The threat of distributed spam distraction

You wouldn’t think that cybercriminals would carry out their nefarious schemes in plain sight — except that they do and you’ve probably already fallen victim to them. Learn all about a scheme called distributed spam distraction (DSD) and how malicious actors are using it to steal valuable information from their victims. What is DSD? DSD […]

Malware removal tips for Android devices

Because the Android operating system is open source, it’s easy for programmers to customize it and develop apps for it. But its main strength is also a weakness — criminals can easily access programming codes, find vulnerabilities, and distribute malware through Android apps. Fortunately, there are ways to rid your Android devices of malware should […]

How to connect an external monitor to your Mac

Remote work arrangements have become the new norm for many employees. If you’ve been working from home using your Apple desktop or laptop without a second monitor, here’s some good news: you have several options for external monitors — including your TV. First, check what displays your Mac device supports by doing the following: Click […]

5 Ways to optimize your new laptop

So you’ve just unboxed your brand new laptop — what do you do next? Before you start using it to surf the internet or finish your tasks for the day, take these steps to optimize its performance and ensure it meets your needs. 1. Update your laptop’s operating system One of the first things you […]

How to deal with common VoIP problems

When it comes to saving money for small businesses, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is a good solution. But not all VoIP systems are built the same. So when you’re ready to use this technology for your business, beware of these common VoIP pitfalls. Any of these VoIP issues can tarnish your company’s reputation and […]

Use Gmail with ease with these 5 tips

Gmail’s email management interface is a crowd favorite, owing to its pleasant aesthetics and intuitive design. But did you know that you can still take your Gmail experience up a notch? Try the following tricks. Undo Send In the fast-paced world of business, mistakes happen. And because everybody deserves a second chance at writing that […]

Ignore these outdated disaster recovery myths

Disaster recovery (DR) used to be an expensive solution that relied predominantly on tape backups. Today, cloud computing has dramatically changed the DR landscape, affording even small- and medium-sized businesses cheaper and more reliable DR solutions. Unfortunately, there are still a number of misconceptions about DR. Here are three myths that no longer apply. Myth […]

It’s time to rethink your password strategy

In 2003, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) stated that strong passwords should consist of upper- and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols. Recently, however, the institute reversed its stance. Find out why and learn what their new recommendations are for creating strong passwords. The problem The issue isn’t that the NIST advised people […]

Are you HIPAA-compliant? 4 Things to look into

Medical records are extremely private and their exposure could lead to negative consequences such as social stigma and job discrimination. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) protects this information and grants patients the right to view their own health information so that they can enjoy more control over their care. Healthcare practices must […]