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Microsoft Ends Support for Windows 7

Microsoft will stop providing support and security patches for the Windows 7 operating system, the workhorse of the industry, effective January 2020. Microsoft calls this “end of life.” In regulated industries like financial and medical fields, any computer running Windows 7 will be out of compliance. For the regular user it means that any new security faults or vulnerabilities found in Windows…

Outlook Prompts for Password

Is your Outlook prompting you constantly to type in your username and password? This may be due to a recent Microsoft update. GOOD NEWS – there is a fix! Please contact us for help at 610-590-5006 or read this article. If you would like to set up your business with Microsoft Office 365 email, please contact us here.

60 Percent of Companies Fail in 6 Months Because of Cyber Attacks

SMB owners should consider a proper “best practices” I.T. infrastructure as one of top 3 priorities in running a successful business.  The SkyViewTek six standards include the following: Hardware (or Cloud Options) Software (or Cloud Options) Internet Service Provider (ISP) Security: Firewalls, Antivirus, Backup (with Cloud Options) UPS (uninterruptible power supply) / Battery Backups Business…

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) – observed every October – was created as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online. Click here for more information. We can help you develop a technology plan to minimize cybersecurity risks for your small business and prepare a disaster recover…

Power Outages & Battery Backup

A battery backup, or uninterruptible power supply (UPS), is primarily used to provide a backup power source to computers and servers. In addition to acting as a backup when the power goes out, most battery backup devices also act as power “conditioners” by ensuring that the electricity flowing to your computer, server and accessories is free from drops or surges – and, if need be, the computer …

Gone “(Spear) Phishing”

Spear phishing has been in the news lately thanks to the indictment of 12 Russian actors but what is “spear phishing” anyway? A “phishing” email is when someone sends out a mass email pretending to be someone they are not, maybe a bank: “This is Wells Fargo – we need you to send us your login and password to verify who you are”; or just AOL, Google.  They are usually wide spread and just try to…

Comcast Outages

When your Internet goes down, your business is losing hundreds or thousands of dollars per hour per employee – yikes! What’s a business owner or CFO to do? Comcast is having a large outage in the Mid-Atlantic region. Services affected may include Internet, VoIP phone, email, TV, or a combination of these. If you are experiencing issues, please contact Comcast Business at 800-391-3000. Prepare n…

Simpler Look to Office 365 & Office 2019

Microsoft is rolling out subtle changes to Office 365. The cluttered control bar (Microsoft calls it a ribbon) on the top of web-version of Word has been slimmed down to just one line. The same new bar will appear in Outlook next month. Even though Microsoft is focused on the subscription-based Office 365, Microsoft sill makes the old fashioned version — Office 2019 is due out later this year. …

Reboot Your Router to Stop Russia-Linked Malware

A sophisticated malware system linked to Russia has infected hundreds of thousands of internet routers, and the F.B.I. has made an urgent request to anybody with one of the devices: Turn it off, wait one to two minutes, and then turn it back on. The F.B.I. has several recommendations for any owner of a small office or home office router. The simplest thing to do is reboot the device, which will…

Can your Employees Detect Email Scams?

Now it is more important than ever for businesses to have a process in place to verify key requests issued via email, like a wire transfer. Back in the day, phishing emails were full of typos and easy to spot. But today’s cybercriminals are able to match the branding and logos associated with the companies they are trying to impersonate – which makes it more difficult for a busy employee to sp…
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