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You May Be Forced to Work in Alternating Shifts

The global pandemic we’re facing has forced us to change the way we live our lives, run our businesses, and interact with one another. Now, more than ever before, having a reliable IT network that is secure and capable of remote access is the key between staying open for business or closing for good.

What the FBI’s Latest Cybercrime Report Means for Your Business

Your conference calls have eavesdroppers

If you've been relying on tools like Skype, Zoom, or even Microsoft Teams, there's a chance that your private conversations may not be as private as you thought. A recent report by the FBI has shown that cybercriminal attacks have increased to 4,000 reported incidents a day (up from 1,000 reports a day before the lockdown). These attacks range from complex ones such as locking you out of your network and forcing you to pay a ransom, to simpler ones such as listening in on your private conferences and stealing any sensitive information that gets discussed.

What you need to know about HTTPS

Most people don’t question the padlock icon that sometimes appears in their web browser’s address bar. If you’re one of those who didn’t know, it’s a security feature that authenticates websites and protects the information users submit to them. Another indicator you’re in a secure site is the HTTP before the site’s URL. But why […]

How MSPs are helping businesses navigate the challenges of COVID-19

IT services are more critical than ever before, proving their value in the face of a health crisis and the abrupt shift to remote working. Here are some ways managed IT services providers (MSPs) are helping small companies leverage technology to support their remote teams and go about business as usual. Providing infrastructure and service […]

Is Windows 10 blocking the latest update on your PC?

May 2020 Update, the newest iteration of Windows 10, has been released to the public. However, some systems were found to be having some issues with the latest version, prompting Microsoft to block its installation on some devices. If your PCs are affected, here’s what you need to do. Known issues The update block is […]

New Android malware detected!

If you have an Android device, be careful! An exceptionally dangerous Android malware known as DEFENSOR ID is currently making the rounds in the Google Play Store. The malware exploits the Accessibility Services in an Android device to evade detection by traditional security measures. This threat can put your data and business in jeopardy, so […]

Defending Yourself Against State-Sponsored Cybercrime

FBI Reports on Cybercriminal Trends

A recent statement released on fbi.gov addresses how Beijing has been connected to several recent cyberattacks on United States businesses. Additionally, they detail how the CCP employs an intelligence collection strategy of employing hackers to gather as much information of foreign intellectual property, banking information, and other forms of personal data.

Spotty home Wi-Fi? Try wireless repeaters and access points

Residential Wi-Fi connections are slower and less reliable than enterprise-grade ones. But now that more people have shifted to remote work, having a fast and stable wireless connection at home is more important than ever. What can you do to ensure you don’t suffer dropped Wi-Fi signals while you’re in a videoconference or finishing up […]

VoIP and VoLTE: How they differ from each other

It’s most likely you’re using Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephony in your office. VoIP allows you to do conference calls, send instant messages, play music while a caller is on hold, line up callers on an automatic queuing system, and many more. However, there’s a new technology called Voice over Long-Term Evolution (VoLTE), and […]