Category Archives: Business

Cyber Attack on Business: Patient Nude Photos and Data Stolen

A cyber attack on a plastic surgery chain in Europe has that company realizing how important it was to ensure their business network and data was secure. Over 25,000 private patient photos and personal data was taken during a hack of the Lithuanian businesses servers earlier this year. According to a AP report, Police said a hacking…
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Ransomware Attack Advice

In the wake of last week's global ransomware attack, the time is now to make sure your computer operating systems are updated or upgraded. The WannaCry ransomware program spread globally very quickly. It was able to compromise computers still running the Microsoft Windows XP operating system along with versions of Windows 8 and older versions of…
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Gmail Phishing Attack

A Gmail phishing attack had users fooled for a time this week. The attack revolved around Gmail users receiving an email from a contact who was on their trusted contact list which asked them to open a Google Doc. From there they were asked to give permissions to a fake third-party Google App named "Google Docs".…
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In the event of a natural disaster, will your business survive?

Disaster planning is top of mind here in Wisconsin this week as it's Tornado & Severe Weather Awareness Week as declared by Governor Scott Walker. Wisconsin Emergency Management encourages everyone to be ready for possible tornadoes and severe weather. The state averages 23 tornadoes annually, according to the National Weather Service. In 2016 there were…
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Another Microsoft Operating System Bites the Dust

It was nice knowing you Windows Vista. After today, April 11, 2017, Microsoft no longer provides extended support for the Vista operating system. There are just under one percent of all the desktop computers running a Windows operating system which still operated on Vista. Recently I came across one of our business clients recently who still…
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Got Backup? Today is World Backup Day

This past week we worked with one of our many commercial customers. They operate a large plant and has several servers which operate equipment in their facility. They were not able to boot up a server which operated a BIG piece of equipment what was now holding up production. When we built their server several…
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It’s Pi Day!

We Geeks join our fellow geeks around the world in celebrating PI Day today (March 14th), 3-4 you know. Pi Day is named in honor of the number itself, the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, which rounds up to about 3.14 if you're an average geek. If you're a mathalete,…
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WiFi Router Security: Firmware Concerns Continue

As much as we'd like it to be, some business and home internet equipment isn't "set it and forget it" hardware because of internet security issues. WiFi routers, like computers, do need regular maintenance. WiFi routers have firmware, the permanent internal software that's programmed into the on-board memory of the router. That firmware can be exploited…
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VPN Options For Tech Devices

You're sitting in a coffee shop working on your laptop and you see others there on their laptops as well. You ask yourself, "Is anyone trying to hack my computer while I'm here?". If you aren't asking that question, you should be. The use of free public WiFi access does present security challenges. All of the…
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