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Internet ExplorerMicrosoft recently announced that they are ending support for Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10. They are recommending that you upgrade to Internet Explorer 11. While generally we agree that having the latest version of your browser is a good security practice, we also know that Internet Explorer 11 also introduces compatibility issues for many of our clients who have specialized line-of-business applications that rely on the browser.

We generally don’t auto-install major browser versions because of these compatibility issues, so we are disabling the auto-upgrade for clients' machines that are part of our managed patching programs (which would include our CompleteCare, Weston Essentials and WestonDataProtection patching clients on machines that have the Weston agent on them). If you would like to have your organization upgraded to Internet Explorer 11, email our service team at  and we'll roll out the upgrade during your next available maintenance cycle. 

We’ve heard a common theme from many small business owners: “Hackers aren’t after me – they only go after the big guys.” That couldn’t be further from the truth. Your small business is as much of a target as the big guys, and we would argue even more so than the big guys.

2015 has come and gone, and a security research firm has published their annual “Worst Passwords” list. Based on leaked password data that has gone public through the year, they have published the 25 worst passwords – is yours on the list?

Foreign LanguagesIf you’re trying to learn a foreign language at all, it’s fairly obvious that many other languages use characters that are similar to ours, but include accents, umlauts, and other symbols. While it’s not a big deal if you’re trying to read or speak the language, what if you have to write the language? You’ll notice those characters aren’t part of the normal US English keyboard. So how do you get those special characters on paper?

spamWhile email phishing scams are a problem year-round, they are more common during the holiday season. Scammers are trying to use the holidays to get more sympathy from their victims so they can fall into their traps. Watch out for these scams this holiday season and avoid getting duped by following these simple pieces of advice