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News Bytes – August

Equifax Fined $575M for Data Breach Equifax has reached an agreement with the Federal Trade Commission and additional federal and state regulators on the penalties that will be leveraged in the aftermath of the 2017 major information breach. The deal, which comes two years after Equifax leaked sensitive customer information, will see the company pay …

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Question of the Month – June

Question: What’s the Danger with Encrypted Malware Files? Answer: After ransomware attacks, some computer users may be keeping encrypted malware files on their systems. Certain bugs were used to attack hard drives and encrypt photographs and documents, demanding a ransom to unlock the encrypted files. Users have sometimes refused to pay the ransom (quite rightly, …

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Why You Need to Prepare For Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008 End Of Life

All good things must come to an end, including the business software that you have likely been using for years. In the tech field, we call this End of Life. This basically means that the developer will no longer issue security updates, fix bugs and flaws, or offer support. And now its Windows 7 and Windows …

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News Bytes – May

$2000 for a failing phone? The new Samsung Galaxy Fold, which was supposed to introduce ground-breaking new foldable smartphone technology, is beset with problems after claims from reviewers and early adopters that the technology is easy to break. There have been reports of dirt getting into the device’s hinge, damaging the screen display, of the …

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News Bytes – April

Facebook and Google Conned out of $121 Million Lithuanian Evaldas Rimasauskas has recently admitted conning Facebook and Google into sending him over $100 million. Pleading guilty to one count of wire fraud, Rimasauskas will forfeit $49.7 million. Working with unknown co-conspirators, the man is said to have assisted a fake email campaign targeting Facebook and …

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Getting on Top of the Cloud

Cloud technology should be an advantage, not a hindrance. Despite this, many firms are suffering from sky-high cloud resource management costs. What’s worse? These costs are unnecessary. With a strong cloud resource management strategy, your firm could save a significant sum. According to industry experts, the average business spends 35% more than it should on …

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News Bytes – July

Facebook’s Fight against Fake News Facebook has just announced new initiatives to prevent the dissemination of fake news on its platform. In addition to using technological devices and human input to recognize and delete counterfeit accounts, they will be employing fact checkers and educating users on how to identify fake news. Facebook’s program will also …

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The 4 Azure Options for Implementing Single Sign-On

A wide range of options are available for those looking to employ a Single Sign-on (SSO) in Azure. Here’s an overview of the options that are currently available: Cloud-only Passwords Without SSO With this option, SSO’s are not used: Office365 accounts login independent of the local Active Directory. This option is quick to implement, allows …

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News Bytes – May

New Facebook Community Standards Announced Facebook has finally shared the rules it applies to determine whether to ban posts. Here’s a list of the things that will lead to removal: Credible violence: Threats of violence will be taken down if they are “credible.” Instructions on how to make and use weapons will also be removed. …

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