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Assume Breach – is this the new paradigm?

Much has been written recently regarding a new paradigm in cybersecurity defense, namely, the “Assume Breach” posture. We at Thom Infotech feel that this paradigm is worthy of consideration What is the “Assume Breach” Paradigm? Loosely defined, the “Assume Breach” paradigm anticipates that attackers will eventually breach […]

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The Top Three Complaints that Mean It’s Time to Consider Cloud

If you were choosing a new accounting system today, would it be your current one? (Today’s entry is a guest post by our friends at DataQuest) Let’s face it- there are many reasons why we stay with business tools that aren’t that great. And putting up with […]

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Do you really need to abandon Windows 7?

The warnings have been dire – YOU MUST UPGRADE TO WINDOWS 10! Is that really true? Are Microsoft, computer manufacturers, and computer resellers just making it all up? Let’s rewind a bit. Every operating system has an expiration date. After many stays of execution, Windows XP was […]

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Support for Windows 7 is nearing the end

Support for Windows 7 is nearing the end

Windows 7 has been a very successful operating system since its release on October 22nd, 2009. Most users skipped over Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, finding Windows 7 to be trustworthy and reliable. But after a great 10-year run, Microsoft is calling it quits and support for […]

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Are you using a password manager?

Are you using a password manager?

Nearly all of our online activities require passwords. You might be using the same password everywhere, but this is a terrible idea. Instead, consider a password manager.

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Have You Been Phished? Here’s What You Should Do Next

Have You Been Phished? Here’s What You Should Do Next

Phishing is the practice of sending emails designed to trick recipients into providing sensitive information. If you have fallen victim to a phishing attack, this post is for you.

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Spectre & Meltdown Response

1/24/2018 Update: Intel has validated our “wait & see” strategy with their updated response to this issue. They are now recommending that users refrain from installing the previously released updates due to reported issues that need to be investigated. Here is their statement: We have now identified […]

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Should you be worried about the latest Yahoo security breach?

Yahoo email has experienced yet another security breach by hackers. Should you be worried about this? Even if you do not currently have a Yahoo email address, it is my opinion that you still need to be concerned. Email account hacking has been a recurring theme for Yahoo in recent […]

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It May Be Time to Outsource Your Computer Support

Is it Time to Outsource Your Computer Support? Many businesses are beginning to reach that conclusion. “prevention is better than cure” -Erasmus Setting up a small business computer network used to be a relatively simple affair. A small business owner merely needed a few computers, an internet […]

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Is your business in a high-crime area?

Is your business in a high-crime area? Many business owners eventually face the choice of locating (or relocating) a business, and one of the key features they consider is the criminal reputation of the prospective commercial office neighborhood. This is for good reason. Making a poor choice […]

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