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Another California Health System Targeted by Ransomware

Six months after hackers infected Victorville’s Desert Valley Hospital with malware specifically coded and deployed for extortion purposes, a major medical billing firm suffered a similar attack and lost a substantial amount of patient data. How Do Malicious Threats Attack Systems Apparently, an unsuspecting MMPC employee either opened an email attachment or clicked on a…

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Dangerous Data Breach Discovered in California Electric Utility

Dangerous Data Breach Discovered in California Electric Utility

A stern reminder about the need for computer network security was discovered in late May as a major California utility reportedly left a sensitive database open to anyone who wished to download it. The Dangers of Unprotected Databases According to Vickery, PG&E left an asset management database unprotected. The database apparently contained a detailed inventory…

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The Importance of Backup Systems for Business | Victorville IT Maintenance

The Importance of Backup Systems for Business

What happens when your data is corrupted or otherwise inaccessible? Can you maintain your business operations? Or will everything come screeching to a halt? The importance of backup systems for business is not only limited to keeping the data itself. It’s about being able to ensure that your Victorville business doesn’t encounter unexpected downtime. With…

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Costly Misconceptions Regarding Regular Professional Maintenance

Costly Misconceptions Regarding Regular Professional Maintenance

Regular professional monitoring and maintenance of your small business IT systems are critical to the productivity, efficiency, and availability of your business infrastructure. Many small business owners wrongly assume that if their system is operational, then everything is working as it should. Myth: The lowest bid is always the best bid. With computers, the end…

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New Site Launch for Sonic Systems

Sonic Systems has been serving the Victor Valley and surrounding areas for over 10 years. Locally owned and operated out of Victorville, we stake our reputation on always offering expert service and enterprise level equipment at fair pricing. The combination seems simple, but as we have seen dozens of other “IT Companies” and “IT Guys”…

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Windows 2003 server hack

First Windows Server 2003 vulnerability surfaces

– by Ian Trump, Maxfocus.com Before Christmas we unleashed a flurry of articles around the potential for Windows Server 2003 to be extremely vulnerable to hackers, when patches stop. It turns out this is happening a little bit earlier than anyone anticipated, at least for this vulnerability. A 15-year-old bug that allows malicious code execution…

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Secure Your Network

Secure Your Network

When we talk about networks, we are primarily talking about business networks, though certainly home networks are just as vulnerable to business networks. It is not just that networks are poorly protected from both online and human threats; it is that information technology changes quickly. What was once an outstanding guardian of your data has…

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Computer Maintenance Is Crucial

  As Published In the July / August 2011 issue of the High Desert Business Journal As the seasons change, we take our cars in to prepare them for the weather ahead. We check fluid levels in the summer to prepare for the extreme heat and we replace dry, cracked wiper blades for the winter…

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