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Keep Yourself Secure on Public WiFi

Posted by on in Security

wirelessWhen traveling, it’s always temping to hop onto a hotel, coffee shop, or other free public WiFi to get online and possibly get some work done. You need to be careful, however, to make sure your information and security isn’t compromised along the way.

Friday Fun: Six Degrees of Wikipedia

Posted by on in Off Topic/Fun

You've heard of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, right? If not, play it here to find an actor's Bacon Number. But here's another fun time-killer: Six Degrees of Wikipedia where you can find that M. C. Escher and the Pittsburgh Steelers only have three degress of separation.

Tech Tip: Adjusting your Windows 10 Privacy Settings

Posted by on in How To

windows 10Windows 10 is loaded with data-tracking tidbits and hooks into a variety of Microsoft’s online services. While there are certainly benefits to having those hooks enabled (OneDrive integration and Cortana’s back-end, for example), you don’t have to be thrilled about the idea of Mcrosoft’s operating system calling home or looking over your shoulder. Here’s how you can disable these integrations.

Watch Out for Invoice Scams

Posted by on in Alerts

spamJust a reminder to keep an eye out for Invoice scams that are becoming increasingly common. Like any phishing scam (follow these tips to avoid phishing scams), it’s best to not open or click on anything in those messages. We’ve seen a few of these floating around lately that are pretty elaborate, to the point where the criminal doing everything in their power to look legit. We saw one not long ago where the crooks registered a domain very similar to the company’s actual domain (companyname.com vs companynames.com) and also looked up the names of the C-level officers for the company, and sent out fraudulent messages based on that, asking to authorize wire-transfer to XYZ accounts and make some online payments to a specific URL – neither of which were legitimate requests.

Long story short, stay vigilant, keep an eye out, and always verify verbally with the sender if things don’t feel right.

We mentioned a while back our new Food-for-Feedback program that gives an incentive (doughnuts) to companies that review our service. This month's winners are the folks at VR Analytical, a leading provider of extractables and leachables (E&L) testing services. They’re a bunch of really smart chemists and a long-time client of ours. Thanks again for providing valuable feedback of our services and we look forward to finding out who next month's winner will be.

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