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Please be aware of Covid-19 Phishing attempts

We have seen a marked increase in the number of phishing attempts as people are dealing with the impact that COVID-19 is having on our lives. Unfortunately these cyber-criminals are very active, trying to take advantage of the situation.

Specifically we have seen email phishing attempts around the following topics:

3 Ways VoIP can help organizations get through the COVID-19 pandemic

In this time of uncertainty brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, communication is more important than ever. Organizations in all sectors are struggling to stay connected with their remote workforces, as well as clients and partners who need assistance. Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephony offers the perfect solution. Aside from ensuring good communication, VoIP […]

Windows 7 EOL mayhem: Tales from around the web

Despite the advanced notice that Microsoft was to end its extended support for Windows 7 operating system (OS) on January 14, 2020, many businesses still choose to stick with it. Their reasons for doing so can range from the practical (no money to upgrade the computer to run a newer OS) to the potentially dangerous (“it’s working okay, so why should I change it?”)

It’s easy to procrastinate if things are working as they always have, but the reality is that businesses around the world began to see and experience unexpected, and sometimes unexplained, effects of the end of support on their Windows 7 machines.

Cloud use surges during COVID-19 pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads to more nations worldwide, millions of businesses turn to the internet as their employees are forced to work from home. Is the World Wide Web ready for the sudden increase in demand for cloud-based services? Even before the pandemic, many companies were already turning to online productivity and collaboration tools […]

COVID-19’s huge impact on businesses

The coronavirus pandemic is affecting individuals and businesses worldwide. As COVID-19 continues to spread, the private and public sectors are exerting great efforts to cope with present and future challenges. This includes leveraging technology resources. Here are some of the ways the pandemic will impact technology use. Increased reliance on communications technology The need for […]

Work remotely, effectively with Microsoft Teams

With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing employees to work from home, you and your staff can take advantage of Microsoft Teams to stay productive. Microsoft recently enhanced this already powerful tool’s capabilities, making it easier for more people to take advantage of its advanced features. What is Microsoft Teams? Microsoft Teams combines workplace chat, video conferencing, […]

Why autocomplete passwords are risky

Many people use auto-fill passwords for their convenience. What you might not know is that hackers and advertisers can use them to get access to websites and other applications and gather sensitive information. Learn more about the risks of using autocomplete passwords. Why auto-fill passwords are so dangerous Certain web browsers have integrated features that […]

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