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Is Your Personal Information Being Sold On The Dark Web?
(& What To Do About It)

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] We hear a lot of talk today about the “Dark Web”. Stories abound about the nefarious goings-on and the sinister entities behind them. But what is the dark web, exactly? Who uses it? How does it affect you? And is it all bad? What Is The Dark Web? The dark web is a hidden …

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Cloud Server Vs. Dedicated Server: Choosing What Works For Your Business

Setting up the IT component of any business presents its challenges and requires a great deal of planning. The first (and maybe most important) consideration is whether to go with a locally-housed dedicated server or a cloud-based solution. The Difference Between A Cloud Server And A Dedicated Server Each system has its advantages and disadvantages …

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Cyber Security Tips That Will Keep Your Business Safe While Traveling

If you have your own business, travel is often an important part of keeping that business growing. On top of the business trips are the well-deserved vacations you need to relax, unwind, recharge, and refocus. Traveling can bring a number of worries to business owners. Stepping away from your business (even for a short time) …

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CloudFlare Bug Potentially Exposes Private Information

Nerds Hosting uses CloudFlare to power certain aspects of our hosting infrastructure, and thus we felt it important to share some thoughts on the CloudFlare bug that was exposed last week. Unfortunately, the bug in question is very technical in nature and hard to explain clearly and concisely. Since many clients may have read something about …

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Private: Banking could soon be safer – but will it be?

It is estimated that GameOver Zeus botnet is responsible for a loss exceeding $100 Million US Dollars. The problem with a lot of online theft today is that from the bank\’s perspective, the theft occurred as a legitimate transaction. In other words, the bank acted on the customer\’s computer instruction to transfer the money out. …

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Don't let your heart bleed over Heartbleed

It\’s a good thing when a technology vulnerability gets enough attention that it is patched quickly and methodically. However, it may also raise undue concern due to its complex nature and variety of headlines that leave us consumers confused and unsure what to do. The context of this article is for you and I as …

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Identity Theft Tactics – be aware and protect yourself

Identity Theft is a horrible experience to go through. Just ask anyone who has been victimized. It can takes many years to arrive at a full recovery. So it makes sense to be vigilant about being a victor instead of a victim, as author Dianne Ojar-Ali alerts us in her book Mrs. Fraud and You. …

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