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Girls in Tech: Girl Scouts of the USA Adds New Badges

Girls in Tech: Girl Scouts of the USA Adds New Badges

Girl Scouts of the USA recently announced the addition of 30 new badges now available for Girl Scouts aged 5-18. The new badges were created to address a number of today’s most important social issues, including environmental advocacy, cybersecurity, robotics, computer science, and space exploration, among others. Girl Scouts of the USA has long served […]

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Intel Chip Vulnerabilities: What We Know So Far!

Intel Chip Vulnerabilities: What We Know So Far!

What Do We Know About Terminal Fault (L1TF) Chip Vulnerabilities? Understanding The L1 Terminal Fault (L1TF) Intel has recently confirmed L1 Terminal Fault (L1TF) chip vulnerabilities in its processors that can be manipulated by malware and malevolent virtual machines with the intention of stealing private information from a computer’s memory. Who or What is Vulnerable? […]

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iPad vs. Microsoft Surface Go (Comparison/Benefits)

iPad vs. Microsoft Surface Go (Comparison/Benefits)

Which Tablet Is Best For You: iPad Or Microsoft Surface Go? Microsoft recently announced a new budget-friendly tablet called the Surface Go with a lower price than previous tablets. This new Surface Go 2-in-1 tablet is Microsoft’s attempt to make it more affordable and accessible for consumers. It doesn’t have the muscle of the Core […]

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The 10 Most Secure & Insecure Airports For WiFi In The United States

The 10 Most Secure & Insecure Airports For WiFi In The United States

Is It Safe For Me To Use The Airport’s Public Wi-Fi When I Travel? Most airports around the U.S. and abroad provide free Wi-Fi service to travelers stranded in their terminals, waiting for their flights. While this service may appear to be generous, a recent study by Coronet, a cybersecurity company, suggests you might want […]

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August 2018 Ransomware Update

August 2018 Ransomware Update

The Newest Forms Of Ransomware & How To Protect Your Business From Them The Situation Ransomware is now one of the top security concerns for businesses and organizations of all sizes. The City of Atlanta was hit with a ransomware attack called SamSam in March, crippling some important departments like their court system, sewer infrastructure […]

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Check Out The 10 Best Tablets of 2018 (Ratings/Reviews)

Check Out The 10 Best Tablets of 2018 (Ratings/Reviews)

They are the next best thing to hauling your laptop around to school and on flights, and they’ve become the weapon of choice for parents with fussy toddlers in public spaces. But while tablets have earned their accolades in recent years, that’s not to say choosing one to take home is an easy task. With […]

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IT Helps Dementia Patients

IT Helps Dementia Patients

Dementia and Alzheimer’s are scary for both patients and caregivers. Right now, there is no cure. Scientists are trying to find ways of prolonging patient’s lives and delaying the onset of the disease. IT Technicians are finding ways to make lives better and caring for patients easier. Some remarkable work is doing things for these […]

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Billions of Computer Devices Won’t Get Intel’s Spectre Fix

Billions of Computer Devices Won’t Get Intel’s Spectre Fix

17 Product Groups Named-Their Production Halted and Update Support Ended After Irrefutable Evidence Uncovered Flaw in Intel Chips. The information about the Spectre attacks came to light back in January 2018. Intel and other technology firms and vendors were made aware of research findings by Paul Kocher from Spectreattack.com and Jann Horn from Google Project […]

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Are Local Businesses Ready For GDPR?

Are Local Businesses Ready For GDPR?

As of May 25th, 2018, if local businesses aren’t ensuring the highest possible level of data privacy, they’re risking serious financial consequences. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is coming into effect. What does this mean? All local businesses MUST be ready to take security more seriously than ever before. The EU Parliament approved GDPR […]

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What’s Up with Windows 10 S Computers?

What’s Up with Windows 10 S Computers?

Where Did They Go? In 2017, Microsoft planned to release a lightweight version of Windows 10. This was their effort to provide a Windows solution that delivered a predictable performance by using only Microsoft-verified applications via the Microsoft Store. Microsoft also wanted to compete with the Google Chromebook and promote Windows 10 S for use […]

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Better Get Ready – The GDPR Goes Into Effect Today!

Better Get Ready – The GDPR Goes Into Effect Today!

What Is It?  What Do We Need To Know?  What Should We Do? [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iyUGLBPuBo]If you don’t know what the GDPR is, and if you’re not ready for it, you’re going to get caught short because this is a legal deadline and it’s coming up fast. The General Data Protection Regulation goes into effect May […]

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FBI Issues Warning

FBI Issues Warning

As you may be aware, the FBI issued a warning last week about a malware botnet called VPNFilter. This malware originated in Russia and attacks “consumer-grade” routers typically purchased from retailers such as Best Buy node installed in homes by Internet Service Providers such as Spectrum, Time Warner, and Charter. The malware has not been […]

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