Phishing Scams Becoming More Sophisticated

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In a world where it seems very little is sacred and next to nothing can be trusted, protecting yourself against phishing scams just got tougher. The bad guys are becoming increasingly clever and the days of easily spotting a scam due to “bad Engrish” and bogus-looking emails are all but completely gone. Here’s the latest… Read more »

Strategies for Safe Computing in an Increasingly Dangerous World

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Ransomware, KRACKS exploit, Bitcoin miners, Meltdown and Spectre…  Yikes!  It’s getting downright scary out there!  I have an idea though: let’s encase each and every computer in concrete and bury them thirty-nine and a half feet down under the ground.  The chances of being compromised then drop below 1%, but not zero… All kidding aside,… Read more »

Online protection and the Autofill tool

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If you are like most people, you do an awful lot of online shopping compared to even a couple of years ago.  Moreover, one little seemingly innocuous tool has probably made life easier for you to buy plane tickets or get seats at the big game (do we have any of those in Vancouver anymore?). … Read more »

This just in – your password sucks!

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Does your security include passwords that have eight characters, begin with a capital letter, end with a number, and have a special character? Congrats! You are still easy pickins! Yup – believe it or not, your password sucks. It’s not your fault. You’ve been conditioned to use weenie passwords. All the websites advocate it. They… Read more »

The Truth About Cloud Services

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Is your business leveraging the cloud in the most efficient and least costly way possible that delivers simultaneous value to your clients and your company?  For a moment, let’s dismiss the details of what those services might be and focus more along the lines of the business drivers that guide IT infrastructure decisions. Cost Most… Read more »

Demonstrating Value in Managed IT Services

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“There is no value until the client perceives there is value” I have used this statement in at least one of my recent blogs. But it could just as easily be stated:” One man’s junk is another man’s treasure” (or one man’s treasure is another man’s junk) because essentially, they mean the same thing. The… Read more »