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New Email Tricks/Scams/Viruses

by Patrick Rardin in Technology

A new and even trickier email scam seems to be traveling around these days so please be cautious and alert. Whenever Fall seems to be arriving, the increase in these types of deceptions re-surge. As always keep alert for so-called package tracking tricks allegedly from shippers’ with an attachment or otherwise.

The latest round carries a note which includes your legitimate web address or email address, making it seem really authentic. Here are some samples of the types of wording you might see:

1): A Package For You

2): Tracking information on your gift

3): Official looking Microsoft Email telling you there are issues with your email account

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Identity Theft

by Patrick Rardin in News, Technology

There are a lot of questions surrounding this “Hot” topic of the day and it is a topic of serious concern. I am often asked “Is this a serious threat?” to which I always answer with a resounding YES!

First of all what exactly is Identity Theft? The clearest definitions circulating are quite simply; Identity Theft is an illegal use of third parties personal information (ex. Social Security Number) to obtain financial gain.

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Choosing a Backup Solution and Storage Device

by Patrick Rardin in News, Technology

Tape drives were the leading technology used by organizations for backup and archiving. However, the slow speed and low capacity of tape drives on the market make alternative choices a no brainer. How do you select a backup solution that satisfies your needs without blowing the budget? The following are just some of the main factors to consider.

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Email Etiquette

by Patrick Rardin in News, Technology

Think of e-mail as a permanent record, just like a paper memo. Remember that it is also not private. Despite their perceived disposability, e-mail messages should be kept official and professional:

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How To Out Scam The Scammers!

by Patrick Rardin in PC’s, Technology

Thursday, June 4, 2015
Peekskill, NY
We have seen many frauds lately and as usual, I want to help YOU from being a victim.

Know this, scammers know marketing too! They make every effort to make their scam or virus appeal to you. They are no different than a fast food chain that makes that melty cheese provocatively pull away from the pizza and you have to have it–NOW! So, here’s where we can help.

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In The Headlines – Point-of-Sale Security

by Patrick Rardin in Mac’s, PC’s, Technology

So you are in the midst of your Summer Vacation or still planning it, right?  Well, perhaps, many of you heard recent headline’s like ours above, or perhaps not. Today there was more news about security breaches in *Point-of-Sale (POS) Processing devices. Here is just one of those recent articles in the news: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2455780/aloha-pointofsale-terminal-sold-on-ebay-yields-security-surprises.html

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Patrick’s Top Ten Productivity *Apps

by Patrick Rardin in iPhone, Mac’s, PC’s, Technology

Productivity is indeed a buzzword these days, however, it is my intent to really help you out with a great start to 2014. To that end, I present my personal Top TEN List:

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Apple’s New iOS 6 Review

by Patrick Rardin in iPhone, Technology

Peekskill October 5, 2012

Remembering Steve and Reviewing Apple’s new iOS 6.0

It is hard to believe that today marks one year since the passing of Steve Jobs, founder of Apple. So much can be said, has been said, and will be said about how great he was, how awful he was, and how inventive he was so I really don’t need to re-hash any of that here. My thoughts are on the fact that he was a person, albeit with quirks, that made an attempt to improve the world around him. To me, there is no doubt that this he did, and well. Did he make a profit in the process? You betcha! But he also gave back.

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Virus Season 2018, both Human and Computer – What to do?

by Patrick Rardin in Technology

Virus season is upon us and apparently, in addition to the Flu, strepp and other virus, we need to be looking out for even more pervasive computer viruses as well. Not to worry, read on and together we can all make this a safer computing experience.

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Digital Scrying

by Patrick Rardin in Technology

What is Digital Scrying, you might ask? Well, as technical support folks often we are asked what we think of upcoming technology, that is technology that has yet to be released, for example a new cell phone touted to be released within the next 3 to 6 months. I love this question as it truly is speculation. If you went to the developers and interviewed the programmers and engineers they most certainly would tell you it isn’t even ready to be released. When you get to the marketing department, not only are they telling you that you should pre-order their latest piece of monolithic technology they express curiosity as to why you are still standing there and not running to your computer to pre-order.

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