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Archive for November, 2018

Microsoft Fixes October Windows 10 Update

As you probably heard, Microsoft's October update of Windows 10 was a bit of a disaster.  Sure, it updated your OS, but unfortunately for many users, it also deleted a variety of ...

Most Travelers Are Oblivious To Security Risks During Travel

Over the course of the holiday season this year, more than half of the working adults in the United States will be traveling with one or more of their work devices. Unfortunately, ...

Well-Known Tech Support Scam Traced to India

I think we’ve all seen those virus alerts to some degree or another that pop-up on our desktops telling us that we’ve been infected. They’ll typically pretend to be from legitimate ...

Having Issues With Your iPhone X Touchscreen?

If you own an iPhone X and have been experiencing problems with the touch responsiveness of your display, you're not alone.  Apple has acknowledged that faulty components in an unspecified number of ...

Holiday Shopping Scams! Look Out!

How was your Thanksgiving? Great, we hope! How about Black Friday? Cyber Monday? Are you in to those type of things? Personally, I typically avoid these shopping rushes in general, but ...

FCC Increasing Wireless Spectrum For More Bandwidth Options

The wheels of government bureaucracy turn slowly, but they do turn. Currently, the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) is slowly pressing forward with an expansion of the available spectrum, on a quest to ...

Are Banner Ads Coming To Some Windows 10 Apps Soon?

Given how unpopular ads are, you wouldn't think that Microsoft would be experimenting with ways of displaying more of them. Unfortunately, that's the direction the company is headed. Currently, members of the ...

Target’s Twitter Gets Hacked And Hackers Post A Scam Tweet

Target is the latest company to fall victim to a simple but effective Twitter-Bitcoin scam.  The scam is about as straightforward as it gets:  A tweet gets sent out by a well-respected ...

Survey Finds Employees Aren’t Improving Internal Security Practices

SailPoint has recently published some new research that will probably give you a headache, if you're a business owner. It's been common knowledge for at least a few years now that employees ...

IT Support: Hire In-House or Outsource?

Small business owners face an important question when it comes to IT support: should I hire an in-house IT employee or work with a vendor? We recently looked at reasons why ...

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Backup Still Necessary Even When Using Cloud Services

Backup Still Necessary Even When Using Cloud Services

Do you keep all of your data on the cloud?  If so, you're certainly not alone.  The past few years[...]
Report Shows 118 Percent Increase In Ransomware Attacks In 2019

Report Shows 118 Percent Increase In Ransomware Attacks In 2019

Ransomware roared onto the global stage in 2017. Companies and government agencies around the world felt the impact with widespread[...]
Popular PDF Creator App Found To Have Malware

Popular PDF Creator App Found To Have Malware

Do you use the PDF Creator App called CamScanner?  If you do, you've got plenty of company.  Since the app[...]

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