28 Jun

Why Do I Keep Getting Viruses on My Devices?

You installed anti-virus protection on your computer, smartphone, and tablet devices, yet for some reason they keep getting infected. Your device crashes or you get strange pop-ups. You are worried about your personal data, time spent removing the problem, and other concerns and just want to know how to make this problem stop.

Getting Virus on device

 

Well, there can be several reason why you keep getting viruses on your devices which could include:

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28 May

Preparing Your Smartphone for Your Summer Vacation Holiday

With the summer holiday travel season soon upon us, now is a great time to review some essential tips and suggestions on how to prepare your smartphone for travel. Whether you will be driving, flying, or enjoy time onboard a cruise ship, you will want to make sure your phone is protected against accidental damages and potential data loss.

Preparing Your Smartphone for Your Summer Vacation Holiday

Tip #1: Do a complete backup of your devices prior to departing. Take the time to do a full backup of all of the data, apps, pictures, music, videos, and so on that are on your smartphone. There are different backup methods you can use, including the Cloud or your desktop or laptop computer. If you back device data up on your computer, it is recommended to make a backup of your backup either to the Cloud or onto a removable storage device as an extra precaution. read more

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22 Apr

Remember to Spring Clean Your Electronic Devices

When most people think about spring cleaning, they focus on cleaning up their homes, getting rid of excess clutter, and making some renovations or improvements to their living spaces. However, they tend to overlook spring cleaning their electronic devices too!

Remember to Spring Clean Your Electronic Devices
Over the course of a year, you can acquire a large amount of data from pictures and videos to email messages and files. It can be beneficial to set aside a few hours to go through your devices and get rid of anything on them you no longer want, need or use. read more

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20 Mar

Data Storage 101: Data Storage Options

You have a wide range of options when it comes to data storage these days. From desktop and laptop computers to mobile devices and networked servers, your data could be saved in numerous locations. In order to effectively determine what type of data storage is best for your needs, you need to understand the different data storage options.

 

Data Storage 101: Data Storage Options

1. Hard Disk Drives

Hard disk drives have long been one of the most widely used forms of data storage. They are found in desktops, laptops, and network servers. Their storage capacities range from a few gigabytes to several terabytes. Maximum storage capacities continue to increase on a regular basis. read more

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24 Feb

Employees Leaving? Why You Need to Back-up Their Hard Drives

Employees come and go at various times throughout the year. However, the number of people that tend to switch employers is typically much higher from mid-January through the end of February.

Employees Leaving Why You Need to Back-up Their Hard Drives

Most employers tend to put off hiring new employees over the holidays. If they follow a traditional fiscal year, January is when new budgets begin that include creating new positions and hiring new employees. read more

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20 Jan

What Will Become of Hard Disk Drives in the Future?

One question a lot of people have is what is going to happen to hard disk drives (HDDs) now that we have solid state drives (SSDs). One might assume that SSDs are going to displace HDDs much like DVDs did to CDs and Blu-rays have done to DVDs. Before you start buying up all the HDDs on the market to have a supply in the future, you need to know HDDs are not going anywhere.

What Will Become of Hard Disk Drives in the Future

First of all, the cost for high capacity SSDs is quite expensive once you start taking about terabytes of storage space. Many people and businesses still cannot afford to cross over that threshold. Not surprisingly, HDDs with larger terabyte drives tend to cost less and fit the budgets of most people and businesses better. read more

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25 Dec

Email Flaw Makes Phishing Easier with “MailSploit”

Phishing email attacks are nothing new. You get a bunch of random emails that look like they were sent from known friends and businesses. Yet, when you hover over the actual email address you see that it is fake with some weird string of numbers and letters, so you know it is a phishing scam.

Email Flaw Makes Phishing Easier with “MailSploit”

Many email clients also have features where they look for these types of emails and move them to a “spam” or “junk mail” folder. Some clients even allow you to mark the emails as phishing scams. However, even with these advances, there is a new vulnerability that is making it easier for those individuals and groups that practice in “black hat” phishing scams called “MailSploit.” read more

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18 Nov

Signs Your Computer Has Been Hacked

The sense of protection knowing we have an antivirus, anti-malware, and anti-spam software installed on our devices can lead to a false sense of security. Today’s hackers and cyber attackers are developing malicious apps and other hacks faster than the software companies that offer protection can respond.

Signs Your Computer Has Been Hacked

Knowing how to tell if you have been hacked sooner, rather than later can help stop potential data loss and avoid identity theft. Some telltale signs you might notice could include: read more

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24 Oct

Protect Yourself from Ransomware with Regular Data Backups

Ransomware has been a trending topic in the IT industry that is not going away. Initially, businesses were targets of these “black-hat” operatives, who would hold their data “hostage” until a ransom was paid.

Some businesses that were hit had their proprietary data held hostage. Sadly for them, they did not have a data backup to turn to. As a result, several of the businesses ended up paying out thousands to tens of thousands of dollars or more just to have their data released.

Protect Yourself from Ransomware with Regular Data Backups

In some cases, even after the business paid the ransom, the data was still not released and the ransomware remained on the computer. Today, ransomware attacks have expanded from businesses and now are also affecting individuals. read more

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21 Sep

Does Your Backup Need Its Own Backup?

You never know when you will go to turn on your computer and hear a “click, click, click” of the hard drive and nothing happens. But, computers are not the only devices at risk of failure. Your smartphone or tablet could also fail at any time from being dropped or some other type of malfunction.

Does Your Backup Need Its Own Backup?

Even though people have numerous options available to back up their data, there are still many who do not. In addition, there are different types of data backup methods and using the right ones are equally important. Depending on which ones you use, your backup might need its own backup, too. read more

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