Month: June 2019

Important Warning From The FBI

Hackers Now Using HTTPS To Trick Victims Via Phishing Scams Everything you’ve heard about the safety of https sites is now in question. According to a recent FBI public service announcement, hackers are incorporating website certificates (third-party verification that a site is secure) when sending potential victims phishing emails that imitate trustworthy companies or email contacts. These ph...

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Are You Using A Legacy Version of Windows?

Critical Update From The NSA We reported earlier that if you are still using Windows Server 2003 or XP, Windows 7, Windows 2008 R2, or Windows 2008 you could be in trouble. A wormable virus may be coming your way. The virus is designated as CVE-2019-0708. The NSA Is Urging To Patch Remote Desktop Services On Legacy Versions of Windows The National Security Agency is urging Microsoft Windows adm...

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Happy Father’s Day!

June 16th is Father’s Day, a great reason to spend a little quality time with the family doing a few of Dad’s favorite things.   Whatever your plans are, take some time this Sunday to let Dad know how much you appreciate everything he’s done for you over the years, and how glad you are to have him in your life. And if this is your day? The Outsource IT Solutions Group team hopes that it’s a great one! ...

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What Technology Should Small Law Firms Choose

It is questionable whether there is any industry today that has not been forced to adopt new technology to remain competitive. But for small law firms, the need to utilize technology appropriately is necessary for more than just competitiveness—it is actually being increasingly pushed by jurisdiction. In just the past few years, the ABA Model Rule 1.1 went through revisions so that the rule now ...

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4 Strategies For Super Strong Passwords

Some days it seems like everything in our lives requires a password: banks, apps, debit and credit cards, online banking, business applications, healthcare accounts . . . the list is literally endless. Technology professionals recommend that you use a different and highly secure password for each site — but how is it even possible for humans to associate that many unique and unusual passwords w...

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Was Your Photo and License Plate Number Breached?

 CBD Reports 100,000 Photo and License Plate Breach The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reported today that nearly 100,000 travelers’ photos and license plate data were breached. If you’ve driven in or out of the country within the six-week period where the data was exposed, you could have been victimized. The department said on June 10th that the breach stemmed from an attack on a ...

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LabCorp Data Breach: What We Know

Are You One Of Many Affected By The LabCorp Data Breach? Financial & Personal Information of 7.7 Million Exposed Just yesterday we wrote about the Quest Diagnostics’ breach affecting nearly 12 million. Today we’re writing to tell you about a LabCorp breach affecting 7.7 million people. Both of these breaches were caused by a third-party; the American Medical Collection Agency (AMCA). AMCA pro...

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What Are Tracking Cookies? Are They Bad?

For today’s tech blog we’ll tackle a topic that’s become much more visible over the last couple years. What are tracking cookies? How do they get on your devices? Can they harm your devices? We’ll answer these three questions in this post. What Are Cookies? Tracking cookies are a specific type of cookie, so we first need to define cookies (the non-baked-good variety). In the digital world...

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What Type of IT Services Are Available for Manufacturing Companies?

As your manufacturing company grows, you’ll experience increasing technology demands which can overwhelm your IT department. And most IT departments stay pretty busy as it is. This leads to costly overtime, which can really hurt a company’s budget. In addition, overworked techs can make mistakes that cost you even more. Maybe you’ve tried hiring contractors to help out when things get out...

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How to Get the Most From Your Android Battery

Battery technology has come a long way in the past several decades. Today’s lithium-ion batteries are a pretty amazing feat of engineering, offering high capacity, low power leakage, and comparatively long life. That said, they aren’t perfect, and they don’t last forever. Getting the most use out of your phone’s battery requires a little effort and a little know-how. Follow these tips to g...

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