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Mobile Device Security is Critical (Especially in the Wake of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Issues)
If you pay attention to the news, by now you’ve certainly heard about the fiasco surrounding Samsung’s latest mobile device, the Galaxy Note 7. Yes, it’s a crazy scenario: more than a hundred of the... more
Last Call! Want to Purchase New Computers with Windows 7? Do it Before November 1st
Microsoft announced earlier this year that November 1st would serve as the final deadline for purchasing new PCs loaded with Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. After that, all new PCs will be required to come... more
How to Keep Yourself Safe from Increasingly Sophisticated Forms of Ransomware
Today’s cyber threat landscape continues to evolve at an incredibly fast pace. So much so that even the best tools and policies are not always enough to protect your business and its data. Cybersecurity experts... more
Yahoo Hack Affects 500 Million Users in Largest Single-Company Data Compromise in History
Data breach announcements come and go with regularity these days. And password hacks happen so often we’ve become inured to the constant recommendations to “Change your password — and fast!” But it’s hard not to... more
Looking for a Boost? Try These 5 Fun and Useful Plug-Ins for Microsoft Outlook
Microsoft Outlook continues its reign as the top business email client in the land. In 2015, estimates say that more than 1.1 billion users were running the broader Microsoft Office software suite, with half of... more
Believe it or Not, Fantasy Football Can Pose a Serious Online Security Threat
*The image above is an example of how easy it is to download a virus through a free fantasy football website. The NFL season is back in action, and with it comes a surge in fantasy football participation... more
How Much Can a Fraudulent Attack Cost? For One Company, $44 Million
Last month, international corporation Leoni AG admitted something that no company ever wants to: they were fleeced out of $44 million. The cause of this massive mistake is a familiar one: business email compromise or “CEO... more
Weak Password = Data Breach? Why Password Security Is More Important Than Ever
In today’s digital world, password management isn’t just some abstract idea that might make your life easier. It’s a critical part of comprehensive security — passwords are often the first place that hackers look for... more
Severe Weather Highlights the Critical Need for Backup and Disaster Recovery Services
The 2016 hurricane season has been unusually quiet, but even without storms in the Atlantic Ocean or Gulf of Mexico, natural disasters continue to wreak havoc across North America. Devastating floods in Louisiana damaged 40,000... more
The Next Data Breach? Tax Preparers Hit with Fake Phishing Emails
In the latest cybercrime twist, the IRS recently reported that hackers are now targeting tax preparers by employing email phishing scams and hacking attempts. Why? For the same reason behind every breach: cybercriminals want to... more
How to Streamline Print Operations, Reduce Costs, and Go Green
In the business world, printing represents that rare middle ground: everybody needs to do it, but nobody really enjoys it. Think about it: how many times has a paper jam or empty ink cartridge tripped... more
5 Ways to Save Money by Increasing IT Productivity
Did you know that, on average, 50% of all businesses suffer from daily IT issues? Or that 80% of tech-related failures repeat themselves after the initial incident? Or that 75% of businesses say the frequency... more
How to Keep Your Business Safe and Data Secure from Hackers
Surprise, surprise — another ransomware strain made the news earlier this month. Dubbed “Satana,” this new virus is a blend between classic file encryption malware and the Petya strain of ransomware, which can lock a... more
Free Windows 10 Upgrade Offer Ends on July 29th — But is it Worth It?
Last year, when Microsoft released Windows 10, it also announced an unprecedented opportunity to upgrade for free — but for only one year. And that anniversary falls on July 29th. Like all free offers, though,... more
Fake Social Media Friend Requests Represent Latest Ploy by Scammers
Received any questionable friend requests on Facebook or LinkedIn recently? Use caution before you click “Accept” — we have seen a recent uptick in reports of requests, many of which are sure to come from... more