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Another BlackBerry Outages Stops Texts, Emails and BBM Message Dead In Their Tracks

On Tuesday, BlackBerry Ltd announced a network outage affecting customers in Canada and the Asia-Pacific region. The outage left 75% customers unable to send or receive emails and text messages, while 22% of customers were unable to use BlackBerry Messenger. However, customers using BlackBerry’s BB10 devices were unaffected. According to Rogers, the outage affected various…


Does Your Business Have Adequate Network Security Measures in Place?

Businesses must make sure their network security is adequate to protect from external threats, but how do you know if your network security is adequate? Network security should protect your network from a variety of threats to make sure the reliability and safety of your network and data. If you’re looking for a network security…


Have You Upgraded Your Mac to Mavericks? You Must Install OS X 10.9.2 Immediately.

Mavericks Users Must Install OS X 10.9.2 to Prevent Data Interception The OS X 10.9.2 update, which patches the SSL bug found in a piece of open source code and other issues, is now available for Mavericks users. Don’t wait on this critical update.  Install it immediately.  Your Mac should have prompted you already. The SSL…


5 Tips to Help You Ensure You Have A No Headache Windows XP Upgrade Experience

If you haven’t done it already, then upgrading from Windows XP should be on the top of your to-do list. Microsoft will end support for Windows XP on April 8th, 2014, which means the operating system will be vulnerable to security threats. Here’s 5 tips to help you ensure a smooth upgrade from Windows XP:…


4 Ways to Save Time and Effort By Signing Documents Electronically

When it comes to signing a document electronically, most people struggle with the hassle of signing and scanning the document. Did you know there’s a variety of other ways to sign documents electronically? Here’s 4 apps to sign documents via your smartphone or web browser: 1.     HelloSign Chrome Extension If you receive most of your…


8 Fantastic Timesaving Tips and Tricks for Microsoft Word

You’ve probably been using Microsoft Word to write documents for years, however, there’s a few lesser-known ways to get work done faster and more efficiently. Here are 8 timesaving tips and tricks for Microsoft Word: 1.     Select Text Quickly You already know that double-clicking will select a single word, however, triple-clicking will select an entire…


Claim of Privacy Infraction Leads To Another Lawsuit For Facebook

Do you share personal information via private Facebook messages? If so, it’s time to consider what you’ve written before you hit the send button. A complaint filed in California claims that: “Facebook misleads users into believing they have a secure, private mechanism for communication, when in fact, Facebook mines user data, and profits from this…


Did You Know? Desktop Virtualization Can Improve Your Information Security!

Information security is a huge concern for organizations of all kinds. While information security is critical to achieve, it’s increasingly challenging to maintain. Firewalls, antivirus, access control and perimeter monitoring are important security measures, but today’s sophisticated cybercriminals are finding ways to bypass them and directly target data, applications and devices. The good news is…


Does Your Security Policy Address Internal Threats?

Most companies create security strategies to keep outsiders from getting into the network, however, a majority of security breaches are the result of unintentional or deliberate internal threats. According to global research firm Forrester’s, 36% of security breaches are caused by employees misusing sensitive data. There’s a few categories of potential internal threats, including: Corporate…


Yahoo Mail Users: Your Username and Password May Have Been Compromised in a Recent Hack

Have your friends asked you about spam they’ve received from your Yahoo email address? If so, you may be a victim of a recent cyber-attack. On Thursday, Yahoo announced that attackers compromised an undisclosed amount usernames and passwords to Yahoo Mail accounts. Yahoo hasn’t released the amount of compromised accounts, however, the company has started…