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Sneak Peek into our next Cloud Computing generation

July 30, 2012

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For some time now we have been working hard on our cloud tools. We have been building and refining our offerings to give our customers the best possible experience at small business prices. We think we have succeeded. Today we can run an entire office in the cloud without ever having to rely on traditional […]

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Yahoo gives away passwords

July 16, 2012

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In a company statement Yahoo! stated, “At Yahoo! we take security very seriously and invest heavily in protective measures to ensure the security of our users and their data across all our products.” If that is the case then Yahoo! should explain why it stored users ID and passwords with encryption and allowed 400,000 user […]

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Microsoft Recommends Users to Shut Down Windows Gadgets

July 12, 2012

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In an unusual move by the software giant Microsoft, rather than fix vulnerabilities with sidebar and Gadgets, Microsoft is advising users in a Microsoft security advisory to disable the features altogether. Windows Sidebar is a long, vertical bar that is displayed on the side of your desktop. It contains mini-programs called gadgets, which offer information at […]

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Less Known Server Security Breaches

July 9, 2012

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This weekend I ran into an old friend whom I worked with many years ago. Back then we both worked at GE Capital, he as a service manager and I ran GECITS, Northern California business. He mentioned that he still dabbles a little in IT consulting and was having a some security issues with a […]

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Let the hacking begin…

July 5, 2012

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OK – maybe not hacking yet, but certainly mayhem. This coming July 9, 2012 marks yet another memorable date for the DNSChanger malware virus. Users have until next Monday (July 9 2012) to update and run their anti-virus and anti-malware programs to remove the DNSChanger malware. This will affect PC and MAC computers alike. The good […]

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Old Technology and Moving to the Cloud

June 28, 2012

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When should you recycle old computers, servers, routers, switches. firewalls and software? When should you move to the cloud, should you move to the cloud? Those are tough questions. The answer is different for every company, but there are some variables that every company can benefit from. While visiting the mall this week I stopped by […]

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Security Risk – The perils of Open Source Software

June 25, 2012

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Last week I received a frantic telephone call from a distressed business owner. They explained that they created a custom application and launched it last month. Everything was on track until last week when they lost control of the application. Unfortunately this application contained all of their customer data and some banking information. Last week […]

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Is your small business secure? Better think again.

June 21, 2012

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Small-to-medium sized businesses (SMB) assume because they are a small organization that hackers and cybercriminals will overlook them. This is an extremely bad thing to presume. Most SMB assume that have taken acceptable precautions to protect themselves. Security is an issue for all businesses. The challenges faced by SMBs are unique and significant. While larger businesses […]

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UPDATE: You still may be at risk!

June 18, 2012

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Last Thursday we reported that Microsoft pushed out its latest patch with 26 vulnerabilities, including a new Internet Explorer “Zero-Day” vulnerability that Microsoft announced during that patch release. Microsoft has designated Tuesday’s as patch-day and one Tuesday per month for major patches and updates to fix software misgivings. Since last Tuesday we have learned that the […]

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How NOT to sell your products

June 11, 2012

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Last week I attended a conference call where a large company was hosting a how-to (training) session on some upgrades they had made to their product. My expectation was to learn about these new updates and how to effectively use them in our business. Instead what I got was a marketing pitch and upsell session. At […]

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