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Cyberthreats and the finance sector

Despite efforts to remain secure, financial services make up 35% of all data breaches, earning the unfortunate title of most breached sector. It provides multiple avenues for cybercriminals to monetize their skills through extortion, theft, and fraud.

Think twice about selling or donating a Mac

Well over half of Americans save account passwords to an application or web browser, and at least as many also store private documents on their computers. That’s fine for people who take active measures to protect their data, but if you give away a computer, you surrender all control.

How to minimize Wi-Fi hiccups

You’ve invested in Wi-Fi routers so you can access emails, collaborate in real time, browse Facebook, and watch YouTube videos at blistering speeds. But when your Wi-Fi refuses to work the way it should, the frustration sets in and you begin to contemplate smashing your router into pieces.

Why is HTTPS important?

Are you an avid online shopper? Have you noticed if each payment page has HTTPS in its URL lead-up? If you’re not absolutely sure, you might be a prime target for identity theft. Here's why you should make sure that the websites you browse for shopping have a little padlock icon on them in the URL bar.

Lessons from a disaster recovery plan audit

You may think you know all about disaster recovery plans (DRP) from attending conferences or reading up on the subject. But one of the best ways to learn is by example, and the following real-life case offers valuable lessons. Learn about the DPR audit of a state government office and the knowledge gained from it.

How to transfer files from Android via USB cable

Maybe you ran out of phone memory so you need to transfer files from your mobile to your hard drive, or maybe you need a bigger screen to work on something and your computer provides that, or maybe you just really like reading how-to articles. Whatever brought you to this page, here’s how to transfer files from your Android to your computer.

Will virtual containers change IT?

Virtual containers are changing the way business IT design and support are carried out, just like virtualization technology did a few years ago. If your small business could benefit from reduced computer hardware costs and increased workplace efficiency, it’s time to learn more about containers.

Premise-based or cloud-hosted VoIP?

You want to take advantage of VoIP phone systems. But before you abandon your traditional phone system, you need to know which deployment method is best for your business. Should it be cloud-hosted or on-premises?

Installation and maintenance
On-premises VoIP phone systems are installed in your office and typically managed and maintained by your own personnel.

Groups, Yammer, and Teams: What are they?

Yammer, Outlook Groups, and Microsoft Teams have plenty in common. They’re all Office 365 tools designed for sharing files and communicating with colleagues. So what differentiates each from the other and when should you use them? Let’s take a quick look.

Recover your privacy in Windows 10

Windows 10 is slowly becoming the operating system of choice because of its improvements over past versions. But it isn't perfect, as many users have complained about its intrusive default privacy settings. Reclaim your privacy with these tips on disabling its nosy settings.