System admin goes to coffee shop

System admin Jim is sitting in a café getting his favorite cappuccino, while waiting for the drink to be prepared he flips open the notebook computer and goes to his favorite website – checking on sports and news.

Then of course checks his email with outlook on his desktop.

What he did not realize is that another person next door to the coffee shop has been listening in on the network sessions, and captured the network traffic. Since the outlook email transmits passwords in the clear (without encryption) the hacker was able to obtain the username and password of the system administrator at abc co.

The hacker now can log into the abc co server. After the hacker logs into the remote server he was able to access more systems and place software that will give him access to the company systems even after the sys admin changes his password.

We can check your systems for unknown software very easily and let you know what is going on.

Linux admin is busy with software installations

Our Linux admin is a pretty sharp guy, he is working on updating website technology (php version). We have to keep up with patches  and new technical abilities.

Unbeknownst to him, a hacker somehow placed a “crontab” entry which will run every 60 minutes shutting down defenses and opening other attack avenues. The hacker used a well known breach in the Windows platform to make inroads on one computer, this allowed him to connect to another computer which now he is in control of.

Too bad the systems were not regularly inspected for potential breaches. One never knows who is lurking on the Internet ready to pounce.