There is hot debate over the necessity of ejecting USB devices before removing them. Which side are you on?   Popular Science decided to heat up the summer by stirring the pot. They published an article titled Do you really need to properly eject a USB drive before yanking it out? This led to fierce […]

Printers, IP phones and IP cameras among devices vulnerable to attack   A 10-year-old security flaw has left nearly a half-billion Internet of Things devices vulnerable to cyberattacks at businesses worldwide. The web exploit causing all of the trouble is called DNS rebinding.  It’s an attack first disclosed at the RSA Conference in 2008. It’s […]

Does your business have a ‘no internet’ backup plan?   It is vital for every business to strategically and proactively prepare for network failure. When internet connectivity goes down, productivity, business operations, profits, POS systems and customer satisfaction can suffer irreparable loses. Having a backup system, also called a network failover, will save you time […]

Regular maintenance helps your computer perform at its best.   Just like a car, regular maintenance is necessary in order to keep your computer functioning at its very best. While basic computer maintenance isn’t difficult, it’s often overlooked. 1.) Dust Removal. The easiest and most vital maintenance a computer needs performed is a thorough cleaning. […]

Thousands of businesses have been negatively affected by Comcast’s outage   Thousands of businesses across the nation have had their operations put on hold as Comcast’s Xfinity phone service suffered a massive outage. Along with affecting the thousands of companies that largely rely on landline access, the service interruption also affected some 911 services. The […]

Why we recommend and support VoIP   As a business owner, one of the last things you want to worry about is your phone system. For that reason, many businesses continue to use whatever phone system they have always used, even as costs go up and it no longer meets their needs.  You no longer […]

The FBI has issued a recommendation for everyone to reboot due to malware   **Please be advised that if you’re using a CradlePoint router from RHYNO, you are already protected and don’t need to worry. We’ve already taken care of everything; your security and privacy were not compromised. Hackers have switched their focus and have […]

Basic wipes can’t guarantee a full removal of data – here’s what can.   With how quickly technology becomes obsolete, it’s common to have older computers stored around the house that are no longer being used. When disposing or selling those old electronics, it’s important to completely remove all of your personal information. The market […]

Cloudflare just made a DNS resolver available that’s faster than Google’s and more private.   If there’s one thing I like in my internet, it’s speed. With busy schedules, no one wants to sit around waiting for a webpage to load. While slow internet browsing is usually blamed on the age of a computer or […]

Times have changed and the NIST has updated their password recommendations to meet today’s challenges.   With the rise in hacker abilities and the continuing advancements in technology, it’s important to keep up with the best practice recommendations regarding passwords and security. The National Institute of Standards and Technology has updated their password guidelines and […]