Are you afraid of social media?

I have a hard time trusting people who are not active and open on social media. My perception is that they are hiding something… What are some reasons for NOT using social media to connect with people and share either your personal or business life (or in my case, both)??? Reasons people might abstain from being social on the internet: …

Windows 8.1 could make a lot of people happy

The number one complaint we have heard from purchasers of new machines that come with Microsoft Windows 8 is that the desktop experience is not what they expect. Especially if they do not have a touchscreen. Typical mouse and keyboard users flip back and forth between the desktop. Have no fear, Microsoft has had mercy on your soul and the …

Microsoft Office 2003 and Office for Mac 2011 Document Handling Vulnerability

This comes straight from our partners over at WatchGuard Security Center blog and may affect you if you are using Office 2003 for Windows or Office for Mac 2011. We happen to concur with the author’s thoughts that this is probably much more severe than Microsoft’s own rating of “important”. If you need assistance with this, or any other computer …

Apple owners rejoice! Security updates are available for you – apply them please!

Article HT5784 over on the Apple Support page, indicates that there’s something fun waiting for you in OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.4 and Security Update 2013-002 It would be wise to get yourself up to date so you can sleep better at night. Well, at least I will sleep better at night with the knowledge that you are safe and …

Sign up for @copyapp with this link, and we’ll both get 5 GB of free cloud storage in addition to the usual 15 GB: https://copy.com?r=OAdJxy

Do you store files online with something like Dropbox? ¬†Well, drop Dropbox and check out Copy. Dropbox gives you 2GB of free storage which you can access from your Windows or Mac computer, iPad, iPhone, Android, etc. That’s great and all, except that Copy gives you *15* GB of free storage. ¬†Actually, they give you 20 GB if you use …

Radio Station Website Compromise Leads to Visitor Infection Threat

The US-CERT National Cyber Awareness System sent out a notification yesterday and revised it today, May 21st entitled “TA13-141A: Washington, DC Radio Station Web Site Compromises”. The document outlines that on May 16th US-CERT was informed that two websites www.federalnewsradio-dot-com and www.wtop-dot-com had been compromised and that redirects had been put in place that would send Internet Explorer users to …

Cisco Voice over IP phone systems don’t have to break the bank #VoIP #Cisco

Q: Why is it that just about every corporation you walk into has Cisco phones on their desks? A: Because they have become the standard by which almost every other VoIP solution is measured. People in business have grown to expect a certain level of quality. From feel of the handset and how heavy it is and whether it fits …

Remote tech support installs malware on server?

I received a phone call from a client last night who said that they could not browse the internet at their organization and that mail was down as well. Here are the initial observations: Their Cisco VoIP phone system was able to make calls and internal machines could ping outside servers by IP, but not by name, indicating that the …

Microsoft Security Bulletin for May 14 Patch Tuesday

Here it is ladies and gentlemen, the moment you have been anxiously awaiting. May 2013’s Patch Tuesday! Brought to you by Microsoft. Yes, Patch Tuesday is loaded with a plethora of updates that will keep you busy for a few moments. The rundown on the updates is listed below in the advance notification, but suffice it to say, you NEED …

Video surveillance for your business may pay for itself immediately

When you hear the term “video surveillance”, you might have visions of high tech government agencies watching the masses, or you might think about a prime time TV show set in a Las Vegas casino with a whole team watching as the “eye in the sky”, or it could be the large department store chain that has cameras hanging from …