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Effective Ways To Protect Your Computer

Effective Ways To Protect Your Computer

With the amount of information we put on the internet and the threats in the cyber security universe, it’s vital to know about self-protection.

In the world of technology, access is universal. With everything just a few clicks away, things are faster than ever, but they’re also more dangerous than ever before. It’s a bittersweet development, and it’s something we have to figure out. This accessibility makes it important to have the best security techniques. With the amount of information we put on the internet and the threats in the cyber security universe, it’s vital to know about self-protection. It’s imperative that you realize hacking can affect you. Too many people think it’s just something they see in the news and will never harm them, but you can’t have that mindset. [Read more…]

The Most Frequent Hacking Tendencies to Know

The Most Frequent Hacking Tendencies to Know

Hacking is one of the biggest threats to consumers everywhere.

Hacking is one of the biggest threats to consumers everywhere. The risks of hacking were recently brought to light by the major breach of hundreds of thousands of consumers’ private information at Equifax, a major credit reporting company. While it’s easy to feel helpless in the face of such determined criminals, learning about the most common hacking techniques can educate you on what to look out for when you’re spending time online. [Read more…]

How To Be Safe With Information Online

How To Be Safe With Information Online

Whether it’s staying clear of malware or being smart with the information you put out, you need to understand the best practices.

In today’s world, nearly half of the population uses the internet. Depending on what device the access is coming from, that means a large amount of people are using computers. While they’re essential, your computer can easily be hacked and is prone to getting sick. Luckily, there are defense systems in place to thwart any such attempt. However, if you’re not careful and aware of the situation, these viruses could harm your computer. In most cases, it should not be difficult to clean the computer. In other scenarios, it could be extremely problematic, which is why you have to be careful with your approach online. Whether it’s staying clear of malware or being smart with the information you put out, you need to understand the best practices. [Read more…]

Identifying Phishing Attempts

Identifying Phishing Attempts

Phishing is when a malicious entity attempts to scam you in some way.

Phishing is when a malicious entity attempts to scam you in some way.  It could be trying to obtain your identity or money, or just putting malware on your computer.  Phishing scams run the gambit from mildly irritating to crashing your system.  Whatever the situation, you should be able to identify and prevent these attacks. [Read more…]

3 Tips for Keeping Personal Information Safe While Online

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It seems like every day there is a new breach of information, hack, or virus designed to steal your personal information. There are many different ways you can ensure you’re keeping personal information safe.

It seems like every day there is a new breach of information, hack, or virus designed to steal your personal information while you use the internet. While this might just seem like the new price of using the internet, there are many different ways you can do a little extra to ensure you’re keeping personal information safe. Here are our top 3 tips for keeping personal information safe while online.

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How to Boost Your Network Security for the New Year

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One of the best resolutions that you can make this year is to boost your network security for the new year!

The new year means a lot of things to everyone, whether it’s the chance to finally get in shape and use that gym membership, finally get to the bottom of your Netflix queue, or finally start flossing twice a day. The new year also means a lot of things for your network security! One of the best resolutions that you can make this year is to boost your network security for the new year!

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A Dangerous Security Breach in Apple’s OS–Are You at Risk?

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Imagine getting malware just from viewing the preview of an iMessage. Well, that’s exactly what’s happening with the newest security breach in Apple’s operating systems.

Imagine getting malware just from viewing the preview of an iMessage.  Well, that’s exactly what’s happening with the newest security breach in Apple’s operating systems.  On all devices, it’s possible for hackers to simply send you a message and infect you with malware that gives them access to all of your information.  Scary, right?  Well, let’s go over how you can prevent this.

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3 Malware Threats You Need To Be Aware Of

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Malware is malicious software which can be introduced to your computer in the form of a worm, virus, logic bomb, Trojan horse, rootkit, or spyware.

Most of us live either all day or most of our day connected to the internet, which is what makes protecting your devices and data from malware so important. If you are not exactly a tech geek, and aren’t even quite sure what malware consists of, do not worry. At Working Nets, we can help. Malware is malicious software which can be introduced to your computer in the form of a worm, virus, logic bomb, Trojan horse, rootkit, or spyware. Here are 3 malware threats you should know about.

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Disaster Recovery and the Cloud

How will you provide disaster recovery for your business’s most critical data, applications, and systems? If you’re working with a disk-to-disk backup system, this can present many problems. Although reliable, disk-to-disk disaster recovery requires 2x the amount of data in order to meet disaster recovery objectives. Additionally, if a second copy need be acquired, a second backup appliance would need to be purchased. Let’s go over how new disaster recovery technology is making way for Cloud implementation to ease your headaches, time wasted, and money spent.

Disaster Recovery and the Cloud

Working Nets IT works with you to implement the most technologically advanced cyber security

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Free versus Paid Antivirus Programs

Free versus Paid Antivirus

Choosing between paid and free antiviruses is never easy, but we’re here to help!

The saying “you get what you pay for” has always circulated the antivirus program market. But what exactly do you pay for when you choose a free antivirus program over a paid program? Let’s take a look! [Read more…]