Velocity DNS Settings and Security

…If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Cruzio Support. DNS Security Features for Velocity Users These features are enabled on the DNS servers automatically assigned to Velocity users: DNSSEC validation DNS reputation validation Closing DNS servers to off-network requests DNSSEC validation allows you to be sure that the websites you visit are in fact the legitimate site, and not a fake site put up by criminals. For more information,…

Cruzio’s Stand on Privacy, Security, and Net Neutrality

  Recently, the US Congress repealed important internet privacy protections. The repeal allows internet providers to gather and sell personal data — like location and browsing histories — without the user’s permission. People have been asking Cruzio if we sell personal data. The answer: No. Cruzio and Santa Cruz Fiber do not use or share your data for any purpose other than carrying out the internet service we’re providing you. And we don’t sell…

#082, January 24, 2005

…ys “Subject: Update your Online Banking Records” “From: “Washington Mutual Security Department” ” The address appears legitimate: unfortunately, it is simple to imitate a “from” address. It’s a bit unusual to be asked to update information, doesn’t the bank already have the information it needs? If you don’t have an account at this bank, you’ll recognize this email as spam right away and delete it. But suppose that you do have an account there. Yo…

#067, August 14, 2003

…There are clear instructions on this worm online: http://www.microsoft.com/security/incident/blast.asp The second worm also affects Windows systems, in this case all Windows systems back to Windows 95. It goes through email and has the easy-to-remember name of W32.Mimail.A@mm. Cruzio Tech Support is getting calls from many people in Santa Cruz County whose computers have been infected. For general information, useful links, and advice on how to av…

Internet Principles

…Device Attachment Rules: Cruzio does not restrict devices or device types. Security: Cruzio has a manual firewall where we can enter remote IPs to block them if they are causing a Denial of Service attack within our network. Customers should maintain security for their devices attached to Cruzio’s network. Performance Characteristics ISPs must disclose the following network performance characteristics: Service Description: Cruzio provides a variet…

#084, April 25, 2005

…rs for Earthday 3. Free Workshop This Thursday: “Basic Troubleshooting and Security” 4. Watsonville Store Now Open 5. Got Cruzio DSL? You Can Get, or Extend, the Sale Price 6. Use Cruzio’s Free Accelerator to Browse up to 5x Faster 7. Cruzio Wins 2005 Good Times and Metro Awards 8. Buddy Bucks 9. Cans Instead of Late Fees 10. About This Newsletter 11. How to Reach Cruzio (dial-in or tech support) 1. Try Cruzio’s New, Free Webmail Cruzio members as…

#087, August 30, 2005

…e then shown on Cruzio TV. We also have a detailed Web page about computer security with lots of tips: http://www.cruzio.com/support/security/ If you’d like a short summary on preventing infections right now, here it is: – Keep your computer updated with the latest patches – Turn your computer off when you are not using it – Practice safe email: * don’t open attachments unless you know who they are from * doublecheck any email that’s supposedly fr…

#072, January 28, 2004

…recent news, please see Cruzio’s virus page: http://www.cruzio.com/support/security/virus_info.html This worm is *very* prolific. It’s spreading much faster than last year’s “Blaster” worm. Tuesday morning an expert estimated one of every twelve emails on the Internet was a Novarg Worm carrier. The worm is delivered in an email message that looks convincingly like a system message about undeliverable mail. The email has an attachment. If opened, t…

#097, October 10, 2006

…example, in my mailbox I’ve recently received email messages from “Amazon Security” warning me about “Unauthorized Access” and from “Washington Mutual” telling me to “Update your Online Banking Records.” Both emails were fake. I don’t even have an account at Washington Mutual, so it was easy to figure that one out. It’s hard to recognize a fake message. After years of experience, many of us at Cruzio still sometimes wonder: “Is this legitimate?”…

#090, December 21, 2005

…m becoming a zombie is on Cruzio’s Web site: http://www.cruzio.com/support/security/virus_info.html#steps 2. Last Minute Cruzio-Related Gifts CNN is reporting gifts of facelifts for Christmas. We’ve got some other suggestions for people who’ve procrastinated: What about getting a friend or relative their own domain — an email address like “ned@nedsmith.com?” It’s like having a star named after them, but they can actually do things with it: get em…