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WordPress Fixes Security Issues With 5.0.1 Release

In the first week of December 2018, WordPress announced the release of its much-awaited update WordPress 5.0. Researchers testing the new version almost immediately found several serious security issues which jeopardized sensitive personal data like user email...

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Have You Heard Of The Maryland Cyber Security Tax Credit?

Protecting data and information systems is a priority for nearly every type of business and organization. The state of Maryland has recently stepped up to support businesses by passing a bill that enables small businesses to invest in security technologies while...

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How To Use @Mentions In Microsoft Office

You have a lot going on during the business day and beyond, so any short-cut that adds productivity and efficiency to your day is a nice welcome. Microsoft recently updated its Word, Excel, and PowerPoint programs with a nifty even if simple tool: the @mention. You...

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Happy Wright Brothers Day – December 17

On December 17, 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright made the first successful flight in a mechanically propelled airplane. To celebrate the accomplishment and commemorate the achievements of the brave brothers, December 17 became Wright Brothers Day by a 1959 Presidential...

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6.8M Facebook Users Hit By New Photo Bug

Facebook has just announced that a Photo API bug gave app developers access to user photos outside of the scope intended for 5.6 million users. This includes granting apps access to Facebook Stories, Marketplace photos, and photos that were uploaded but not shared....

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Top 5 Cybersecurity Predictions For 2019

Cyber threats are a genuine danger for businesses, no matter their size or industry. Companies that face data breaches are likely to fail within months after the attack, according to the National Cyber Security Alliance. Security issues can ruin your reputation and...

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Hacked Passwords Leading to Increase in Sextortion Scams

It seems computer hackers will go to any length to complete their scams and wrestle money out of the hands of their victims. In one of the latest scams to come to light, hackers are finding real passwords and then using them to send emails threatening to expose people...

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What Are The Top Tech Events in 2019?

Attending the top tech events in 2019 is mandatory for managed IT service companies. While it may be impossible to stay ahead of cybercrime, IT professionals should invest time and money to stay proactive to help their clients plan for unidentified threats. Keynote...

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Employee Benefits & Cyber Attacks (Questions/Answers)

Your employees may understand that they risk identity theft every time there’s a major cyber breach at a store they’ve patronized. But do they know that even more of their personal information is available to hackers via their employee benefits plans? It’s a risk that...

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Are Your Employees Your Largest Cybersecurity Risk?

Regardless of the money businesses invest in cybersecurity, technology is only part of the cybersecurity puzzle. Regardless of new hardware, updated software and the best IT support team, cybersecurity is an ongoing commitment. Cybersecurity must be on the minds of...

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Tech Tips: Top 10 Free Windows Applications

Sure, you can purchase Windows applications for a price. With some — like Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop — it’s impossible to get around. But there are also many Windows applications out there that are 100% free. Some of them can even replace most of the...

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Happy National App Day: December 11th

Even though the word App is relatively new, it has become popular in everyday terminology as its uses have changed lives in the modern world. Almost all mobile phones are now smartphones, so even those individuals who were apprehensive about using new technology now...

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Is Your Tech Firm Conducting Quarterly Technology Reviews?

No matter the line of business you’re in, outsourcing your IT services to a managed service provider (MSP) provides a world of benefits. Both your internal systems and your online presence will be optimized and streamlined, tech problems will be taken care of right...

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How Does Managed IT Services Save You Time & Money?

Anyone who owns or runs a business knows that there is always more work that could be done, and there are almost endless ways to improve or help the business. Running a business is a full-time enterprise, and a good leader will need to learn how to be efficient to...

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A Quick Guide For Buying A New Home Computer

Looking for a new computer for your home office? Year-end sales and tax returns often lead to boosted sales in computers. But purchasing a new computer can feel overwhelming. The technology changes quickly and the jargon can be confusing. Here is an explanation of...

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Thinking About A New Home Computer? Tips & Ideas

As the year-end sale adverts come flooding into our Inboxes and delivered to us in print form, it can often be confusing as to which computer you want to buy.  Here is an explanation of most of the jargon you’ll want to compare when looking at pre-built computers....

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Dec 7 – Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

December 7th, 2018, is National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. It marks the 78th year since the tremendous military disaster that brought America into World War II. It’s a time for somber reflection and to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in that tragedy,...

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What Are The Top eCommerce Platforms Going Into 2019

ECommerce platforms are one of the fastest growing trends in business. They allow you to create an online presence where you can display your products, interact with the consumer, handle transactions, and finalize sales all on one convenient platform. You don’t have...

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FTC Issues Warning After Marriott Data Breach

In late 2018, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a stark warning about a massive data breach at a Marriott chain that exposed the records of 500 million people. The latest major corporate breach reinforces the need for companies to invest in multilayered...

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Threat Advisory: SamSam Ransomware

SamSam Ransomware is becoming a massive problem for multiple industries across the United States. In fact, the problem is so big that The Department of Homeland Security, (DHS), National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, (NCCIC), and the Federal...

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What Are The Top 5 New Features In MacOS Mojave?

In late September, Apple released the latest version of its Macintosh operating system—MacOS 10.14. Known as Mojave, the update includes a variety of useful tools designed to delight casual and fanatic Apple users alike. Here are the top five new features to look for...

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7 Reasons Healthcare is Going Paperless

As technology continues to evolve, a growing number of healthcare organizations are deciding to go paperless. There are several important reasons why the healthcare industry is increasingly turning to digital record keeping. 1. Improve Accessibility Continually...

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What Everyone Should Know About Drive Cloning?

Disk cloning involves copying the contents of a hard drive to a replacement hard drive. It includes the file structure and system files and is used for a backup to upgrade, restore or move the drive data. The contents are typically written to one image file, which...

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What Are the Best Free Video Editors Available?

In order to become a successful business, it has become increasingly crucial maximize online content for current and potential customers and clients. One way to do this is with video. Unfortunately, many business owners and marketing managers stay away from video...

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Introduction To Microsoft Teams

Many organizations are turning to Microsoft Teams as a messaging app for the workplace, and for good reason. Microsoft Teams is a tool that emphasizes communication, real-time collaboration, app and file sharing, and meetings. This tool is a great way to keep everyone...

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Tech Tips: Top 10 Free Windows Utilities

Windows users need their computers to do many different things. While the operating system has lots of built-in functionality, sometimes it can’t everything it needs to. Fortunately, there are thousands of utility programs designed to simplify tasks and make work...

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Can Employees Dictate Your Business Technology Investments?

For most companies that have an IT department, the decisions that revolve around technology, including the devices and the platforms/programs that are used, fall squarely on their shoulders. IT professionals do the research and, in most cases, choose the technology...

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