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What does Facebook know about you?

By Jordan Sanders | November 9, 2021
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Facebook, like Google, is a website with many interesting and relevant features that a large portion of the world’s population find useful.  This is evidenced by Facebook.com being the third-most visited website on the Internet according to Alexa (behind Google.com and YouTube.com).  This level of usage puts Facebook in a similar position as Google for…

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What is cryptojacking and how does it affect me?

By SandStorm IT | October 25, 2021
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Cryptojacking is a term that has been making its rounds in the news lately. Rightfully so, many users are worried about being caught up in these attacks. So what is cryptojacking exactly? Basically, cryptojacking is an attack which secretly harnesses the power of your computer to “mine” for cryptocurrencies, which the attackers can later exchange…

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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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difference between Intel's i3, i5 and i7 processors

What’s the difference between Intel’s i3, i5 and i7 processors?

By SandStorm IT | August 10, 2021
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If you’ve been shopping for a new PC recently, chances are, you’ve probably seen a lot of “Intel i3” or “Intel i5” stickers on the PC, or somewhere on the packaging. These are Intel’s current line up of processors, the i3, the i5, and the i7. It may be difficult to determine exactly what processor…

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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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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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Browser Cookies

What exactly are “Browser Cookies”?

By SandStorm IT | June 8, 2021
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A browser cookie is data sent from a website that will be stored on your computer. Typically, these cookies store data such as cart information on shopping websites, login information when you choose to “Remember Me” while logging in to a website, tracking activity across websites, storing customized settings for websites, and potentially other data…

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What is Incognito mode

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

By SandStorm IT | June 2, 2021
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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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What should I look for when purchasing a printer?

By Jeff Fowler | May 25, 2021
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Deciding on which printer to purchase for your organization is no easy task.  It’s easy to get overwhelmed given the complicated technical specs and hundreds of models available. However, with a little research and groundwork, you can save yourself a lot of time and frustration in the shopping phase and, potentially, save money in the…

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Windows Keyboard Shortcuts

6 More Windows Keyboard Shortcuts You May Not Know

By Jeff Fowler | April 13, 2021
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Based on our first “6 Windows Keyboard Shortcuts You May Not Know” post, we decided that it was time to do another one with even more shortcuts. Keyboard shortcuts give you an easy way to accomplish certain tasks faster and more efficiently. In this post, we’ll be going over some of the keyboard shortcuts that…

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