Setting Your RDP Session To Cover Multiple Screens

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.

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Outlook Search Folders

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.

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CloudCare AntiSpam

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

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Windows 10 Edge Browser Windows Defender Closely Linked Together

Last Updated: 20th December, 2017, 12:31 PMThe first time I saw Edge browser I turned my nose up. There wasn’t one thing I liked about it; in fact, I couldn’t find anything about it that seemed worth any attention. At the time – and this was about 6 months after Windows 10 was first officially released – I thought it was extremely limited and barely functional. A lot has changed with Edge browser since then.

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Bitdefender: The Nuts and Bolts

Last Updated: 15th December, 2017, 7:38 AMBeginning Dec. 1, 2017 CISS proudly became a Bitdefender Reseller. I am very excited about this Anti-virus package for many reasons. Those reasons I’ll share with you here. The post might be a bit long because there’s a lot of information to share about this product it’s that good! I’ve sectioned things off so you can browse through and pick out the things that are most important to you. When I go looking for information about a product I’m often left a little unsatisfied because of a lack of information. So, you shouldn’t leave this page without a pretty good idea of this product.… Read More

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Retrieving Email Headers Message MS Outlook

Last Updated: 12th December, 2017, 6:20 PMI often ask for email headers when something phishy turns up in someone’s email messages. It’s really quite simple to get this information. Follow the steps below to accomplish this task. This applies to Outlook 2013 and  2016. Your mileage may vary if using a version older than these. Open the suspect message in it’s own windows by double-clicking on the message in question., Click on the File tab and then click on the properties button. When you perform #2 you’ll see another window open that look like this: As you can see in the image above there’s a section labeled Internet headers. Place your cursor in that area, hold… Read More

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Sophisticated Web Attack Fake Support Scam

Last Updated: 13th December, 2017, 8:23 AMWhy is there a British woman speaking on my computer? That’s the question I was suddenly asked during a remote session not too long ago. I was actively working on one of two laptops while the client was getting the other one ready. I was taken aback at the question because it was completely out of context and didn’t make any sense. So, the client put their phone closer to the computer and I could hear the voice clearly stating that the there was a problem and the computer’s browser was being redirected to a Microsoft support site for immediate assistance with the problem. And… Read More

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Google Home vs Internet Radio Streaming Sites

Last Updated: 11th December, 2017, 10:19 AMAs a network administrator I really don’t like Internet Radio Streaming sites. My two biggest complaints about them are these: 1. They incredible bandwidth hogs. 2. Some of them are crawling with bugs and other malware hidden to the user. (Those ads you see all over them? That’s typically one of the places they hide the malware, or it’s sometimes injected directly into the stream; mostly without the sites owner/operator’s knowledge.) They’re so pernicious! Any site where you see ads that site owner is getting paid to place those ads all over their web sites. Often, in my opinion, in the most annoying places.… Read More

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Bitdefender: Value Added Functionality Without The Added Cost

Last Updated: 9th December, 2017, 3:51 PMSome Anti-Virus vendors include things like Content Filtering as an add-on that they refer to as a value-added module, while other vendors like Bitdefender believe that its so important that they add this to their package as a necessity. Its a value-added feature without the added cost.

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Perimeter Security

Last Updated: 9th December, 2017, 1:59 PMI think my most favorite perimeter security device or (PSD) is the SonicWALL. A perimeter security device is a device that literally sits on your network between the Internet connection and the rest of your network. All traffic to and from the network goes through this device on its way in from the Internet and out of your network to the Internet.

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