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Scalable Wi-Fi Is Best Practice For Schools

Everyone has Wi-Fi. We all expect to see it wherever we go, and most of us have more than one Wi-Fi-enabled device. Grocery stores, fast food restaurants – even your mechanic has Wi-Fi. But does that mean you REALLY need it in your school? Isn’t it less secure than wired? To answer the first question: […]

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It’s Cyber Security Awareness Month…Are You Prepared?

Are You REALLY Secure? Follow This Checklist To Know For Sure   When everything is going well, the last thing you want to do is think about what will happen when something goes wrong. It can be easy to think that just because you’ve recently bought some new hardware, or updated your security software, or […]

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What Is RDP And Why Is The FBI Warning Companies About This?

The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) released a public service announcement at the end of September 2018, alerting companies about the risks of allowing RDP endpoints to be exposed online. The IC3, a division of The US Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), is sending out the alarm to U.S. businesses about their concerns that millions […]

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Important News: Potential Facebook Data Breach

Facebook Was Breached Were You Or A Facebook Friend Affected? Facebook has confirmed that more than 50 million user accounts have been breached. They made the announcement today, Friday, September 28th.  However, their engineering team discovered the security breach back on Tuesday, September 25th, 2018. They tell us that the vulnerability has been fixed and the […]

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The New Windows 10 Release and the Features It Will Be Dropping

Microsoft makes it clear that with each fresh release of Windows 10 there will be new features added – and some features that will be dropped. Here is what you need to know about the features that Microsoft is dropping or stopping development for, and what the alternatives are, for the October 2018 release. The […]

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3 Quick Tips To Boost Your LinkedIn Skills

Are You Using Your LinkedIn Profile To Its Full Potential? LinkedIn is, as I’m sure you’re well aware, a hugely popular social media platform for professionals in a wide range of industries. The site allows for fantastic networking opportunities and gives you a place to get yourself, your business, and your skills out there for […]

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How To Reduce Vulnerability To Phishing When Using Office 365

What Is Phishing? Phishing is the act of sending phony emails to people for the purpose of tricking them into revealing their user name and password. The sender pretends to represent an organization that has a viable reason to make an information request. For instance, you might get a genuine-looking email that looks just like […]

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Are You Still Using Windows 7?

Windows 7 Is Being Sunset Within The Next 2 Years (Questions & Answers) Microsoft announced they are stopping mainstream support for Windows 7. Windows 7 is a popular operating system. So, this creates concern for many. Over time, the reliability and security of your computer will fade if you keep using Windows 7. So What […]

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What Should I Know About Hashcat?

What is Hashcat? Hashcat is a type of hacking tool, and a password cracker specifically. It was created to be able to hack the most complex of passwords, targeting multiple aspects of coding simultaneously. Additionally, according to online sources including Infosec Institute, it is regarded as being highly versatile and fast in comparison to other […]

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What’s So Important About My Out-of-Office Message?

Vacation and time away from work is a necessity in order to be able to unplug and recharge. As research often tells us, disconnecting from work, talk around the water cooler, office politics, and even checking email can ultimately help us lead a more productive life. Too often we feel the tension of knowing we […]

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