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The Nigerian email scam

This is one of the all-time email scam. The Federal Trade Commission’s website states that: So-called “Nigerian” email scams are characterized by convincing sob stories, unfailingly polite language, and promise of a big payoff. The email looks genuine and official. I was told most people are smart but statistically one in ten people fall victim […]

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CryptoWall: What is it and how you can protect your network

Yesterday morning , we were at a potential customer ‘s clinic discussing about CryptoWall and how it can destroy and wipe out his data? Here are my notes from our conversation: So, what is CryptoWall. It is a Trojan horse. It involves encrypting the files of infected computers in an effort to extract money for […]

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Zip or Unzip a File or Folder in Windows 7

Does it take forever to send attached files in your email? If it does, here is our suggestion. Windows 7 has a built-in program that allows a file or folder to be compressed. This would allow the file or folder to be sent via email or put on a server faster. This way, we can […]

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The best ways to prevent malware for small business

Here are some of the best ways to protect your company from malware: 1) Keep anti-virus and anti-malware up-to-date. Sure, almost all companies have this software in place in one capacity or another. But is it being updated on a continual, consistent basis? Your protection is only as good as your maintenance. 2) Keep your […]

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Don’t Fall for Fake Security Alert

Recently there has been an upswing in the number of “Fake Security Alert” messages popping up as people surf the Internet. These messages will say: Your computer is too slow, has been infected by a virus, requires an update or already has been infected with Trojans and other Malware. They are ALL false warnings, designed […]

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Can lost data be recovered?

It happens to almost everyone. No matter how careful you try to be, you will accidently delete your important files. The good news is, there’s at least a chance to get your badly needed data back. Here’s how. Is It Really Gone? Right away, you should search your entire computer for the file you think […]

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Idaho State University to pay HHS $400K after data breach of 17,500 patients.

Did you know that Idaho State University (ISU) was fined by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for $400K after their network system exposed the personal information of 17,500 patients.? Ouch…that hurts. This happen in August 2011 where one of ISU medical clinic disabled firewall maintained by the university. ISU was not fined […]

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LCD vs LED and OLED

Once upon a time in a galaxy far far away, the TV set in your house was a Cathode Ray Tube. This was a big, thick TV tube in a cabinet that had in it such things as vacuum tubes (can you imagine?). From the Thirties thru the Fifties all broadcasts were in Black and […]