahoo’s sale to Verizon. As you probably already know, Verizon has been working on buying Yahoo, but a hacking scandal that compromised a mindblowing number of user accounts allowed Verizon to get a […]

Our Book in Suburban Living Magazine

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

16,000 homes and businesses are set to learn about our book, How HIPAA Can Crush Your Medical Practice, in the pages of the magazine Suburban Living.  Make sure to grab a copy, especially if you work in the medical field!

Petronella Technology Group

Monday, April 27th, 2015

Hi, This is Craig Petronella – Call me at 919-422-2607 if you want to leverage technology to increase your business profits and eliminate any opportunity for a security breach to occur in your business. I guarantee it. If you’re sick and tired of a slow computer network, Call me. Here’s what Shaun Bateman said “I […]