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Here is an interesting security threat not many users are familiar with: Viral SSIDs

  Posted Thursday, August 25th, 2011 at 5:43 pm

An SSID is simply the name of a network. A viral SSID is an illegitimate ad-hoc or peer-to-peer network that is designed to look like a legitimate Wi-Fi hotspot… Continue reading

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Bloatware, Junkware, Adware & the like

  Posted Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011 at 9:56 pm

Just a brief reminder for all of our readers: Free software doesn’t usually come without strings attached… Continue reading

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Hidden cost of virus infections

  Posted Thursday, August 18th, 2011 at 10:39 pm

When your computer is infected with a virus, not only do you suffer from a loss of productivity… Continue reading

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Increase your password strength

  Posted Tuesday, August 16th, 2011 at 5:09 pm

We’ve talked about the importance of a strong password before, and have provided tips to strengthen your own, but we wanted to take a moment and describe what a mighty password looks like… Continue reading

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Using Technology for Emergency Preparedness: Maps

  Posted Thursday, August 11th, 2011 at 5:10 pm

Computers and technology are not only great tools for work and play; they can also command an important role in disaster planning… Continue reading

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Laptop Tip: Dim your display

  Posted Tuesday, August 9th, 2011 at 5:56 pm

Just a quick reminder for everyone, laptop displays don’t last forever… Continue reading

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Secure your information

  Posted Thursday, August 4th, 2011 at 7:06 pm

If the recent LulzSec & Anonymous headlines have taught us anything, it’s that protecting your personal information is now more important than ever… Continue reading

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Is someone stealing your website content? Probably!

  Posted Monday, August 1st, 2011 at 5:24 am

Greetings and welcome to our very first video blog post. I was doing some routine copyright infringement checking on our website this weekend and found 9 different companies who were using content stolen from my website.  The level of theft … Continue reading

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Dell Desktop & Laptop Systems Of The Week!

  Posted Monday, June 6th, 2011 at 5:36 am

Deal Of The Week – 6/5/11 Here’s a great offer for a new Dell desktop and Dell laptop. Great for home or office use! Compare these systems against the ‘$499 deal’ systems you see in the Sunday paper. Those systems … Continue reading

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Is your computer running slowly? It might be your Internet connection!

  Posted Sunday, June 5th, 2011 at 2:44 am

We frequently hear the complaint, “My computer is running slowly”. When we dig into the actual symptoms, many times we find that it’s not so much the computer that is slow, but rather the Internet connection.

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