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Phishing 102: The 8 Phishing Scams You Need to Know About

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Phishing 102: The 8 Phishing Scams You Need to Know About

Keyloggers...trojans...session hijackers...Do these worry you? We cover the aforementioned phishing scams along with a couple others you should learn about with tips to avoid falling victim to these attacks. Find out what you can do to protect yourself by reading part 2 of our phishing blog series.

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Phishing 101: Top 5 Ways to Stop Phishing (Plus Google Docs Scam & ID Theft Prevention)

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Phishing 101: Top 5 Ways to Stop Phishing (Plus Google Docs Scam & ID Theft Prevention)

Ever get an email that's too good to be true? An urgent request from your bank for private information? Message from a relative asking to wire some money? Click on link in your inbox you shouldn't have? These everyday examples of phishing & IT security breaches put your company data at risk along with the possibility of identity theft. Here are 5 things you can do prevent phishing from happening to you!

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Security 102: Malware, Spyware, & Ransomware

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Security 102: Malware, Spyware, & Ransomware

If you use a computer, you need to care about malicious software. Malicious software is any piece of code designed to harm a computer system and it has been around for a very long time. Viruses have only become more sophisticated and costly, but there are many options for protecting yourself and your business from attack.  

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Security for Windows: 3 Reasons Why Updates Matter

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Security for Windows: 3 Reasons Why Updates Matter

Computers are a lot like cars. They’re expensive, incredibly useful, and will fall apart without regular maintenance. You wouldn’t go years without checking or changing your oil, or let the weird noise in your car fester without getting it looked at by a professional. But many people don’t look at computers the same way. They will go months without updating, shooing away notifications, and thinking, “I just spent $900 on this, it should just WORK!” Your car performs a lot better with the recommended maintenance and services, and so will your computer. More importantly, your computer will be much less susceptible to attack. 

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Security 101: Spam, Phishing, and Social Engineering

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Security 101: Spam, Phishing, and Social Engineering

Your device is the portal through which you communicate with friends, family, and the people you work with. Replacing a device is costly, but you can’t put a price on the data you hold in it. Consider how much worse it would be if someone got a hold of the data you can access with that device: bank accounts, passwords, emails, photos, correspondence with friends, and more. This is precisely why security is important.

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Love Thy Computer, Part 2: 5 Tips to A Healthier Mac

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Love Thy Computer, Part 2: 5 Tips to A Healthier Mac

You are probably reading this because you have a Mac. You take it with you everywhere and you use it on a daily basis as a reliable tool to get things done.

...You may even have a pet name for it.

Macs are becoming increasingly popular because they are designed specifically for ease of use with little housekeeping on the user’s part. Although you may get by with little maintenance to your Mac, there are some important functions you should be aware of to keep your data safe and your machine running as fast as possible.

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Love Thy Computer, Part I: PC Maintenance

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Love Thy Computer, Part I: PC Maintenance

Has your Windows PC been running slow? Have you been seeing popups on your computer saying it is infected with a virus and you need to buy something to clean it up? These are very common issues, but luckily, they can be resolved with a couple free tools! Let’s face it, fixing issues on your own is a great accomplishment, and not having to pay a dime to do it makes it all that much better!

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