2-factor authentication helps protect your identity. You should deploy 2-factor authentication. This increases your security and reduces your chances of becoming an identity theft victim. Most services encourage 2-factor authentication and let you deploy it at no additional cost. How it looks in real life. Daphne runs a dental office in Folsom, CA. ...
July 18, 2017Mark Anthony Germanos
What Traffic Ticket Phishing looks like. Although this happened in New York, this phishing attack could very easily happen in any state. Online reporter Doug Olenick at SC Media revealed a press release from the NY State Department of Motor Vehicles warning about a phishing scam. The phishing scam targets New ...
June 15, 2017Mark Anthony Germanos
Microsoft certified technicians help keep your business in business. As you review candidates to be your outsourced IT support company, ask for those who are Microsoft Certified. Why? Because they make great consultants. They drive fast time-to-value, onboard quickly and responding to challenges confidently....
June 6, 2017Mark Anthony Germanos
Wannacry, the worst ransomware in history, is preventable. Last week, the Wannacry ransomware infected 200,000 computers. It started infecting Britain's hospitals. We soon learned it was international. A client asked me about it. How to get infected. Here's what I wrote:...
May 18, 2017Mark Anthony Germanos
BitLocker = ? I am glad you asked. BitLocker is Microsoft's hard drive encrypting tool. You enable it on the hard drives residing in your computer or on external drives you attach with a USB cable. This is included in Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows 10 Professional. There is no cost. I am ...
May 7, 2017Mark Anthony Germanos
Test your backups. You're running a business. You have mission-critical data on your server and workstations. This includes trade secrets, client data and financial information. You backup your data to protect you in case an emergency struck. You know the backups work and your mission-critical data is safe, offsite. Or do you? This ...
May 5, 2017Mark Anthony Germanos
Do you need to find your WIFI password? If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me to find their WIFI password (encryption key) and type it into a new notebook, phone or tablet, I could afford to live in California. OK, OK, OK, I do live in California. Nuf said. This does, ...
April 27, 2017Mark Anthony Germanos
ZIP files when you need to keep them together. Windows lets you ZIP files. A ZIP file is a file that contains other files. The ZIPping process also compresses the files it contains. If you want to send four files at 3 MB each, you're looking at 12 MB in sum. Adding ...
April 25, 2017Mark Anthony Germanos
Solid State Drives work for you. Solid State Drives are computer hard drives that have no moving parts. Therefore, they make the computer run faster, generate less heat and last longer. How one can help your business....
April 23, 2017Mark Anthony Germanos
How can you save money? Maybe I should answer this "how do I save money" question with a story. My first client was a highly respected professor. He did not practice preventative maintenance and he did not save money in this episode. He bought a new Lexis ...
April 20, 2017Mark Anthony Germanos