Protect yourself & your data – think before you click!

We all know we should be very careful before clicking on links in email or opening mail attachments; but today we found out this advice is more important than ever. There is a particularly nasty piece of malware (malicious software) making the rounds that can render all of your files unreadable through encryption. The malware (dubbed CryptoLocker, […]

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What is “Managed Services” IT?

What is the Managed Services support model, and how can it be better for your business than typical “break/fix” support?

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If you use LinkedIn change your password today!

Summary I just changed my LinkedIn password and here is why.  Word came out this morning that a large number of LinkedIn accounts had passwords leaked to the internet.  If you use LinkedIn please change your password for that service today.  If you use the same password on any other online accounts change the password […]

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A Windows Security Update You MUST Install (KB2621440)

Every second Tuesday of the month Microsoft publishes a set of security bulletins along with security updates (patches) that address the flaws described in the bulletins. Every IT gal and guy knows this, so we simply build in the security update review and deployment process into our planned maintenance schedule. Sometimes, however, a security bulletin makes […]

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Phone scams – the home computer connection

Do you give out personal information to people you don’t know when they call you?  Neither do I!  That is why you should take special care if you receive a call out of the blue telling you there is a problem with your PC and offering to fix it. For some time now scammers have […]

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How to… Apply Windows Updates

Computer updates … what’s the deal, why bother? Unfortunately, patches & updates (security updates, in particular) are a fact of life on today’s Internet. The bad guys (hackers) are continually looking for – and being successful in finding – ways to break into computer systems. Targets are not just big companies, either – there is […]

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Is your password on this Internet list?

This article is an extremely worthwhile read, and a reminder why we need to take care when selecting passwords for online services. Using a common and/or easy-to-guess password opens up the possibility of having your system hacked, your identity stolen, or worse.

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Malware Alert: “MACDefender” scareware targeting Mac OSX

Mac users, beware a series of new ‘scareware’ malicious campaigns targeting MacOS! If you see a seemingly legitimate looking warning advising you to install or use “MAC Defender,” it is bogus – close it immediately with an apple-Q! New MAC OS X scareware delivered through blackhat SEO

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