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Sextortion Scam Pretending To Come From Your Hacked Email Account

A recent sextortion scheme highlights the vulnerability users face when their data is stolen and used against them. The widespread threat made it seem as though a hacker had compromising video of a victim taken while visiting adult pornographic websites. The scammers threatened to release the video unless they were paid in bitcoins. Here’s a closer look at the threat and how to prevent such rus...

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What Are The Top Gifts For The Techie On Your Christmas List?

New tech can be fun and fascinating, but most importantly it solves a need in a person’s life. If you’re trying to choose a Christmas gift for the techie in your life, consider the little problems they’ve been commenting about. Solve that problem with a new piece of technology and you’ll find an innovative holiday gift that won’t be quickly forgotten. New Tech for Getting Fit Fitness bu...

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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 use apps on a daily basis. That is why we now celebrate National App Day every year on December 11. What is an App? The word “App...

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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 what you want to consider when looking at getting a new home computer. Central Processing Unit: The faster the CPU (central processin...

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Want To Boost Your IT Capabilities & Reduce Your Tax Burden?

Take Advantage Of The IRS 179 Deduction Now Before It Expires (Questions/Answers) On January 2, 2018, H.R.1 was signed into law. It revised several previous tax laws going forward. With the passage and signing into H.R.1, the deduction limit for Section 179 increased to $1,000,000 for 2018 and beyond. In addition, the limit on equipment purchases was increased to $2.5 million. What Is Sectio...

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Important FBI/DHS Warning: Update On FBI and DHS Warning: SamSam Ransomware

The Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation issued a critical alert Dec. 3, warning users about SamSam ransomware and providing details on what system vulnerabilities permit the pernicious product to be deployed. According to the alert, which came from the DHS’s National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) along with the FBI, the SamSam a...

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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 Bureau of Investigation, (FBI), have all recently issued a US-CERT alert due to the SamSam ransomware. Like other types of ransomware...

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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 in MacOS Mojave. What Do I Need to Know About Security Changes in Mojave? Apple is primarily known for having robust security f...

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The Guide To Increasing Labor Efficiencies With Managed IT Services

Efficiency is one of the most challenging objectives for most companies to achieve. To be efficient, a firm needs to focus on optimizing limited resources to achieve the best results possible at the lowest cost. As you probably know from experience, this is far easier said than done. To boost efficiency, a company needs to craft a strategic plan. In many cases, this strategic plan involves outsou...

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Marriott Data Breach: What You Need To Know

Heads up if you’ve stayed or made reservations at a Marriott or Starwood property over the last decade. A major security issue was just announced and the scope of the problem is actually quite astonishing. Here’s what you need to know about the Marriott International data breach. What is the Marriott Data Breach? On November 30th, Marriott International announced that the private information ...

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