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Last summer I wrote two awareness blogs about Ransomware and attempted to provide a sense of urgency for local businesses to take it seriously.  A local business in the medical field was hacked and paid a ransom to get their computer network unlocked.   To read them visit these links; http://rbsmn.com/blog/page/5/ & http://rbsmn.com/blog/page/6/.  In this post

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In July I dedicated my blog to write about a massive ransomware attach affecting individuals and businesses worldwide and offered solutions protect against them (see http://rbsmn.com/blog/page/4/ for complete post).  However, most people that were not exposed to that attack are vulnerable to a hack coming through a different door; using public WiFi at your local

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If you are in the market to change, update, upgrade or protect your office network system and computers, determining where to start and what makes the most sense for your business often seems complex.  For even the sharpest CEO and small business owner, figuring out what is the best fit usually means spending hours wrapping

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When people start coming into our shop requesting something with regular frequency, it is usually the time to devote a blog post to.  More are more people are asking when they purchase a custom built computer or a previously owned commercial grade desktop or laptop about getting an SSD (Solid State Drive).  Other people have

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Back to School is here.  A custom built computer or previously owned commercial grade desktop or laptop might be a perfect gift to get your student off to a good start this year.  In addition to the education tax credit, businesses too could explore with their accountant or CPA, tax deductible possibilities as 3rd Quarterly

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A new ransomware attack brought many businesses to their knees on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. This PetrWrap virus is a strain of Petya ransomware, discovered by Kaspersky Labs in May. (Russell Brandon, A new ransomware attack is affecting airlines, banks, and utilities across Europe, June 27, 2017, https://www.theverge.com/2017/6/27/15879480/petrwrap-virus-ukraine-ransomware-attack-europe-wannacry). Businesses closed across the globe.  Once again, they

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A massive global ransomware attack known as WannaCry (aka WCry) caused extensive damage and major inconvenience to businesses in nearly 100 countries using Microsoft Windows on Friday, May 12, 2017. According to Avast (a cyber security company), it had identified more than 75,000 ransomware attacks in 99 countries, making it one of the broadest and

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Having secure remote access to your company can be beneficial to you being able to work on the road, on vacation, at home or at a customer or client’s location and enter data remotely.  The key thing to concentrate on is secure access through a proven firewall router… not a consumer grade unit but a

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Cleaning the cooling fan in your laptop or tower computer is critical to increasing the life span of your computer’s processor and computer in general.  This essential maintenance task is often overlooked and when action is taken by people, shortcuts like using a compressed air canister to blow out dust and debris seem to be

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Last August I wrote about what Ransomware is, shared statistics to highlight the urgency for health care providers and small businesses to take action to protect themselves, and offered our Managed IT Service Agreement as a solution to prevent a Ransomware attack.  Recently, a local businesses in the health care industry was hacked by ransomware and

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