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What is WordPress?

By Jeff Fowler | December 21, 2022
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Do you ever wonder “How is this website built?” or “What software is this site running on?” If you’re like most people, you’ve probably never given it any thought. Your favorite websites are there when you need it and it just works as expected. In this article, we’ll cover one of the most popular website…

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employee phishing

Don’t Get Phished!

By Doyle Sanders | November 29, 2022
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There has been a lot of local news and buzz lately about phishing activities and not the ones where you catch dinner! Emails, websites, and even telephone calls can be phishing expeditions by the less than trustworthy.  We’ve all heard of folks hit by identity theft.  And, yes, sometimes that comes from hackers and the…

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Google Search Tricks

Ultimate Google Search Tips and Tricks Cheat Sheet

By Jeff Fowler | November 22, 2022
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We’ve done a few posts in the past regarding tips and tricks using Google, such as “5 Google Search Tricks You May Not Know“, but as you know, there are hundreds of things that Google can do. We would like to share some of our top Google Search Tips and Tricks in this “Cheat Sheet”.…

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E-mal Scams

5 Ways To Help Train Your Employees to Recognize Email Scams

By Jeff Fowler | June 21, 2022
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You can spend countless dollars on sophisticated anti-malware & firewall systems, but the weakest link will always be the human mind. It’s much easier to trick a human to reveal information than trying to force a computer system into doing it. With that in mind, our topic for today’s blog post deals with training employees…

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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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Windows Defender good enough

Is Windows Defender good enough to protect me?

By SandStorm IT | July 26, 2021
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The ever threat of viruses, hacking, and security threats are evolving everyday. So many people think to themselves “How can i protect my computer?” There are a lot of different opinions of anti-virus out there. Over the past several years there has been new programs that will help block viruses. But with so many programs…

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Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Software

What is Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Software?

By SandStorm IT | May 11, 2021
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Data Loss Prevention (DLP) is software that monitors traffic and prevents sensitive data from leaving your network. Sensitive data could be something as simple as social security numbers or be something as complex as business documents or data that contain proprietary trade secrets. How is DLP used? The most common location for DLP software is…

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Benefits and Risks of Software from the Internet

The Benefits and Risks of Software from the Internet

By SandStorm IT | March 9, 2021
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Got a flat tire? You will need a jack, a lug wrench, and a spare. Need to hang a picture? A hammer, nail, and level will set you straight. Almost any problem can be solved with the right set of tools. The same is true with your software on your computer. From writing an essay…

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Common Browser-based Network Attacks

Common Browser-based Network Attacks and How to Avoid Them

By Jordan Sanders | February 16, 2021
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Day by day, we do more and more through our web browsers.  We perform daily work tasks like checking and sending email, visiting websites to learn about news in our chosen fields, and work in web-based operational systems all through our browsers, and outside of the office, we use those same browsers to check our…

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google drive

Why would I want to use Google Drive?

By SandStorm IT | February 9, 2021
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Google Drive gets its name from being a place to store files, like the hard drive on your computer. All Google accounts come with 15 GB of free storage space on Drive. Not only is Google Drive like having an extra hard drive, it is a full suite of office software you can access through…

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