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Can My Mac Be Infected with a Virus?

Posted by Mike Hurt on Apr 16, 2018 7:16:00 PM

Many people are passionate about their Apple products for many good reasons. Apple’s user-friendly devices integrate easily and offer simple solutions to many consumers’ professional and personal needs. It’s a common misconception, however, that Macs are virus-proof. Although Macs are less likely to become infected with malware, spyware, or viruses, they are not immune.

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Topics: computer security

Checklist for Finding a Good Cloud Service Provider

Posted by Mike Hurt on Mar 20, 2018 5:01:00 PM

One of the most valuable and vital components of any business is the data that keeps it running. It’s essential that business owners back up this data effectively and comprehensively as part of regular, ongoing business operations. For personal files, backing up your home computer ensures that if your hard drive is damaged, destroyed, or suffers a complete failure, you won’t lose precious data. If you don’t regularly back up your data at home and at work, you could lose everything—forever.

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Topics: computer security

Microsoft Azure Improves Security for Remote Workforces

Posted by Scott Breitman on Mar 6, 2018 5:01:00 PM

It used to be that businesses controlled how their staff used and accessed data in the workforce by simple physical proximity: users came to work and accessed networks on company devices, and that was that. In today's more diverse workforce, people want to be able to work remotely and access their resources at any time without coming into the office.

Many companies allow or encourage workers to use their own devices, which makes it even tougher to regulate access and ensure consistent security for company data and networks. Microsoft’s new Azure cloud computing tools provide solutions to many of these modern issues.

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Topics: managed IT services, computer security

Should I Let My Kids Have Their Own Computers?

Posted by Mike Hurt on Nov 29, 2017 3:01:00 PM

If you're a parent, your child has probably begged you for a computer at some point. Some kids are intent on getting the latest and greatest laptop or tablet to chat with friends, post photos, and search the web. Maybe you have a teenager who wants a powerful desktop computer for gaming.

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Topics: buying guides, computer security

What Equipment Should I Choose for My New Home Office? (Part 2/2)

Posted by Mike Hurt on Nov 16, 2017 4:02:00 PM

It's one thing to set up the basic elements of your home office, such as your computer, printer, desk, chair, etc. Setting up your office in a manner that safeguards your data and equipment is whole different challenge. Simply buying the proper equipment isn't enough; you need the proper software so you can work without worrying about hackers and viruses. Today, we'll discuss how to keep your home office equipment and data safe and up to date.

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Topics: computer security

How to Teach Your Kids Good Internet Habits

Posted by Scott Breitman on Oct 18, 2017 7:30:00 PM

It wasn't long ago that parents taught their kids about the dangers of talking to strangers in public. Nowadays, parents have much more to worry about than their kids' in-person interactions with strangers.

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Topics: computer security

5 Cornerstones of Home Computer Security

Posted by Mike Hurt on Sep 27, 2017 10:01:00 AM

Learn how to make wise decisions when surfing the web, secure your home wireless network, and make sure you don't lose important data if faced with a sudden crisis. Here are our top computer security tips.

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Topics: computer security

Can Opening Email Harm My Computer?

Posted by Mike Hurt on May 30, 2017 11:26:00 AM

 

 

Viruses and malware are can slow down your computer, plague you with unwanted popups, threaten the security of your personal information, and/or attempt to gain unauthorized access to your computer, so it’s vital that you take aggressive steps to protect yourself. You may already know that one of the best ways to outsmart these nasty problems is to stop clicking “yes” or opening clickbait, but what about emails?

Can just opening an email message expose you to malware or other security threats?

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Topics: computer security, computer maintenance, IT questions

How to Stop Spam Callers

Posted by Mike Hurt on May 16, 2017 10:30:00 AM

 

If you read our blog regularly, you know I write frequently about how to cut down on email spam, prevent adware and malware, and foil viruses and online security threats. While technology has advanced by leaps and bounds, traditional communications methods still suffer from spam, too: telemarketers, robocalls, and potential fraudsters continue to target consumers via telephone.

 

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Topics: computer security

Why You Should NOT Be Running a Windows “Admin” Account

Posted by Mike Hurt on Mar 31, 2017 10:22:00 AM

 

Both home users and business users alike can avoid up to 94% of Windows exploits and malware infections by one simple change: using a “non-Admin” User Account.[1] In this blog post, I'll explain why you shouldn't use the default "Admin" account, which offers full, unrestricted access to all your computer's vital operating systems and files, for your regular computer use. I’ll also explain how home users can set up additional user accounts; for business users, your IT service provider should have this implemented already if they’re following industry best practices. And, if all this seems like more than you want to deal with, I'll also give you a hands-off option!

 

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Topics: business information, computer security, computer maintenance