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Still Running Windows 7? The Time to Upgrade is Now

As we explained recently, Microsoft is sunsetting its Windows 7 operating system on Jan. 14, 2020 — that’s 10 years after it was first introduced. RELATED CONTENT: WINDOWS 7 SUNSETTING FAQS If you continue to use Windows 7 after this…


Windows 7 Sunsetting FAQs

Since we first told you a few weeks ago about Microsoft’s January 14, 2020, sunsetting of its Windows 7 operating system, we’ve received a lot of questions. To help make things clearer you, we’ve decided to provide some answers to…


What Does the End of Windows 7 Mean for Your Business?

You probably have already received pop-up messages from Microsoft announcing that Windows 7 will reach its “end of life” on January 14, 2020. More than 1 billion people worldwide use Windows: a huge number of businesses and individuals will be…


Should Business Owners Pay Ransomware?

We’ve all read about ransomware attacks. When it happens to someone else, it’s easy to advise the victim not to pay up. After all, you don’t want to encourage the ransomware business model.  However, there’s a lot of debate about…


The 2019 Cyber Security Report

CISCO recently surveyed more than 3,000 security leaders in 18 countries, asking them how they were implementing cyber security best practices to protect themselves. CISCO’s 2019 CISO Benchmark Report summarizes how companies are preparing for cyber threats, how they are…


The Latest Scams: Smishing and Vishing

Scammers are developing new techniques all the time. In recent years, they’ve added smishing and vishing to the arsenal of tools that they can use to ruin your day. What are these new threats, and how do we protect ourselves…

Chicago Banking IT Company Can Ease Your Transition from Finastra

One of the world’s largest financial services technology companies, Finastra, recently began telling customers of their managed IT services, that they will no longer offer the service and will not renew current contracts. What does this mean exactly? Well, if…


The Latest IT Scams Use Your Passwords Against You

Passwords. They’ve been a keystone of IT security since the dawn of the internet.  We have rules about how many letters, numbers, and special characters we have to use in our passwords. Some websites even make us change our passwords…


Data Breaches That Impact Employees Can Impact Your Business

Video messaging app Dubsmash recently revealed was breached resulting in over 160 million records being exposed including unique email IDs, usernames and passwords.  Information is already being sold on the dark web as part of a 617 million record package…


Should I Cover My computer Webcam?

If you’re like most people, you close your bedroom curtains at night and shut your office door when you need to have a private conversation. So why are you still sitting in front of an uncovered webcam? To be fair,…

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