5 Ways to Protect Your Web Browsing Data Now That ISPs Can Sell It

If you live in the United States and you are using a U.S.-based Internet service provider (ISP), you need to know about an important change made to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules. In April 2017, U.S. lawmakers repealed several FCC rules that would have required ISPs to get customers’ consent before selling their web browsing data to advertisers and other …

How to Find Out Basic Information about Your Windows Operating System

Like most people, you probably know the name of your Windows operating system (e.g., Window 10, Windows 8), but do you know the edition, version number, and whether it is a 64- or 32-bit system? Having this information is helpful when you are experiencing a problem and need to discuss it with an IT consultant. It also comes in handy …

What You Need to Know about the Equifax Data Breach

In September 2017, Equifax announced that hackers stole the personal data of 143 million U.S. consumers, making it the biggest data breach in 2017 and the fifth largest breach on record. Here is what you need to know about this massive breach. What Was Stolen During May through July 2017, hackers accessed Equifax’s computer systems by exploiting a vulnerability in …

This Tech Support Scam Can Trick You into Calling a Fake Hotline

Your phone rings. As soon as you say “Hello”, the caller identifies himself as a tech support staff member from a well-known tech company. He tells you that he has detected a serious problem on your computer, which you need to fix immediately. Sound familiar? Most likely it does, as tech support scams have been around for many years. However, …

How Hackers Can Infiltrate Your Network through Your Printers

Many businesses connect their printers to a network so that multiple employees can use them to print documents. If all-in-one printers are networked, employees can also use these devices to copy files, scan documents, and send faxes. Thus, using network printers makes good business sense since companies are able to purchase or lease fewer machines. However, network printers can be …

5 Ways to Prepare Your IT Systems for Severe Weather

Severe weather can be as devastating to your IT environment as cyberattacks. While you cannot prevent or stop events like tornados and hurricanes, you can prepare for them. With the correct preparations, you can minimize the damage to your IT systems and lessen downtime if disaster strikes. Here are five ways you can prepare your IT systems for severe weather: …

7 Convenient Calling Features That Can Boost Productivity

Employees tend to have many responsibilities, especially in small businesses. To handle these responsibilities, they need to manage their time wisely. One way you can help your employees be more productive is by providing calling features designed with convenience in mind. Here are seven convenient calling features that you might want to look for in a phone system: 1. Sequential …

What Happens after a Hacker Steals Your Password

You are probably familiar with how cybercriminals use phishing and other types of attacks to obtain employees’ passwords, as this is often discussed in the media. But do you know what happens after a hacker steals an employee’s password? To answer this question, researchers at the security firm Bitglass conducted an eye-opening experiment. The Experiment The researchers built a functional …

How to Use Mobile Marketing for Your Business

The mobile industry has been growing at an astronomical rate over the last few years, with consumers shelling out for mobile devices like smartphones and tablets more than ever before. That’s why it’s no surprise that mobile marketing has become a platform that most companies can’t ignore anymore. When 4 out of 5 consumers are using smartphones to shop, it’s …