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Cyber Security is Vital for Small Businesses

Small Business Tech Security Small businesses need to take cyber security seriously, preventing lapses or weak points that could lead to major data breaches or attacks.   Modern technology is rapidly changing the landscape for small businesses. Small companies can now do more and have a far greater reach, but they are also faced with bigger security concerns. What once was a big company issue is...

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Watch Out for Hidden Malware on Your Phone

What You Need to Know About Android Malware Hackers are devising new ways to infect phones with malware. Learn about the latest attack on Android phones and how to minimize your risk of getting malware.  Since the first computer operating systems hit the market, malware has been a serious security concern. Today, malware can infect not only desktop and laptop computers, but devices that are conn...

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How to Leverage iOS12 Enhancements to Boost Productivity

 How to Use iOS12 to Instantly Share Information With Colleagues Want an easier way to communicate with your colleagues? Save time and reduce errors by learning how to instantly exchange information using iOS12’s share feature.  Beginning with Apple’s release of iOS8, it has been easier to share information, files and apps with others, including colleagues. The feature continues to be avai...

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How to Use Your Computer to Install Apps on Your Android Device

Downloading Apps on Your Android Device: How to Use Your Computer Installing apps to your Android phone via your desktop computer (or other “unofficial sources”) is fast and easy. Learn the simple process right here.   One of the best things about Android devices is the fact that you can access and execute unique commands on your Android from other devices, such as your computer. Of course, ...

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Can We Still Rely On MFA?

New Phishing Attacks Make 2FA Useless All multi-factor authentication (MFA) mechanisms can be compromised, and in some cases, it's as simple as sending a traditional phishing email. The latest phishing attacks can bypass Two Factor Authentication (2FA) protection without being noticed. Google researchers are seeing more phishing attacks that are 2FA-aware. Attackers know that organizations are...

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What Do You Need To Know About The Capital One Breach?

The Capital One Breach Capital One said that personal information of more than 100 million people and small businesses who applied for credit in the U.S., and 6 million in Canada, was breached. The largest category of information accessed was information on consumers and small businesses who applied for one of Capital One's credit card products from 2005 through early 2019. Personal informatio...

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Will Your Business Be Impacted by the End of Microsoft Exchange 2010?

Will Your Business Be Impacted by the End of Microsoft Exchange 2010? Exchange 2010 has been a great program for businesses for many years, but its time is now winding down. Find out what this means for your business.  All good things must come to an end. For Microsoft Exchange 2010, that end will happen at a date in the very near future: January 14, 2020. Migrating away from an integral piece o...

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Capital One Data Breach Affects More Than 100 Million Customers

Capital One Data Breach Affects More Than 100 Million Customers and Small Businesses in The U.S. & 6 Million in Canada On July 29, 2019, Capital One reported that their customers’ confidential information was compromised. This includes the Social Security and bank account numbers of more than 100 million people and small businesses in the U.S., along with 6 million in Canada. The McLean, Virgi...

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New Phishing Threat Presents Security Challenge

Phishing Attacks Target OAuth Credentials to Gain System Access Discover how an increasingly popular authentication process, OAuth, can be exploited by hackers and wreak havoc on applications and access sensitive data. What Is OAuth? OAuth is a widely used framework that allows applications to share access to assets. It lets unrelated services and servers to allow authentication without sharing t...

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5 Incredible Benefits of Effective Managed IT Services

5 Incredible Benefits of Effective Managed IT Services Managed IT services are one of the many ways an organization can choose to handle their IT needs. With managed IT services, a third-party handles the entirety of the tasks and responsibilities regarding managing IT and keeping the company running. The difference between this and many traditional third-party services is that it’s provided fo...

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