Detecting Keyloggers and Espionage Software

Detecting Keyloggers and Espionage Software

Did you know that there is a thriving industry that caters to people who enjoy surreptitiously spying on others? Spy shops that sell telescopes, hidden cameras, voice recorders, and other surveillance devices tend to do brisk business, and there is also a software side to this industry. What Can Spying Software Do? Spy software, not…

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Read This Before Taking Your Computer to be Repaired

Read This Before Taking Your Computer to be Repaired

When buying a new computer, you will probably never think about a future trip to the repair shop. It does not matter whether you get a Windows, Apple, ChromeOS, or Linux system; the need for repairs may arise someday. You can certainly do a lot to avoid frequent trips to the computer repair shop, but…

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Optimizing Mobile Devices for Business Performance

Optimizing Mobile Devices for Business Performance

Business owners from across the High Desert region are increasingly turning their attention to mobile devices for their employees. Smartphones, tablets, and lightweight portable computing devices are being preferred over desktop systems, and company owners are tempted by the current bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend in Apple Valley, Hesperia, and Victorville. The Benefits and Performance of BYOD…

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Why Cybercrime Groups Become More Active During the Holidays

Why Cybercrime Groups Become More Active During the Holidays

Less than two weeks before Christmas, Mayor LaToya Cantrell of New Orleans declared a state of emergency after she was informed of a major cyberattack on the city’s networks. Following the advice of IT security managers, Mayor Cantrell ordered an immediate shutdown of municipal data centers, servers, hybrid cloud networks, and even internet-connected client devices.…

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Real-World Network Security Testing for Business Owners

Real-World Network Security Testing for Business Owners

The fourth and final season of “Mr. Robot,” the gritty techno-thriller series broadcast on the USA cable television network, will come to an end in the next few months, and it will likely be remembered for its highly realistic portrayal of cybercrime. The production team behind “Mr. Robot” insisted on making hacking scenes, which ranged…

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Windows 10 October Update is Essential for Business Users

Windows 10 October Update is Essential for Business Users

Since 2018, software giant Microsoft has been working diligently towards improving the delivery of Windows 10 updates, and the company feels that the time is right to release 19H2, a series of improvements and fixes that are particularly important to enterprise users. The first thing you should know about 19H2 is that business users will…

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Designing a Modern Data Center for Your Office

Designing a Modern Data Center for Your Office

More than a decade has passed since cloud computing became the new paradigm of enterprise data networks. What was once considered to be a cutting edge solution is now a business standard, and the days of client/server office networks are mostly over. Modern business networks operate as data centers; whether you keep servers on-premise or…

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The Importance of Secure Email Hosting

The Importance of Secure Email Hosting

When former United States Special Counsel Robert Mueller testified before Congress in July 2019, information security experts paid attention to his testimony for reasons that were more technical than political. One of the various matters that Mueller investigated during his tenure was the hacking of email accounts operated by the Democratic National Committee as well…

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Lessons from the 2019 Baltimore Ransomware Attack

Lessons from the 2019 Baltimore Ransomware Attack

On May 7, various networks operated by the City of Baltimore were subject to a ransomware attack that resulted in a loss of more than $18 million. Municipal services in this large American metropolis were substantially crippled by the attack over several weeks; the City Council ordered employees to set up temporary Gmail accounts, but…

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Understanding the New Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise Upgrade Requirements

Understanding the New Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise Upgrade Requirements

Technology giant Microsoft recently made a very important announcement about the future of the Windows 10 operating system, particularly as it relates to future upgrades. In essence, the next major Windows 10 1903 upgrade, which is currently rolling out for most devices, will require twice as much storage space available. If the desktops, laptops, and…

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