Archive for the Security Category

Cryptolocker Ransomware: What You Need To Know

Cryptolocker Ransomware: What You Need To Know

CryptoLocker is a ransomware trojan which targets computers running Microsoft Windows. It first surfaced in September 2013. It is one of the nastiest viruses to hit in some time. The severity is high. A CryptoLocker attack may come from various sources; one such is disguised as a […]

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Backing up to the ‘cloud’

Backing up to the ‘cloud’

Online Backup systems have become increasingly popular in recent years and appear to be the answer to many common problems with traditional backup systems. Until recently, companies would utilize some sort of hardware solution, generally a tape drive for larger companies, and smaller companies often use portable […]

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7 Reasons Businesses Don’t Back Up Their Data

7 Reasons Businesses Don’t Back Up Their Data

Our computers are a bigger part of life than ever before. We shop, work and play using our computers. They’ve replaced stereos, encyclopedias, even the mailman. They’ve become journals, photo albums and canvases for our art. But computers aren’t perfect. Files become corrupt, viruses infect our systems […]

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Web Filtering

Web Filtering

How are your employees using their time at work? Are you concerned that employees may be using the Internet for non-work-related surfing that can pose security threats, such as viruses, to your company network and reduce productivity? What is web filtering? Web filtering is a security solution […]

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Data Recovery

Data Recovery

There is nothing worse than the feeling you get in your gut when your computer screen goes black and shuts down. When you start your computer back up the black screen comes up and with white writing flashes ERROR across the monitor. Suddenly you panic and you […]

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Website Security

Website Security

Browsing the internet can be a very dangerous place. Every day you hear about groups or people who somehow manage to get individuals personal information. It makes you wonder how secure your web browsing can be. It makes you ask questions when you are checking bank accounts […]

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Protecting Vital Company Information – Security Audit

Protecting Vital Company Information – Security Audit

In today’s world people want easy access to their business information. Some of this information will be considered sensitive therefore it is important to properly secure access to only those that should have access. A security audit is really the final step in the implementation of your […]

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Password Protection for User Accounts

Password Protection for User Accounts

If your computer is used in a multi-user environment, such as a workplace, home, or shared dorm-room, you may want to consider password protecting your user account. For most users, privacy is essential – which is why assigning a password to your computer’s user-account is an excellent […]

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Home Security and the Internet

Home Security and the Internet

Some people live with the illusion that they have protected their home networks from internet attacks by purchasing a firewall.  Manufacturers even promote this by identifying their products as firewalls. Sadly, most users are not protected by a firewall, but by the simple router.  What’s the difference […]

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Kelowna System Backup – Strategies for Data Loss

Kelowna System Backup – Strategies for Data Loss

Have you ever lost pictures, documents, downloaded music, or data? If so, you know all too well the frustration of data loss. To avoid this frustrating experience, one needs to consider a data backup strategy. In June of 2006, the New York Times reported on a Microsoft […]

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