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  “Don’t talk to strangers!” Every child in the country has probably heard this phrase at least half a dozen times, but for some reason we seem to forget about it when it is over the phone or online. Which is precisely how phone and internet phishing scams work. For example the Microsoft Support scam; […]

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Jul 14th, 2014 | Filed under Indianapolis IT support

    In terms of securing anything it is important to make sure that all bases are covered; this remains especially true for networks in the business setting and elsewhere. When it comes to “attacks” on networks there are several different aspects that need to be considered; Malware, Viruses, Spyware, and Phishing, all things that […]

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Jun 10th, 2014 | Filed under Indianapolis IT support

I’ve observed an acute increase in website and business hacks stories in recent weeks from sites I follow and even main stream media (MSM) outlets like CNN, FoxNews, etc.  Why?  Is it truly an insight into the computer security landscape evolving or maybe something simpler like an increased availability of sophisticated exploit tools that low […]

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Jun 15th, 2011 | Filed under Indianapolis IT support

Do small businesses need to focus on computer and network security?  Many think that only large organizations, such as Sony or CitiBank (see ** below), that boast about secure networks and taunt underground hacker organizations need to worry about network and computer security, right…? But what about the rest of businesses, the ones that are […]

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Jun 12th, 2011 | Filed under Indianapolis IT support

There it is, the 800 lb gorilla is waiting. No one wants to talk about Mac security because they’ve been told and sold that Mac users don’t need to worry about viruses and other security issues like Windows users. Macs were considered safe because of the low number of devices out there compared to PCs. […]

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May 25th, 2011 | Filed under Indianapolis IT support

With the recent earthquake in Japan security researchers are warning against many related scams and potential threats.  Based on similar recent disasters, such as the earthquake in Haiti and Hurricane Katrina it is important to be sure where you view information about the earthquake on the Internet and contribute money to relief efforts.  Results in […]

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Mar 11th, 2011 | Filed under Indianapolis IT support

In years past, if you said you had a virus on your computer it was almost implied that you had been perusing the “bad” areas of the Internet.  It was assumed, and many still assume, only porn sites could deliver viruses to computers.  That is certainly not the case anymore, and has not been true […]

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Dec 13th, 2010 | Filed under Indianapolis IT support

Everyone knows that it is important to backup their servers, computers and other important business data.  I wonder then, why is it that so many businesses don’t do it or do it incorrectly?  I think it is a lack of understanding from both the business and technology side that combine so often with tragic results. […]

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Oct 14th, 2010 | Filed under Indianapolis IT support

Most invalid emails purporting to be from banks requesting account information are blocked by spam filters and anti-virus scanners.  This one, Important Issues Concerning Your Online Account, supposedly from Bank of America Alerts (onlp.ert@ealerts.bankofamerica.com) is an example of spam phising for your bank account information.  Cyber thieves are smart; what better time is there to […]

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Dec 21st, 2009 | Filed under Indianapolis IT support

In the Art of War, Tsung Tzu stated something to the affect of, “If you know both yourself and your enemy, you can win a hundred battles without a single loss.” As a business executive, CIO or business owner do you know where most threats are coming from that target business networks, computers and users? […]

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Sep 5th, 2009 | Filed under Indianapolis IT support