Though we covered this in a blog post in May in much more detail, after seeing another report on TV of people falling victim, or very close to being one, of a telephone scam making the rounds, supposedly from Microsoft, it’s time to revisit this issue.
Businesses large and small have to manage risk. They invest in measures to prevent risk, including fire sprinklers, alarm systems, security cameras, employee training, and insurance.
What is the single biggest risk businesses face? Fire – no. Break-ins, shoplifting, or other traditional crimes – no. Floods or other natural disasters – no.
For the past two years, the biggest risk faced by businesses is……..
Many keyboard shortcuts come built into Windows. Some are gimicky, like the “Aero” view in Windows 7 that shows a real-time view of open programs and allows you to quickly flip between them (Alt+Tab). Other key combinations are more practical, allowing you to quickly “lock” your computer from unwanted access, or easily zoom in for a better view of a webpage.
Understandably, people are concerned and frustrated when they start receiving e-mail from people they know (or don’t know) asking why they are being sent junk mail. In some cases, the junk mail contains malicious attachments, or links to malicious websites that can contain viruses.
[this post from Nerd Scott Ledyard] Last time I checked, when you are admitted into a hospital room, they don’t ask, “Do you want us to hook you up to monitoring or not?” If you’re their patient, you ARE on monitoring and they strap you in. We feel the same way. Monitoring of our client’s…
QuickBooks has an impressive market share with our customers – Small and Medium Enterprises – worldwide and within Nerds On Site we applaud their leadership in making the financial management part of a business understandable by us non-accountants. But, if you’ve used QuickBooks any length of time or support customers that do, you are afraid…
With the help of several Nerds including David Redekop, Francois Rossouw, Jonathan Arnoldussen, Dennis Houseknecht, Glen Schafer, Werdus Pretorious, and Lourens Dormehl, who spent several hours of hard work and head scratching was done right into the very early morning. Solutions were tried, and workarounds found. That morning, when the client arrived at work, he could not help but smile when he saw us waiting for him at his office.
Nerds On Site spend the weekend (July 8-10) the Vancouver Island MusicFest! We sponsored the event and provided FREE wireless internet to those in attendance! We had over 565 devices connected overall, transferring over 40 GB during the first two days.
The Nerds of Lethbridge gathered today to join the City of Lethbridge, Downtown Lethbridge BRZ and Heart of Our City to launch the new Downtown Lethbridge free wireless network. This network was built and is maintained by Nerds On Site.
High profile breaches do not necessarily result from sophisticated attacks. Many of them are the result of fairly simple social engineering or phishing attacks. These can usually be prevented by educating users and making them aware of these kinds of threats.