The Benefits of a Managed Service Provider

  Managed Service Providers - or MSPs - are often recommended as a cost effective IT solution for small businesses. For a minimal monthly fee, MSPs provide a reasonably priced solution to the complex technology pains of small businesses. Here’s...

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Are Blackmail Spam Emails The New Trend?

We are seeing an interesting new spam trend: Blackmail. While most of us would simply delete such spam emails without a second thought, these have a very compelling hook. The subject line and message body includes a password you’ve actually...

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Six Steps to Better Data Backup and Quicker Recovery

Think Quicker Recovery Time, Not Quicker Backup - While incremental backups are much faster than executing a full-backup, they also prolong recovery time. In the event of data loss, a full restore will require loading the most recent full backup...

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Is your Business Safe from Virtual Threats?

Did you know that 50% of small business owners think their businesses are too small to be targeted by the thieves of the virtual world? Contrary to popular belief, 72% of hacker attacks often happen to smaller firms -...

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Microsoft Office 2007 Is Not Safe

What is the root issue here? On October 10, 2017, Microsoft changed the status of Office 2007 to “End-of-Life”. This means that there are no new security updates, non-security updates, free or paid assisted support options or online technical content...

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Krack WPA2 – What you need to know

Krack WPA2 – Wireless devices can be hacked There has been a lot of press lately about wireless devices being hackable via the Krack WPA2 attack. Let’s start with what is most important: You don’t need to panic, and you...

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VIRUS ALERT: CryptoWall 3.0

We need to raise everyone’s awareness We have been observing a sophisticated ransomware attack affecting our local community. The ransomware is called CryptoWall 3.0. If one of your computers becomes infected, CryptoWall encrypts your data, both on the infected computer...

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Anti-Virus alone won’t protect your business

James Dempsey, Owner/Partner of ITSolutions|Currie continues a series of articles in the Central Valley Business Journal. Here is a preview of the fifth installment. Let me be direct – your antivirus software will not fully protect you from cybercriminals. The...

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