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Ever seen a thriller in which someone asks, “is this a secure line?” The good guys or villains want to be sure their conversations can’t be overhead. When you get a VPN to connect to the Internet, you’re signing up for the online equivalent of a secure line. VPN stands for virtual private network. Put…

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Your laptop computer may feel like a lifeline. It has everything important on it, both personal and professional! Regrettably, the time does come when you need to replace it. Yet, some computer problems could be solved instead by replacing the laptop battery.Some computers now come with a variation on the car dashboard indicator light. You…

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All good things must come to an end – it’s inevitable with computer software. If you’re using Adobe Flash, the day has arrived. It’s time to uninstall Adobe Flash Player.Adobe stopped supporting Flash Player on December 31, 2020. What does this mean?Adobe is no longer issuing Flash Player updates or security patches. The company “strongly…

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Could Your Backups Survive A Ransomware Attack?More and more businesses and organizations are getting stung by ransomware demands. Hospitals, schools, social networks…some days it seems like an epidemic that leaps around arbitrarily, and hackers are raking in millions.Tallied across the word…billions with a “B”. Ransomware attacks are devious in their simplicity. A user in the…

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Most of us can differentiate between hardware and software. But how many know what firmware refers to? More importantly, is your business securing its firmware against security vulnerabilities? Your business knows it needs to keep its operating systems (OSs) up to date. Installing patches as they are released helps protect your OS and software applications…

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“Downtime costs money.”That’s no secret, but it doesn’t quite capture the whole experience…you arrive to work in the morning, grab your coffee knowing you’ve got a hectic day ahead, and are ready to dive in.For some reason your computer can’t access the database and neither can anyone else’s. You restart the server while fielding calls…

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As cyber-attacks continue to make headlines, hackers are exposing or selling customer data files in record numbers. But just like with any threat, there are actions you can take to minimize risk and ensure your business retains a positive reputation among customers. 1. Stop using the same password on repeat. Set a mandate for all…

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It’s tempting to hire an in-house IT technician to take care of your network and set them up with a cozy office just down the hall, but is it the right decision for your business? If you’re like most businesses, you’re always on the lookout for ways to save money while improving results. Sometimes this…

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The days of doing all our work in the office are gone for most businesses. There are clients to meet, conferences to attend, and roadshows to run. Employees are often on the move, and they want to work fully, wherever they are. Windows Virtual Desktops can help. Windows Virtual Desktop allows staffers to work off-site…

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The greatest threat to the state-government networks is that users still unknowingly click malicious links that activate attacks like ransomware. Louisiana has been hit hard by ransomware attacks, including an incident that prompted the state’s Office of Technology Services to temporarily take offline many of the servers powering several agencies. If systems that are protected…

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