The Weekly News

Here at CMIT Solutions of Fairfax, we take pride in the work we do and, often even more so, how we do it. Our relationship with our clients is such a big part of our success, and through our surveys sent after each ticket or project is completed, we ask for feedback to let us know what the experience of working with our team has been like.

Just Had To Share

As our clients know, we send a survey for every closed client ticket, and eagerly wait to hear how we did.  We sometimes find we need to fix something we missed, so we are always grateful to hear when that is the case so we can make it right.

But far more often, our clients tell us we did well by them, which makes us very happy too!

Tonight, one of our so-valued clients sent in this message along with a perfect survey score: "Chris Rocks.

WannaCry Interview for Fairfax Times

Last week, the Fairfax Times interviewed me for an article about the causes and protections against the massive WannaCry ransomware attack. See the full article here:

Fairfax Times WannaCry Article

And of course – in keeping with my frequent recommendations and good security practices – don’t forget to hover over the link to make sure it is referring you to a safe site!

Can USB Drives Pose a Serious Security Threat? New Analysis Says “Yes”


We all use USB drives, handing them back and forth like digital business cards and plugging unfamiliar ones into our computer all the time. But did you know these drives often serve as prime sources of malware and viruses? It makes sense — when a jump drive or thumb drive is shared between so many different user and computers, its chances of being corrupted go up exponentially.

Russian Hackers Amass One Billion Stolen Passwords — Make Sure Yours Aren’t Next


As last week’s QuickTip pointed out, many Americans are worried about information security and the safety of their online data. For good reason, too,  news that broke last Wednesday indicates: a Russian crime ring has stockpiled the largest known collection of stolen credentials — 1.2 billion username and password combinations and 542 million unique email addresses.