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What will happen on January 14, 2020 when Windows 7 is no longer supported?

By SandStorm IT | May 27, 2019
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I’m sure by now you’ve heard that Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 are going end of life at the beginning of next year, but what is going to happen on January 14, 2020, when it finally does go end of life? What is end of life? First, we need to define…

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Remote Desktop Vulnerability

Remote Desktop Vulnerability discovered in Windows XP, Windows 2003 & Windows 7.

By Jeff Fowler | May 17, 2019
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A recent update from Microsoft addresses a vulnerability in the Remote Desktop Service used in older versions of Windows, namely Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and Windows 7. Given that both XP and Windows Server 2003 has been End-of-Life for a few years now, this is an unusual action for Microsoft. Here’s what Microsoft is…

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(VPN) APPLICATIONS ARE STORING COOKIES INSECURELY

Vulnerability Alert: Multiple Virtual Private Network (VPN) applications are storing cookies insecurely

By Jeff Fowler | April 18, 2019
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At SandStorm IT, we try to keep you up to date on the latest in tech news. This is especially true when the case is a potential vulnerability that could affect your business. A recent report from Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute is warning of an issue with multiple Virtual Private Network applications that…

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WINRAR

Vulnerability in popular tool WinRAR is being used to install malware

By Jeff Fowler | March 15, 2019
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“Earlier this month Check Point Research reported discovery of a 19 year old code execution vulnerability in the wildly popular WinRAR compression tool. Rarlab reports that there are over 500 million users of this program. While a patched version, 5.70, was released on February 26, attackers are releasing exploits in an effort to reach vulnerable…

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WHAT ARE GOOGLE ADS

What are Google Ads and How can my business benefit from them?

By Jeff Fowler | March 11, 2019
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So, what are Google Ads? If you’ve ever used Google, then you’ve likely experienced ads in the search results. “Google Ads” is the name of the advertising arm of Google. It allows advertisers to display clickable ads as paid placements within Google search results. It’s not easy to tell the difference between a sponsored and…

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Zero-Day Vulnerability Found in Google Chrome

Newly Discovered Zero-Day Vulnerability Found in Google Chrome

By Jeff Fowler | March 6, 2019
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In order to stay secure using Google Chrome, you need to update your browser immediately. There is a security vulnerability in the FileReader component of Chrome that could allow remote attacker to access memory and execute code to take unauthorized control of your machine. Here’s the official notice from Google: “The stable channel has been…

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5G NETWORK

What does the 5G network mean for me?

By Jeff Fowler | February 11, 2019
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With the talk of 5G revolutionizing the way we connect over the upcoming years, we wanted to shine some light on exactly what the 5G network is and what it means for you. What is the 5G network? “5G” is the name given to the latest (fifth) generation of mobile communications networks. Much like other…

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SSIT

2018 In Review and 2019 In Our Sights

By Doyle Sanders | January 9, 2019
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Key  events / Milestones / Accomplishments in 2018   As we look back on 2018, there were quite a few key events, milestones, and accomplishments along the way. Dozens of New Customers joined the SandStorm IT family, including: Mattress Distributor & Retailer (WMS Inventory System, Managed Services, New office technology setup  & VoIP Phone System) Medical Device…

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The SandStorm IT Team Christmas & Holiday Dinner

By Doyle Sanders | December 21, 2018
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The SandStorm IT team gathered recently at Ciao Bella Grill in Memphis to celebrate the Christmas and Holiday Season.  Great food, great fellowship, and a fun time was had by all.  This was our 4th year to celebrate our Christmas Dinner at Ciao Bella.  As usual, the food and service were great! On behalf of the…

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Google

What does Google know about you?

By Jordan Sanders | October 15, 2018
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Our daily lives are increasingly lived online.  Whether we read the latest news, shop for new items, or simply stream videos or music, many of the activities we enjoy on a frequent basis are either exclusively online or have large online components.  Almost all of those things are trackable. According to Alexa.com, Google.com is the…

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