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Mar
18
Non-financial blockchain solutions


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Despite internet connections that deliver information to the other side of the globe in milliseconds, countless industries still rely on slow and inefficient middlemen to complete transactions. From supply chain management to hi-tech contracts, blockchain isn’t just about money, it’s about an entirely new way to do business. Just look at our examples.



What is blockchain?


Blockchain, like the cloud, is more of a concept than a specific piece of software or hardware. It’s the idea that if you store a spreadsheet or ledger on a hundred different computers -- each of which receive automatic and encrypted updates -- it’s nearly impossible to create a fraudulent entry. If so...


Mar
18
Protect your Facebook data with these 3 steps

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Facebook users woke up to a nightmare when they heard that the social media giant and associated app developers were selling their sensitive data to companies, like Cambridge Analytica, without their consent. So if you're concerned about being one of the 50 million users whose data have already been sold, you should check out the following 3 tips.


Download your Facebook data


The thought of a complete stranger going through your account is pretty disturbing. Yet, you’re probably curious about the amount of information you uploaded to your social media sites over the years. Fortunately, Facebook allows you to download a copy of all your data. You simply have to log in to its web version a...


Mar
18
Gearing up for phising scams in tax season

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Paying and filing taxes is already annoying without the threat of refund fraud or identity theft. But phishing schemes, especially during tax season, have become so widespread that you’ve probably already received spoofed emails or calls during the last few years. To maintain the security of your business, you and your employees need to be extra cautious with the emails you receive at tax time.


Phishing baits to watch out for


Phishing attacks often consist of fabricated or compromised emails sent to finance/payroll or human resources employees that are made to look like they're from an executive in your company. The message might contain a request to forward employee records, including t...


Mar
18
Chrome users panic as new scam spreads


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During the previous quarter, fake Chrome notifications urging users to dial a tech support number have grown dramatically. Research reveals that this tech support scam could possibly use an Application Programming Interface (API) to freeze the browser, convincing the user to get in touch with the support line and share their credit card details.


The End Game


The scam works by displaying an error message indicating a bogus security breach incident that renders a browser unusable. These scammers capitalize on the fact that a serious crash can't be solved by simply closing the site, thereby sending the users into a panic. This encourages them to dial the number listed on the warning message.


On t...


Mar
18
How to leverage social media effectively

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Have you decided to build up your web presence and attract new customers using social media? Here are five tips on how small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) can turn likes into dollars.


#1. Choose the right platform


Between Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn to choose from, you may be tempted to sign up for more social media accounts than you’re ready to manage. It may not seem like much at first, but you'd be surprised by how quickly you can be overwhelmed by statuses, commenting on existing posts, and answering inquiries on every platform, which is why it’s better to adopt only a few platforms that can effectively attract your target customers.Ask yourself th...


Mar
18
Equifax finds more users hit by major breach

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Everyone thought the worst was over when credit-reporting agency Equifax revealed that the credentials of 145.5 million people in the US were leaked. However, the company recently discovered that there are more victims from the major breach. Here’s everything you need to know.


What happened?


On March 1, Equifax reported that the names and driver’s license numbers of approximately 2.4 million Americans were stolen. According to the company, sensitive information like home addresses, home states, or the license issue and expiration dates were not leaked. Equifax said these breaches were discovered only recently because their forensic investigations primarily focused on stolen Social ...


Mar
18
Quick recoveries with external IT support


temp-post-image Small-business owners with limited financial resources have to manage their office IT on their own. Although this might work for a while, it can grow into a massive problem when the business starts expanding. At that point, you’ll want to focus on that expansion, not repairing tech problems. This is where external IT support comes into play.


Access to new technologies and industry experts


Managed Services Providers (MSPs) are equipped with resources most small businesses can’t afford. They employ teams of experts in fields ranging from cybersecurity to data management to networking -- all available for you on an outsourced basis. For example, an MSP provides advanced security sof...


Mar
18
Google Drive now allows comments on MS files


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Google applications mostly comprise collaborative tools that are regularly updated to address your growing needs. With their new Google Drive update, gone are the days of converting files just to add a comment because you can now easily comment on the files in the ‘Preview’ pane.


To reduce the hassles


Google Drive allows your team to seamlessly share files in the cloud and work on the go. The tech giant knows that businesses require all types of tools and files to finish certain tasks and responsibilities efficiently. This is why they eliminated the stresses of converting a document into a G Suite equivalent file just to allow commenting.


To ease your responsibilities


Google decided...


Mar
18
Don’t fall for distributed spam distraction


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One of the most frustrating things about using email is seeing dozens of spam messages every day. Fortunately, they’re just minor annoyances that are easy to remove from your inbox. However, hackers have developed a way to make spam much more insidious. Here’s what you need to know about modern spam attacks.


Understanding DSD


Distributed Spam Distraction (DSD) is designed to inundate your inbox with thousands of nonsense emails. There are no dangerous links, ads, or attachments involved, just random excerpts of text stolen from books and websites. What’s more, the email and IP addresses used are all different so victims can’t simply block a specific sender.


These attack...


Mar
18
Using Cortana to Organize Business


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You are probably already aware of Cortana, the Windows 10 AI personal assistant. Did you know that you can use it to improve the efficiency and productivity of your business? With a better understanding of its basic functions, you'll be on your way to becoming an AI-powered organization. To take advantage of Cortana, you should enable it on your desktop first. The process is easy: Just press the Windows Key, type "cortana" and click on "Cortana settings.” From there, you can change whether it responds to your voice or get activated by a keyboard shortcut, and you can set other personal preferences.


Voice Reminders, Notes and Alarms


As soon as you enable “Hey, Cortana” on al...


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