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Meet Our Awesome Repair Gurus

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 16:05 -- Rachel Cunningham

We write a lot of blogs on computer security and how to keep from getting malware or other damaging viruses on your business computers, but what happens if despite all efforts at work you become infected at home? Its time to introduce to you to our amazing and quick PC repair gurus Carlos & Jeremy.

Yahoo Scandal #2

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 15:41 -- Rachel Cunningham

Last week we found out that Yahoo had a data breach of over 1 billion of it’s email accounts to hackers that the company only released news of after Verizon planned on buying the company. This week, reports have been released that Yahoo might have provided your personal information to the NSA or FBI without your permission.

Yahoo Hack Uncovered

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 12:05 -- Rachel Cunningham

While Yahoo was in the stages of being bought out by Verizon in the last week, information broke to the public that the company was hacked 2 years ago in possibly the largest breach in history.  The breach has exposed at least 500 million accounts' names, email addresses, phone numbers and dates of birth. In some cases, security questions and answers too. Verizon was only given limited information on this hack until 2 days ago and the company was unaware of the impact of data theft this large. 

Is Your Business on Fire?

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 11:36 -- Rachel Cunningham

Take a second to think about a hypothetical situation real quick. Say you are at home, cooking a Sunday night meal for your family, and as you are starting up your gas burner to sauté some vegetables, a piece of paper with your recipe jotted down accidentally catches on fire. You quickly run to your sink for water or grab the paper before it engulfs and throw it in the sink. Close call.

Adblock Plus Now Allowing Ads?

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 19:35 -- Rachel Cunningham

Adblock Plus is launching a new service where it allows paid ads through the blocker and the internet is not happy.  Instead of blocking all ads, the company has started an ad marketplace to sell those spaces to acceptable ads. We can’t fret too much here at cat.man.du however, because since all ads are monitored and all malicious pop up ads are still blocked, you stay safe (even if it’s a little annoying).

Variants of Ransomeware

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 11:07 -- Rachel Cunningham

Ransomeware has been a huge threat to small businesses and corporations this year. One by one the malware is taking companies data and holding it hostage for a ridiculous sum of money. Take note on each of these variants and the characteristics that go along with them to help you avoid attacks.

Locky Ransomware + Healthcare

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 12:19 -- Rachel Cunningham

The month of August has seen a very large increase of locky ransomware which is worrying business professionals specifically in the United States.  ‘Locky’ is the form of ransomeware that locks up and scrambles your important files and renames them with the extension .locky. The ransomeware has affected various industries, with the healthcare industry being hit the hardest.

10 Tricks for Windows 10 Users

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:47 -- Rachel Cunningham

We are about to help make your Windows 10 experience so much more exciting with a few tips and tricks that you might not know just yet. These tricks may help you unlock a whole new world of functions that can help you mold your features into exactly what you need. Disclaimer: some of these tricks require that you have updated to the new anniversary edition (which we can help you with). Have you found any awesome tricks that we don't have here? Tell us! We're dying to know!

The Delta Disaster

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 19:24 -- Rachel Cunningham

After Delta Airlines left thousands of flyers stranded Monday morning due to a power outage at their headquarters, we would like to stress the importance of having the right battery backup (UPS) solution or extensive recovery plan for your server room to avoid a complete system shutdown.

Quiz Time: Network Security

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 16:34 -- Rachel Cunningham

You may think you know the answers to basic security questions, such as, what is network security? But it is still a good idea to test your knowledge. Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) often lack the IT resources of large companies. Network security is accomplished through hardware and software and both must be constantly updated and managed to work together to prevent threats to your computer. 

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