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Windows 7 End of Support – What do I do Now?

  Ah, here we are. This is the year we all are finally saying goodbye to Windows 7, and moving towards the world of Windows 10. But what does this mean for all those who still have Windows 7 on their machines?     Rest in Peace Windows 7 Dearly beloved, we have gathered here today to celebrate the life of a dear friend, Windows 7. As we lay it to rest, let’s take a moment to acknowledge the life’s journey of this operating system.  Windows 7 had a great run from October 22, 2009 to January 14th, 2020. Although it wasn’t the fastest or most secure thing in our… Read More

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Online Banking Security Tips

  When cyber criminals find a way to steal your banking information, it is like they hit that jackpot (literally). But, taking the time to protect your information can prevent a great monetary loss and many headaches.   Checking or Savings? Bank accounts around the world are a huge target for online criminals. Rightly so. Now, with the innovation of online banking we give them an even easier way to try and steal our hard-earned cash. Even with the statistics and plentiful news stories regarding hacked accounts, many people do not think it can happen to them. This then leads them to have a false sense of security, and let… Read More

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Instagram is now using AI to help stop bullying on their app. But will it work?

  One can’t help but notice the increase of cyber bullying due to the various, ever present social media platforms. But now, Instagram is integrating a new tool to help fight through the negative comments.     Platform Positivity Earlier this year, Instagram released a statement promising their support in the fight against bullying, especially on their platform.  Instagram is, “an American photo and video-sharing social networking service owned by Facebook, Inc. It was created by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, and launched in October 2010.” (via Wikipedia). Millions of photo and video posts supply the app on a daily basis for followers to view, comment and like. But, with such… Read More

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What is an IoT (Internet of Things) Device?

  “Make sure your IoT device is secure!” “Regulate IoT devices now! “What the heck is an IoT device?!”   IoT Who? IoT or internet of things devices are taking over the technological world. The integration of connectivity among devices proves to be both beneficial and detrimental. But, we’ll get to that in a little bit.  First, you are probably still wondering what an IoT device actually is. Well, as it turns out, you may be more familiar with these types of products than you think.  To begin, by definition an Internet of Things device is, “a system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects, animals or people… Read More

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Tech Holiday Gift Guide 2019

  Well folks, it’s that time of year again. The dreaded ‘find the perfect Christmas gift’ scramble is upon us.  But, the goal of this article is to help you find the right gift for the techy (or anyone else) in your life. I’ve curated a list of items and deals that would make a great Christmas gift. Let’s get started.    Under $20 Gifts The first items items on the Christmas list are under $20! So these pieces are perfect for stocking stuffers, Secret Santa exchanges and more.    10 Foot Charging Cable for iPhone – $14.39 The first item is the all important phone charger. But not just… Read More

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Thousands of Disney+ Accounts Hacked!

  A platform now exists where any and every Disney movie ever created resides. From Cinderella to Lady and the Tramp. Now, how can something this wonderful, cause so many problems for customers?     On November 12th, 2019, Disney launched their new streaming service titled Disney+. This platform has all of the original Disney movie and tv show. Not only does it have all things Disney – but also Marvel, Pixar, National Geographic and Star Wars.    What’s the Deal? Millions of people anxiously awaited the arrival of this service. The excitement surrounding this launch was astronomical. Disney+ is $6.99 a month and comes with a seven day free… Read More

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday Online Shopping Security Tips

  Ah yes, as Thanksgiving approaches, so does the thought of a delicious meal shared with friends and family. Is there anything more mouth watering than a Thanksgiving feast? Yes. Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals!      Did someone say SALE? Every year, the excitement builds for those post turkey day deals online. I’m talking about the biggest shopping days of the year – Black Friday and Cyber Monday.  Last year, over 58 million shoppers took to the world wide web to hunt down deals across various online retailers. This statistic is also just the online shoppers! Over 116 million shoppers stood in line for hours in brick and… Read More

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Is Facebook is Watching You?

  Have you ever felt like you were being watched by someone? Well, as it turns out, your hunch may be correct. Who would that someone be you may ask? That would only be one of the largest social media platforms in the world, good ‘ol Facebook. What is Facebook in trouble for now? This week, Facebook headlines news stories across the world yet again. What is it for this time? Selling data? Losing even more momentum with Libra, their cryptocurrency? Not quite, this week, Facebook is spying on their users.  Further, Facebook is pointing the finger at a bug in the IOS application for such an issue. Let’s find… Read More

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What is a DoS Attack?

  In 2017, 33% of businesses experienced a DoS attack. The result of such an attack leaves a business helpless in some situations. Now in 2020, DoS attacks have only increased in occurrence since 2017. Now the question is, what makes this type of attack so detrimental to an organization?     What is a DoS attack? If you are someone who is outside of the cyber security realm, a DoS attack may be a foreign term. Although, with the recent jump in the use of the attack, attention is brought to it on the news and online.  By definition, a DoS (denial of service) attack is, “a cyber-attack in… Read More

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Fake Apple Support Phishing Scam

  When you are having issues with an Apple product, getting through customer service is always a nightmare. Half of the time, you speak with an automated help line and not a real person, frustrating you further. But now, Apple is reaching out to its customers? Something doesn’t see right here…    An Apple a day doesn’t keep the scammers away. If you happen to be one of the 588 million Apple product users in the world, it’s a good thing you found this article. As of recent, Apple customers (and even other cellphone users) are the target of a new phishing scheme. Further, attackers are posing as Apple Support… Read More

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