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Stay Safe on Public Wi-Fi

How to Stay Safe on Public Wi-Fi

By Josh Yarbrough | September 14, 2021
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It’s a cool rainy day and driving along smoothly is John Doe and he’s in the mood for coffee. He decides to stop in at a nearby coffee shop. While there, he pulls out his laptop and gets on the Wi-Fi network. While sipping on that Latte Macchiato, John logs in and catches up with…

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most common cyber-attack

Why is phishing still the most common cyber-attack?

By Josh Yarbrough | March 30, 2021
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What is phishing? Phishing.org defines phishing as “A cybercrime in which a target or targets are contacted by email, telephone or text message by someone posing as a legitimate institution to lure individuals into providing sensitive data such as personally identifiable information, banking and credit card details, and passwords.” This is a very common and…

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stop spam

How to Win The War Against Spam!

By Josh Yarbrough | January 5, 2021
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What is SPAM? SPAM is junk mail that you receive that you didn’t sign up for. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it as “unsolicited usually commercial messages (such as e-mails, text messages, or Internet postings) sent to a large number of recipients or posted in a large number of places“. And none of us are immune…

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How is Office 365 different

How is Office 365 different than the standard version of Office?

By Josh Yarbrough | December 15, 2020
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If you’ve ever wondered “What’s the difference between Office 2016 and Office 365?”, we hope to clear up that distinction and maybe even answer some questions you might have about the two products. It’s confusing. I know. And visiting Microsoft’s official website makes it even more unclear and can cause you to leave there feeling…

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setup my office server with a domain

Why should I setup my office server with a domain?

By Josh Yarbrough | October 6, 2020
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At some point in your life, most of you reading this will be part of a conversation that drifts into the topic of security and someone will mention using a domain. It is usually a word thrown out there when the subject of workplace technology comes up. There is more than one kind of domain…

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What is Power-Over-Ethernet (PoE)?

What is Power-Over-Ethernet (PoE)?

By Josh Yarbrough | September 29, 2020
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What is Power-Over-Ethernet (PoE)? Ethernet is the cabling standard used for networking computers and printers. Power over Ethernet, or PoE, allows a single cable to carry both network data and power.  This method eliminates the need for a second cable just for power.  Examples of practical uses are security cameras installed on poles and sides of…

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future of IoT

How does the Internet of Things affect cybersecurity?

By Josh Yarbrough | June 15, 2020
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The internet can be wonderful. It can provide convenience and capabilities that would otherwise be impossible. It is potential at our fingertips. I remember years ago, as a child, watching my mother “surf the web”. Back then, those simple HTML websites were so cool to me. Especially if they had background music that played while…

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difference between managed and unmanaged backup

What’s the difference between managed and unmanaged backup?

By Josh Yarbrough | April 13, 2020
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We all know that backups are important, right? We know if something goes wrong, a backup could save a lot of recovery time and work…and possibly your business. But what is a backup really? The simple answer to that is that it is a copy of your important data. That is essentially it. But with…

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HTTPS

Why is HTTPS so important?

By Josh Yarbrough | December 30, 2019
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So everyone’s seen the HTTP and HTTPS prefixes on their favorite website addresses but did you ever wonder why they were there and what the difference between the two was? Keep reading to find out. Way back in the pioneering days of the internet, the gurus of old had to figure out a way for…

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keep running Windows 7

How much longer can I keep running Windows 7?

By Josh Yarbrough | November 4, 2019
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With the End-Of-Life date coming soon for Windows 7, It’s inevitable that the beloved Windows Operating System is dying. It has that all too familiar terminal illness called End-of-Life. Microsoft has announced that it is pulling the plug January 14, 2020 on the version of Windows that most of us have come to prefer over…

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