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What is a Domain Name System

What is a Domain Name System and how does it work?

By SandStorm IT | May 20, 2024
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You do it every day. You open up your favorite web browser and type in a website’s address and next thing you know, you’re on your favorite social media site or source of cat videos. But have you ever stopped to wonder what sorcery connects the dot-coms to the right sites? Well, I have the…

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What is Incognito mode

What is “Incognito mode” in Google Chrome and Why would you use it?

By SandStorm IT | May 14, 2024
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What is Incognito Mode? Incognito mode is essentially a setting on your web browser to disallow the storing of local data relating to the websites you surf. When surfing the web in this mode, your browsing history will not be recorded. Also, any additional cookies sent to your browser during this time will not be…

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security concerns of IoT

What are the security concerns of IoT?

By SandStorm IT | April 22, 2024
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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? Part 3 – What are some real-world applications of IoT? Part 4 – What…

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Why does my business need a next-gen firewall?

By Justin Oliver | March 5, 2024
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We’ve previously covered “What is a Firewall and Why do I Need One?”.  In this blog post, we will take a deeper look to see how a Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) can help protect your business. NGFW’s contain all the tried and true features of the firewalls before them but they also contain advanced functionalities.…

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Google Search Tricks

5 More Google Search Tricks You May Not Know

By SandStorm IT | January 30, 2024
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As mentioned in Part 1 of this series, we could provide you with hundreds of Google tips instead of just five, so here are five more to get the most out of Google, the most popular site on the Internet (Source: Wikipedia). Get More Relevant Search Results When you search for multiple words, oftentimes Google…

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5 Awesome Google Chrome Extensions to Optimize Your Browsing Experience

By Jeff Fowler | January 2, 2024
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In the recent years, Google Chrome has taken the browser market by storm, with over 62% of users now using Google Chrome (according to Oberlo). Most users view it as an easier, faster way to browse the internet. According to reports (source: Truelist), there are now over 176,608 different Chrome extensions available on the marketplace,…

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Why should I setup my office server with a domain?

By Josh Yarbrough | December 19, 2023
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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 | December 12, 2023
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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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What is a Firewall and Why do I need one?

By SandStorm IT | December 5, 2023
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What is a Firewall? Firewalls are hardware and/or software systems which protect end users from malicious traffic on the Internet. When data is sent over the Internet, it comes packaged with information about where it is coming from and where it is supposed to go, as well as an indication as to what application the…

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Denial of Service Attack

What is a Denial of Service Attack?

By SandStorm IT | October 31, 2023
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A Denial of Service (DoS) attack is an attack on an individual computer or network that aims to consume as many resources as possible. The main goal of this attack is to deny service to the legitimate users of the computer or network. There are a number of ways in which this can be accomplished,…

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