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Explaining the Router

Explaining the Router

The more that society relies on mobile devices and portable computers to work, the more organizations have to contemplate how to manage their wireless network. The router is the piece of hardware that makes the wireless network feasible. Let's examine the router and how its configuration can dictate the strength, reliability, and security of your organization's wireless network.

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Will the CLOUD Act Impact Your Privacy?

Will the CLOUD Act Impact Your Privacy?

March 23rd, 2018, was the date when the United States Congress passed another spending bill that could reduce individual privacy protection all over the globe. This bill included a provision called the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data (or CLOUD) Act, which makes modifications to the Stored Communications Act of 1986 and supplies unelected American officials a significant amount of power over digital privacy rights.

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Some of the Best Methods to Protect Your Mobile Device From Unauthorized Use

Some of the Best Methods to Protect Your Mobile Device From Unauthorized Use

As smartphones have grown smarter, they have become stuffed with more data that needs to be kept private for the owner’s security and safety. Thus, it's fortunate that there are also more ways to protect a smartphone against unauthorized use. Below let's look at some of the best types of authentication for your mobile device.

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Be Aware of Fake Apps in the Google Play Store

Be Aware of Fake Apps in the Google Play Store

Mobile devices have many, many uses, all of which allow users to get the most out of them. But what if all of your attempts at locating the best applications just lead to finding a fraudulent app on the Google Play Store? The truth is that the Google Play Store has its share of malware available for download in all kinds of disguises. Let's go over a couple of tips to help you avoid installing them to begin with.

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Three Warnings Signs of a Malicious Email Attack

Three Warnings Signs of a Malicious Email Attack

Email is usually promoted as a favorite medium for iniating cyberattacks against organizations and individuals. Why? Because it’s easy to hide the true intent behind an email attack within its contents, whether they are embedded images in the message itself, or links to external sources. How can you be absolutely certain that the links in your email inbox are legitimate and secure?

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What You Need to Know When Switching Away From the IPhone

What You Need to Know When Switching Away From the IPhone

Learning how to utilize a new technology can be difficult. If you’ve been a committed Apple customer  but are now considering switching to Android, you should know that simple differences between the two platforms can be disorienting. Let's go over some information you need to know when switching away from the iPhone.

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Explaining Virtualization

Explaining Virtualization

Do you know what the term 'Virtualization' actually means? Today, let's explain and take a look at this method of computing.

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Is Your Business Prepared for Evolving Cyber Threats?

Is Your Business Prepared for Evolving Cyber Threats?

Security is an aspect of business that is constantly adapting and progressing. What worked ten years, or even two years ago may not be relevant in our modern security environment. What are some of the significant changes that your business can expect to see in the coming years? 

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Your Business Needs to be Very Cognizant About Ransomware

Your Business Needs to be Very Cognizant About Ransomware

In 2017, ransomware became an immense risk for businesses, so when discussing how diabolical actors will be leveraging new ransomware streams in 2018, you have to do so with urgency. Let's take a look at ransomware and some trends you have to be very aware of going forward.

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3 Methods to Accelerate Your Boot Time

3 Methods to Accelerate Your Boot Time

Your time is precious; you most likely don’t have enough to squander on waiting for your Windows operating system to boot up. Here are three methods to accelerate your Windows 10 boot time.

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When It Comes to Data Breaches, It's Not About 'If', It's About 'When'

When It Comes to Data Breaches, It's Not About 'If', It's About 'When'

As if the initial revelation of Equifax’s 2017 data exposure wasn’t terrible enough, it has now been reported that there are even more victims than we initially believed. While news like this is obviously never positive, it can produce a silver lining if the opportunities that said news presents are taken advantage of.

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Patches and Updates are Vital to Your Infrastructure’s Security

Patches and Updates are Vital to Your Infrastructure’s Security

When you acquire a new device, you’re not just getting the physical device and whatever software is installed on it. You’re also getting any patches and updates that the manufacturer and software developers release. Nonetheless, many users neglect to incorporate these crucial improvements. Allow us to explain why patches and updates are so imperative.

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A Detailed Explanation of Proxy Servers

A Detailed Explanation of Proxy Servers

Proxy server is a 'tech term' that is often used, yet it is still not understood by a majority of people. Let's describe what a proxy server is, and why businesses like yours utilize them.

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IT Security Best Practices in the Workplace

IT Security Best Practices in the Workplace

Below is a guide created to be utilized by business owners and office managers as an educational resource to establish basic IT security best practices in the workplace. Feel free to print it out and post it in common areas.

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How to Identify a Malicious Link

How to Identify a Malicious Link

The Internet is infamous for being full of threats, most of which are hidden behind links that appear innocent or harmless. In order to go about business safely, you need to be able to recognize which links you should click on, and which links you should avoid.

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Be Aware of the Dangers of Spam

Be Aware of the Dangers of Spam

You certainly don’t need anyone to tell you that it’s very dangerous to give out information to just anyone that contacts your organization. This is imperative to keep in mind, especially considering how the majority of threats these days can be sent through email. You’ll probably come across situations where you need to consider whether or not to click on attachments, as you could potentially put your business at risk.

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How to Reduce the Risk of Utilizing Public Wi-Fi

How to Reduce the Risk of Utilizing Public Wi-Fi

There will probably be a moment during your life where you absolutely require Wi-Fi and the only option will be a public connection. This may be problematic because a public Wi-Fi connection is far from secure for business purposes. A method to increase productivity without compromising security is needed for every business that has employees (especially employees working remotely), but what’s the best way to do it?

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Realize How Important Antivirus Solutions Are

Realize How Important Antivirus Solutions Are

Does your organization need an antivirus solution to prevent threats from accessing your network? It’s a simple question with a simple answer, but some businesses still don’t realize the importance of having antivirus software on their computers. They might think they are immune, but cybercriminals know better; it’s glaringly obvious in the face of a data loss incident that hindsight is 20/20.

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Explaining the Tech Terms HTML and Plain Text

Explaining the Tech Terms HTML and Plain Text

Throughout your time spent on computers, you've most likely heard the phrase “plain text” and the acronym “HTML” mentioned. If you don't know what these statements refer to, Macro Systems is here to help. Let's examine both HTML and plain text to produce a better understanding of these tech terms.

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How to Identify a Phishing Attack

How to Identify a Phishing Attack

Cybercriminals are constantly looking for new and creative methods to steal data and information from businesses. While spam has been around for a while, phishing emails have increased in popularity because they are more effective at achieving the desired endgame. How can you ensure that phishing scams don’t harm your business in the future?

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