DDoS Attacks: Growing in Frequency

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are starting to become more commonplace in the past year. Part of the increase in attacks is contributed to the growing number of unsavory groups out there whose primary objective is to see whether they can actually take down a website. The software used to initiate attacks has also…

Four Cyber-safety Tips for the Holidays

The only thing flying higher than Santa’s sleigh this holiday season will be e-commerce, as shopping online continues its rise. This Christmas season more than 92 percent of holiday consumers will go online to research or purchase gifts. Retailers can reap huge profits from their online stores, but they also run the risk of losing…

Scams Hackers Use Today

The days of phishing scam emails and installing malware and Trojan horses on your computer are yesterday’s scams. Hackers today have stepped up their attacks in order to get people to freely give away their personal information by inviting them to take control of their computers, tablets, and even smartphones. One of the newest forms…

Four Things You Need to Know About Virtual Desktops

Virtual desktops’ popularity will continue to grow as more businesses realize the security and cost-saving benefits of running desktop operating systems, applications, and data from a server. Understanding the benefits of desktop virtualization and how it works will allow business leaders to decide whether it’s the right option for their companies. Here are a few…

Interesting Ways of Backing up Information

What would you do if you went to turn on your computer and discovered the hard drive crashed? Most people would panic because they would have lost everything on the drive, including files, pictures, videos, and other important data. Fortunately, the best way to avoid finding yourself in this situation is to back up the…

War Over Net Neutrality Rages On

Lawmakers continue to wrangle over net neutrality – the principle that ISPs and the government should treat all data the same and refrain from discriminating or charging differentially by user, platform, equipment type, mode of communication, content, platform, or site. Currently, a bloc of congressmen is trying to gut Federal Communications Commission budgets to undermine…

How to Avoid Distractions in the Workplace

Sometimes getting work done can be a challenge, with various distractions encountered throughout the workday. Limiting the number of distractions will greatly benefit your productivity, and it will help ensure you stay on top of your tasks if you try some of these useful suggestions. Put away your smartphone. You are at work and do…