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Private Medical Records are Under Attack

Electronic Health Records (EHR) are increasing as high value targets for hackers.   If hackers continue at their current pace, they will have accessed every American’s private medical records at least once by 2024.  A patient’s private healt

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7 Benefits to Buying a Pre-Owned Laptop at RB’s

Many people in the market for a new laptop overlook the benefits of buying a previously owned commercial grade one.  It is logical to zero in on new laptops and compare price and reliability.  However, RB’s Computer Services sells previously ow

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Checklist for Employees to Help Prevent a Hack

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 Koro

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4 Tips for Longer Laptop Battery Life

Sometimes you get caught needing to work without an outlet nearby.   Here's how to make your laptop battery last longer. Much like a missed opportunity for romance, once you lose it, you cannot get your laptop battery's lifespan back. You real

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Do Yourself a Solid: 5 Benefits of a Solid State Drive

Solid state drive (SSD) installation has grown more popular in the "Want It Now" age.  The super-portable form factor has revolutionized expandable storage. It also makes it easier for users to boot up without having to wait a century for everyth

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WhatsApp® Encrypts Text Messages

I have blogged extensively over the last couple years about proactive security measures one can take to protect themselves from Ransomware and hackers using a commercial firewall router, VPN’s, and upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10.  The Wh

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Warning: “Serious” Bug in Windows 7, Take Action Today!

Google warned late last week, hackers could take over computers running Windows 7 due to a “serious” bug.   Windows 7 users are at risk and should take IMMEDIATE action.  In response, Google updated its Chrome browser to help protect Windows

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Blockchain will be integrated into your life like Microsoft & Facebook

Remember when the “Cloud” entered our vocabulary?  The Cloud is commonly used today to store and back up data virtually, such as photos from our smartphone, but when it first came out most people were dumbfounded to know what all the hype was

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Recycle your computer with a purpose and caution

Recycling an obsolete or outdated computer provides an opportunity to protect your local landfill and possibly provide a kid on the other side of the globe with access to one.  It is estimated 262.54 million computers were sold in 2017 (https://ww

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Switching to a Commercial Grade Router

Protect your small business.  Many small businesses start out with consumer-grade Wi-Fi routers to run their office networks.  But there comes a time when an upgrade makes sense.  The only action most small business owners use to protect their busin

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