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Outsource Your I.T. – What are the Benefits?

Why in the world would you need to outsource your I.T.? Outsourcing doesn’t always mean what you think it does. Here are a few scenarios we see all the time, where having an outsourced I.T. team can give your business the edge. Scenario 1: You’ve got a tech-minded person in the office who is doing a great job fixing things when they break, right? They might not have been hired for that position, but things are going fine. Why change something that isn’t broken? That person who happened to know …

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Signs You Might Have an Infected Computer

Have you been wondering if it is time to get your computer in for once-over? Do you think you have an infected computer? If you are experiencing any of the below issues, you might want to consider getting that bad boy a checkup. Software crashes or malfunctions Hardware glitches Loud fans Boot failures Performance issues Slowdowns Pop-ups Running out of hard drive space New browser homepage, toolbars, unwanted website access Unusual messages Programs that start automatically Antivirus suddenly disabled Your friends/family/coworkers are getting strange emails from you Peculiar desktop icons …

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It’s Always the Season for Email Scams

‘Tis the season for a lot of things, but email scams? They always seem to be in style! A bunch of people in our office received this gem yesterday. At first glance, it looks legit! They’ve got the Discover Card logo and styling down. Links, apps, and that button for Account Details are also looking very valid, but when you take a second glance, there are some things very wrong with this email. “From” email Who is Sarah Wratten? Does she like to disco? Kidding! But you can see pretty …

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Stay Ahead of Ransomware

Ransomware is a huge threat, and attacks are increasingly capable of bypassing traditional security measures. At the same time, payloads are getting more brutal, causing severe financial consequences and massive disruption to organizations’ productivity. But why are these attacks succeeding? How does a typical infection take place? And what security systems should be in place for the best possible defense? Read this paper to find out: How security holes and ransomware advances are driving attacks The most common ransomware delivery methods Critical security features that all organizations need Nine best …

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Hate Doing Software Updates? Your Computer Could Be Vulnerable.

Most of us are aware of the primary ways our computers become vulnerable to hackers; visiting infected websites, having easy to guess passwords, opening attachments/links sent via email, but one of the most forgotten or unknown weak points of a computer is not updating your software. Software updates are something we rarely think about, but they are essential to the health and security of our network. When software manufacturers come out with updates, it is partly due to them finding weak points that hackers can use to infiltrate your computer. …

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Malicious JPG Images on Social Media Spreading Locky Ransomware

IF YOU RECEIVE AN IMAGE FILE SENT BY SOMEONE, EVEN YOUR FRIEND, ON YOUR FACEBOOK MESSENGER, LINKEDIN OR ANY OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM, DO NOT CLICK ON IT. According to thehackernews.com, a new campaign attack has begun. This one is targeting all sorts of social media! Facebook Messenger and LinkedIn have reportedly been hijacked to spread the Locky Ransomware. Booby-trapping JPG images spread the ransomware. In some cases, you don’t even have to download the picture file; the malicious program forcibly downloads to your computer. Once the malware is in your system, …

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Humans: The Last Line of Defense in Cybersecurity

In this day in age, where we all hear about is malware, ransomware, and other virus attacks businesses and individual’s get nailed with on a daily basis, human error is still the number one way hackers get into your systems. That isn’t to say that anti-virus programs and system backups aren’t important, they are still critical. After the systems in place to keep your data secure, humans are the last line of defense in this battle. That questionable email attachment, the pop up on the screen that says your computer …

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Your Data is More Valuable Than You Think

Big company or small business, your data is valuable to not only you but hackers too. Don’t ever think that your firm is “too small” to be the victim of an attack. According to a recent NY times article, sixty percent of all online attacks in 2014 targeted small and midsize businesses. That number has only been growing over the past few years. With the increase in popularity of ransomware and phishing scams, individuals and businesses at every level are more prone to be targeted. It is easy money for …

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Service for ANY Sized Business

One of the biggest misconceptions about Networks Unlimited, is that it is only for the “big guys”. In fact, our average customer is around 15-20 employees in size. No matter if your business tops well over 100 employees or it is just you, Networks Unlimited is your solution for all things technology related. We work with health care facilities, retail, manufacturing, legal offices, dental offices, financial institutions and many other types of business big and small.