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Data Breach

Data Breach: Almost 20 Million Patient’s Data Stolen in 2 Separate Medical Laboratory Data Breaches

By Jeff Fowler | June 5, 2019
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Just a few days after Quest Diagnostics reported that a data breach compromised the information of 11.9 million patients, LabCorp is reporting that it was breached as well, affecting 7.7 million additional records. What happened? An unauthorized user installed malicious code on the payment pages of the American Medical Collection Agency (AMCA), a 3rd party…

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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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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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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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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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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

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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Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month

By Jeff Fowler | September 27, 2018
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Since 2004, every October has been observed as National Cyber Security Awareness Month by the US Department of Homeland Security. National Cyber Security Awareness Month is a collaborative effort between industry and governing bodies that has grown tremendously with more support from the White House. To help spread the word and contribute to the message,…

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SandStorm IT Moves Up to #12 on the MBJ 2018 List of Largest Memphis Area IT Companies

By Doyle Sanders | September 11, 2018
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SandStorm IT is extremely proud to announce that it moved from #16 to #12 on the 2018 Memphis Business Journal List of Largest Memphis Area Information Technology Companies.  Also, SandStorm IT jumped from #13 to #10 on the 2018 Largest Memphis Area Interactive Firms. Doyle Sanders, President of SandStorm IT, states, “Thanks to our team for all the…

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