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What is VoIP

10 Things To Know About VoIP Phone Systems

By Jeff Fowler | June 28, 2022
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Most people have used or experienced Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) Phone Systems. The latest VoIP technology is leaps and bounds ahead of analog telephones and older PBX’s. But even if you know the basics of VoIP technology, there are some incredible features that you might not know about yet. In today’s blog post, we’ll go over…

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E-mal Scams

5 Ways To Help Train Your Employees to Recognize Email Scams

By Jeff Fowler | June 21, 2022
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You can spend countless dollars on sophisticated anti-malware & firewall systems, but the weakest link will always be the human mind. It’s much easier to trick a human to reveal information than trying to force a computer system into doing it. With that in mind, our topic for today’s blog post deals with training employees…

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data breach

5 Damaging Effects of a Data Breach That Can Sink Your Company

By Jeff Fowler | June 14, 2022
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Data Breaches are a common talking point in cybersecurity. This is because there’s such a wide array of methods cybercriminals are using to attack businesses. Whether it’s malware, social engineering, or exploiting weak passwords. Any company can be a target, from Fortune 500 companies to small, family-owned businesses. In our blog post, we’ll be discussing…

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8 Common IT Security Risks Facing Your Business

By Jeff Fowler | June 7, 2022
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In today’s rapidly changing business environment, cybersecurity threats to small businesses are becoming more common than ever. With the wide array of threats, your business needs to be prepared on all fronts. In this post, we’ll cover 8 of the most common IT security risks to your business and how Managed Services can assist with…

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Keyboard Shortcut Cheat Sheet

SandStorm IT Keyboard Shortcut Cheat Sheet

By Jeff Fowler | October 4, 2021
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In this post, we’ll keep an ongoing list of keyboard shortcuts from posts that have been listed in previous blog posts like “6 Keyboard Shortcuts You May Not Know” and “6 More Keyboard Shortcuts You May Not Know“. In this “Cheat Sheet”, we’ll have all of them listed, but with more concise descriptions for easier…

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Search Engine Optimization benefit

How can Search Engine Optimization benefit my business?

By Jeff Fowler | August 17, 2021
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According to the online ad network Chitika, page one of the search results get 95% of all search traffic. The top result usually yields around 32.5% of the clicks. The 2nd place result receives around 17.6% of the clicks. By comparison, the 7th place result sees around 2.2% of the search traffic. Even the top…

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SIM Swap Attack

What is a SIM Swap Attack and How can I Protect Myself?

By Jeff Fowler | August 3, 2021
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Even with the added layer of security of Two-Factor Authentication (2FA), cybercriminals are still finding ways to hack into accounts. How are they doing this? By basically taking control of a phone number, they are having the 2FA messages sent to a device on the phone number that they now control, thus getting around the…

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Print Nightmare vulnerability

Microsoft releases fix for “Print Nightmare” vulnerability – Update Now!

By Jeff Fowler | July 9, 2021
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A new vulnerability was found that takes advantage of a flaw in the print spooler application within Windows. According to Microsoft “A remote code execution vulnerability exists when the Windows Print Spooler service improperly performs privileged file operations. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could run arbitrary code with SYSTEM privileges. An attacker could…

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iot

Why do I care about IoT?

By Jeff Fowler | June 28, 2021
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Welcome to SandStorm IT’s 6-part series about the Internet of Things. In this series, we’ll shed some light on the basics of IoT. Part 1 – What is the Internet of Things (IoT)? Part 2 – Why do I care about IoT? (You are here) Part 3 – What are some real-world applications of IoT? Part…

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Windows 10 End of Life

Windows 10 End of Life (EOL) is October 14, 2025 – How can I prepare?

By Jeff Fowler | June 23, 2021
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Rumors surrounding “Windows 11” have been passed around for months now, and until recently, no one believed it. Now that we have an actual date from Microsoft, we can safely assume that Microsoft is ready to move forward into the next generation of the Windows Operating System. They have stamped an official date on the…

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