Last Updated: 14th February, 2019, 9:52 AM It’s a wonderful day in the neighborhood. Remember those emails we used to get claiming some person in Nigeria has a ton of money he wanted to send to you, but first he required either certain information from you, or he needed you to send him some money to get the ball rolling? Those were the good old days. Now, we have a fun new game I refer to as phishing for coin. When these emails first started hitting Inboxes it really got folks stirred up because the supposedly cracked password looked real enough to one the recipient might have used in the… Read More
Last Updated: 19th November, 2018, 12:34 PM There is a new scam going around the internet. I got my first call from a distraught client 3 months ago about it. In this particular instance the nefarious sender somehow got a hold of a legitimate password, albeit a rather old one, that the client used at one time on an internet site. That was the hook. It’s unclear and certainly unnerving that they would have an old password, but this added legitimacy to the claim that the scammer is attempting portray as real. In this particular instance, as we were going down through the message that was forwarded to me, two… Read More
Last Updated: 11th November, 2018, 6:46 AM If the division of the Microsoft Corporation that handles the development and release of Windows Updates for desktop and server operating systems and services, such as MS Exchange, were a living and breathing person I’d be seriously concerned that they’re suffering from early onset Alzheimer’s. Over the last few years I’ve witnessed and read about how these updates we’re supposed to trust to be vetted and approved safe to be installed are breaking systems rather than enhancing them or fixing previously uncovered problems. In many ways these updates that are wreaking havoc on production systems are very much like the malware being released… Read More
Last Updated: 16th April, 2018, 6:23 AMThe original page for this post was woefully out of date and has been removed. Please follow the following link for updated information on how to deal with SPAM.
Last Updated: 23rd March, 2018, 6:43 AMHelp! My Browser Just Barfed! Browser? That application, known by many names… Firefox, Edge, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome. An application from different vendors created to do essentially a single task: make the internet accessible to computer users.
Last Updated: 22nd March, 2018, 10:19 AMI guess it was the maturing of the Edge browser in Windows 10 that spurred them on, or perhaps just the eternal drive to create a better browser. Whatever the driving force behind it was, the folks at Mozilla have certainly out-done themselves with the latest release of Mozilla Firefox. In my humble opinion this is the best version of Firefox ever!
Last Updated: 22nd March, 2018, 9:08 AMIt should be crystal clear by now that the online world is far more dangerous than we’d often like to believe. The following information was sent to me this morning by a friend in the industry, who like me is very concerned and always actively looking for effective methods to keep networks and data safe.
Last Updated: 3rd January, 2018, 1:00 PMThe following information describes how to use your RDP session across more than one screen. Typically, folks using a dual monitor setup and accessing a terminal server where their applications are run from would use a setup like this to take advantage of both their monitors sitting on their desk.
Last Updated: 29th December, 2017, 9:54 AMDefinitely an efficient alternative to creating and taking care of 10’s or 100’s of extra folders in Outlook used to organize all your messages. It’s an often over-looked feature of Outlook. I believe the biggest reason it’s overlooked is simply because organizing into sub-folders is just always how it’s been done in the past.
Last Updated: 27th December, 2017, 4:33 PMWhat Is It? Indispensable, Reliable, Easy To Use, Easy To Manage, Extremely Cost Effective, Commercial Grade Cloud Based Antispam solution. This is how I would describe AVG/Avast Cloudcare Antispam. Don’t get me wrong… this solution isn’t the only one out there and there are many very good antispam solutions. However, what makes this a great tool is it’s orientation to the mail server its filtering for. What I mean by that is this: the service sits between the receiving mail server and the internet (all other sending servers). This is a Managed Service that CISS offers. How much it is managed is really up… Read More