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Urgent Alert for Internet Explorer Users

Microsoft was alerted to a significant vulnerability in Internet Explorer, their web browser, by security company FireEye. Microsoft has acknowledged this issue. Here is what we know: All versions of Internet Explorer from IE6 to IE11 are affected As of April 28th, 2014 there is no Patch available and there will not be a patch […]

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What Small Businesses Need to Know about HeartBleed

Researches have found a flaw that they are calling Heartbleed that affects software that is used to secure communication across the Internet. The Huffington Post reports that about two-thirds of servers on the Internet are effected and could expose user data including passwords. OpenSSL is free and open-source software, which means the actual code used […]

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The Clock is Ticking on Windows XP and Office 2003

As you may know as of April 8th, Microsoft will not be making updates to Windows XP or Office 2003. What this means is that if you are using Windows XP or Office 2003 in your business and a vulnerability or flaw, Microsoft will not be providing fixes, even if those vulnerabilities are being exploited […]

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What Small Businesses Can Learn from the Target Breach

In November 2013, a group of cyber-criminals broke into one of the nations largest retailers using passwords stolen from an HVAC contractor. Once in Target’s network, these criminals were able to traverse the network and install their malicious software into some of Target’s cash registers. Once they confirmed that their access was successful, by Black […]

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If you are backing up your server, you’re still at risk for data loss

hat may seem like an odd statement, but it’s true. But 60% of your business information are stored on laptops, desktops, and mobile devices, and no where else! You’re backing up your server, that’s great, but what is happening to the rest of your potentially business critical data? If your computer crashes (hard drives do […]

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