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JUST VENMO ME

Everyone uses Venmo these days. But should you?   This digital-age app allows you to transfer or receive money almost instantly from the comfort of your phone. All you have to do is link a [...]

HOW TO AVOID ATM SKIMMERS

Did you know that stealing a credit card number is as easy as plugging a magnetic strip reader into a computer and opening up Microsoft Word? Thieves can attach malicious card readers (skimmers) [...]

RE: BIG GMAIL UPDATES

Gmail just got its biggest redesign in years. Now even better for managing tasks and security, Google’s focus was to make its 1.4 billion users safer and more productive. This update comes with [...]

HOW LOCAL BUSINESSES SEE CYBERSECURITY

This past month, we participated in the North Shore Business Expo, an annual event put on by the North Shore Chamber of Commerce. We had a great time meeting the amazing people and local [...]

HOW TO SECURE EMAIL LIKE A PRO

We’ve all gotten those emails—get a free iPad, travel for free, I am a Nigerian prince and you need to help me. And we know those are scams. But what about the lesser-known ones? The ones that [...]

10 WAYS TO SECURE YOUR HOME NETWORK

A lot of people think their home network doesn’t need a lot of security. After all, who’s going to want to steal your photos, emails, and Word documents? Hackers are only interested in big [...]

WHAT IS MALWARE?

The first step in protecting yourself against malware is understanding what malware is. Well, malware is short for “malicious software.” This is software that’s specifically designed to steal [...]

WHY WE STARTED STEEL ROOT

We’re Steel Root, an IT services and security company based in Salem, MA—but you can just call us Scott and Ryan. We met while studying business IT strategy in grad school. Our combined [...]

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