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Microsoft Will Stop Protecting Windows 7 on January 14, 2020

Windows 7 computers will still run, your anti-virus will still work, as will your other programs. But you are taking a significant risk because Microsoft will no longer provide security updates that help keep attackers out of your network.

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When You Buy New Wi-Fi devices, be Sure they Support Wi-Fi Version 6

Wi-Fi technology is always changing. When you buy new Wi-Fi equipment, be sure to ask if there is a Wi-Fi version 6 option available. You will increase speed, security, and help futureproof your investment. Wi-Fi version 6 will become the new standard for several reasons:

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How to Stop the Annoying Phone Calls

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How to Best Protect Your Mobile Devices

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Tesla Will Give a Car to a Hacker if they can Break In

Hackers will compete for prizes from Tesla. In addition to the first winner who gets the car, Tesla also pays… $250,000 if they can hack the autopilot$100,000 if they can hack the modem or tuner$100,000 if they can hack the key fob or phone-as-a-key Microsoft, VMWare, and other companies are offering big prizes to someone […]

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773 Million Passwords Exposed – Were You Exposed?

Today Troy Hunt announced that a collection of 773 million usernames and passwords were released. This release of passwords, dubbed Collection #1, contains usernames and passwords

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Attackers are Targeting High Net Worth Individuals

An experienced high-level executive shared his concern about how attackers are investing more time targeting high net worth individuals.

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Happy Computer Security Day!

November 30th is Computer Security Day. Today is a great day to remind your team members to continue to be extra vigilant as they watch for spam email messages. 

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You Might Stop Receiving Essential Email Messages, and What to Do About It

If someone ever impersonates you via email, you may stop receiving legitimate email messages too. Computers belonging to people who received a fake email message may automatically send all new messages to the phony address instead of yours. Senders don’t realize what is happening, and you stop receiving essential email messages.

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Stealing Tesla Cars, and Stealing Your Network with Agent Tesla

The 3 minute Tesla car stealing video is fun, and keep reading the next paragraph about your organization’s security too.

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