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The Porn Extortion Scam!

There are a lot of scams out there, but few are as sleazy and nasty as this one.  Recently, it reared its ugly head again. The scammer sends out an email that describes, in graphic detail, your supposed …. adult surfing habits.  It goes on to inform you that not only...

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Understanding GDPR

On May 25th, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect.  You may have already been bombarded by emails and website popups declaring updates to their Privacy terms and compliance with GDPR. But, what is GDPR and how does it affect you? GDPR is a...

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Your Business and Home ARE Under Attack!

It's estimated that 1 in 5 businesses will fall victim to some sort of cyber crime, and that there are over 82,000 new pieces of malware released each DAY!  What's more, hacking and cyber crime are organized.  They are also well funded, sometimes by governments.  If...

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Should You Trust The Cloud?

It seems like everything is stored on the cloud these days. Photos, documents, applications and much more. Adam Jassy, an Amazon Web Service Executive once stated, “The cloud is the new normal.” He said this after discussing the move many major companies are making...

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Must Read for QuickBooks Users!

If you use QuickBooks for your accounting and bookkeeping, then there’s one key thing you must be doing on a regular basis.  Failure to do this can result in the loss of data, months’ worth of work, and critical financial information. At its core, QuickBooks is a...

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IT Security Tip: How to spot a phishing e-mail

A phishing e-mail is a bogus e-mail that is carefully designed to look like a legitimate request (or attached file) from a site you trust in an effort to get you to willingly give up your login information to a particular website or to click and download a virus....

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I’m Too Small to Be Hacked. Right?!

I just finished a webinar aimed at educating small business owners about the very real cyber crime threat.   It's a common misconception that small businesses like ours aren't targets for hackers and identity thieves.  Unfortunately, that's simply not true. We hear...

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Snow Days and IT

We live in Wisconsin.  Snow days are a part of life.  However, they can have business-killing effects.  Snow days reduce productivity, forcing us to hunker down and wait … at the mercy of snow plows. How does this all effect your small business' IT?  Strategy. Many of...

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