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Protect Your Business: Phishing Scams are Not Going Away

On the contrary, phishing scams are constantly evolving to adopt new forms and techniques.  Businesses of all sizes need to take steps to protect themselves.  The average 10,000-employee company spends $3.7 million a year dealing with phishing attacks (Maria Korolov, CSO from IDG, Phishing is a $3.7-million annual cost for average large company, August 26th,

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RB’s Can Help Fix Windows 10 Issues, Patches & Updates

Since the release of Windows 10, on average users have seen about two updates per month or 8 total for all of the supported Windows 10 versions, plus bugs introduced by recent security patches in Windows 7  (Woody Leonhard, Computerworld, Microsoft Patch Alert: Major bugs introduced in May fixed, plenty of problems remain, May 30th,

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Gmail’s New Security Features: Delete sent email from recipient’s email box

Not only can you now revoke an email sent to a Gmail recipient but also to non-Gmail accounts (Heather Kelly, CNN Tech, Meet the new Gmail, now with disappearing messages, April 25th, 2018 https://money.cnn.com/2018/04/25/technology/gmail-redesign/index.html).  As in the Mission Impossible movies where a message self-destructs in 30 seconds, you can now do the same to protect

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ExaDrive DC100 Solid State Drive is the Fastest in The World!

Computer storage technology has progressed by leaps and bounds in the last few years.  Gone are the days when you would wait for a considerable amount of time during the loading of large applications, like video or Netflix.  The startup time for modern computers has reduced to a few countable seconds.  All this has become possible

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Hackers Use Stolen Tools From the National Security Agency

Hackers Use Stolen Tools From the National Security Agency DIY (Do-it-Yourself) antivirus and malware threat protection strategies are limited in protecting your personal computer, business computer or network.  Most DIY’ers use software or a program.  In many cases, an antivirus program can find and get rid of a computer virus or malware.  When it alerts

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Integrate VPN for Personal or Business Use Today

In my November blog post, https://rbsmn.com/blog/page/3/, I touched on using a VPN, “Virtual Private Network,” as an option to protect against hackers when using a public Wi-Fi.   Several local customers and business owners inquired whether a VPN made sense to have at home or for their business needs.  In this blog, I’ll delve into more

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Wi-Fi Router Innovation Changes the Landscape for Speed in 2018

Wireless connections keep getting faster.  In 2018, the options for internet users to connect to the internet faster keeps expanding. In the near future, users can be expected to connect to the internet using LED lights, or gain wireless access to the internet by connecting to a micro-satellite orbiting the Earth.  (Versatek website blog, December

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2 Proactive Steps to Prevent Ransomware Crippling your Business

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; https://rbsmn.com/blog/page/5/ & https://rbsmn.com/blog/page/6/.  In this post

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6 Ways to Protect Yourself and Business Using a Public WiFi

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 https://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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Outsource your Office Network’s IT Management

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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