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Cyberthugs Have Made $4 Million So Far in Email Sextrotion

Not every internet scam needs sophisticated software to put into action. In fact, one of the most successful ones going on right now is incredibly simple in operation, while being quite sophisticated in its psychological tactics. It is the psychology of it that gets...

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Homeland Security Has Some Great Cybersecurity Resources

If you own or manage a small business, you’re undoubtedly concerned about how to keep your customers’ personal and your business’ proprietary and financial information secure. While you may not think that you have much to steal, since you are a small operation, a...

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Is Your 2019 Business Technology Plan Completed?

The new year is already upon us, but it is not too late to put together a solid, sensible information technology plan for 2019. Strategic planning in all areas of operation—including technology—helps organizations budget for and efficiently manage day-to-day...

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Top Concerns CISOs Face With Cybersecurity In 2019

Chief information security officers face new and stronger threats to systems in 2019. Not only are hackers deploying more sophisticated attacks, but attackers have new targets in their sights. Also, geopolitics and consumers will continue to play an outsized role in...

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Ransomware Impacts Dental Professionals Too…

Most of the time, a five-day vacation is something to look forward to, but if that vacation is unplanned and filled with anxiety over when you can get back to work, it’s probably not much of a holiday. It becomes a burden; financially, emotionally and even physically...

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Better Online Security During the Back-to-School Season

It’s almost time for kids to go back to school. In addition to buying new clothes and shoes, have you also thought about ways to keep kids safe online? If they have computers with Windows 10, Xbox One devices, or Android phones running Microsoft Launcher, families can...

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10 Tips To Guard Against SamSam Ransomware

In July 2018, an article published by Naked Security stated that SamSam, one of the latest ransomware threats, has been one of the most costly and dangerous attacks in history. SamSam leeched at least $6 million from unwitting victims, some of which were well-known...

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Amazon Now Into Healthcare?

Is Amazon Getting Into Healthcare? Amazon has already gotten into healthcare. The world’s largest internet company and third-largest retailer announced in January that it was forming an independent healthcare company for its own employees and the employees of other...

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Keeping Your Kids and Family Safe Over the Holidays

“Tis the season, and you’re looking forward to spending the holidays with your family. During this festive time of year, you and your family are making memories to last a lifetime. By taking a few precautions, you can increase the odds that the holidays are a safe and...

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How Will Artificial Intelligence Work In Healthcare?

When it comes to artificial intelligence (AI), it seems that no matter the environment, there are always two parties: staunch defenders and unconvinced skeptics. And to be sure, any new technology carries the same burden — Do the benefits outweigh the potential...

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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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