There has been a lot of activity on the internet where people are being scammed out of their money. Now this is nothing new and every year, there are new attacks coming out. Do you remember the Nigerian Prince? He was willing to transfer millions of dollars into your account to secure his freedom. Once collected and transferred, he would share a portion with the kind hearted person willing to help out? What happened is instead, thousands of people fell victim to having bank accounts cleared out with hardly a trace to recover lost funds. Nowadays, it is the Tech Support Scam. You surf online when a warning comes up that your computer is infected with a virus and that you should call [...]
We are in the peak of the Hurricane season here in the south east so it’s important that everyone is paying special attention to the technology equipment in our homes and businesses.
Hurricane Watch (36-24 hours prior to landfall)
During this period you should begin preparing all non-essential equipment and infrastructure including all PC’s, printers and monitors. All software manuals and technology should be stored away from windows and as far away from the floor as possible ideally in a sealed weatherproof container or safe. Run a final backup on all servers prior to shutting them down. Keep in mind – backups can take several hours to complete so [...]
With the advent of computers and the internet comes a new territory for bad people to attack. Now, more than ever, protecting our identity and personal information is of the utmost importance. This is a reminder article on ways you can protect you and your information from being intercepted.
Use Complex Passwords
This is one rule I think we are all guilty of not following. We have to remember more passwords then ever before. Oftentimes, if your account is hacked, it’s because someone has worked out what your password is. There are huge lists of passwords that are distributed for the world to download and use to crack a password. If you have difficulty remembering [...]
There are many reasons for a business to get a server in place but let’s first discuss the types of servers available and which one is right for you.
The Cloud Server
We live in a day and age where most everything we do can be hosted off-site. There are several benefits to this method. Placing your server in the cloud reduces upfront costs associated with the hardware and the costs to keep it running (electricity, ISP costs, cooling, etc.). It will require a stable internet connection to achieve. Other benefits include the following:
Stability and cost ratio performance
They don’t suffer from the usual server hardware problems and are priced [...]