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Remote Meetings & Remote Work

With all the needs for remote access for working from home or remotely we thought we can help you out with some ideas that can make your life a little easier to do so.  Some of these options are free or low cost to keep your office running.  1. Webex is now offering free meetings

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Keeping Your Children Safe Online

One of the gifts of technology is the internet. Yet it is also a dangerous place for users, especially children. In fact, research has shown that one-fifth of children who use the internet have been sexually solicited at one point or the order in their lives. The majority of the teens who go online have

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Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! Have fun tonight trick or treating and spending time with your family and friends! From all of us at Re2Tech! Remember stop in TODAY for some candy! 

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Cyber Safety

October is National Cyber Security Month!

October is National Cyber Security Month! The world has changed so much in the past 10 years with our internet use, whether email, social media, financial, or shopping, we expose ourselves to cyber-attacks. Are you being cybersafe? Here are a few ways to tell if you are risking your cyber security. 5 Online Actions That

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While You Are Watching TV, The TV is Watching You

In a privacy experiment, The Washington post tracked four of the most popular brands, and found out that once every couple of minutes the TV will send out a report to the company, letting know what you are watching.            Have you noticed TV sets going down in price? While the making of TVs are getting

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Changes to YouTube Coming

Yesterday Google issued a statement that they will be making changes to how kids can view videos, after the US Federal Trade Commission hit Google with some new rules and slapped them with $170 million fine due to not following rules when it comes to privacy of child. To date this fine is the largest

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Samsung Suggests Regularly Scanning Smart TVs for Malware

Samsung Support USA’s Twitter account recently posted a video tutorial on how to scan your Smart TV for malware and viruses. In the tweet, it mentions that users should be doing this “every few weeks” to prevent malware. The proposal astonished digital security authorities, who said the average user would probably not go through this

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Microsoft Will Block Windows 10 Update if Any USB Storage is Connected

Microsoft recently published this document on their support page cautioning users that the Windows 10 update for May 2019 might not install if they have any USB drives or SD storage plugged into their computer. The cause of this is “inappropriate drive assignment”, according to Microsoft. There is a simple way to remedy this quickly.

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Internet Explorer Bug Threatens Windows Users.

Almost four years after its younger sibling, Microsoft Edge, was born, security researchers keep finding troublesome security bugs in Internet Explorer. The most recent bug found is a proof of concept published by John Page (aka hyp3rlinx), a security researcher. The flaw takes advantage of a weakness in the way the browser deals with MHTML

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Cloudflare Claims New VPN Will Be Faster

VPNs, or Virtual Private Networks, can help keep your web bound data away from cyber-criminals. VPN services will send your internet traffic, such as emails and browsing, through special servers that make it seem like you are only accessing from those servers. VPN services can help users in other countries to access blocked sites by

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Cyber Attack Leads to Twenty-Four Million Dollar Loss

Norsk Hydro, a Norwegian aluminum company that employs over 30,000 people, has been hit by malware just last week. They said they are slowly bringing affected systems back online, but this incident will still cost the company about 300 million Norwegian Kroners, or twenty-four million US Dollars in damages. Most of those misfortunes had been

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Apple Owes $31M to Qualcomm for Patent Infringement

Qualcomm has just recently won a legal dispute against Apple. A jury in San Diego has determined that Apple owes Qualcomm roughly $31M for infringing three patents that deal with battery-life. The patent apparently involved technologies that Apple had used in their iPhones. Qualcomm had asked to be paid up to $1.41 per iPhone that

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Windows 10 Will Uninstall Bad Updates

Windows 10 seems to be learning how to avoid problematic updates. A recently published page on the Microsoft support site describes what Windows will do in the event of a recent update causing a boot failure. First, Windows will uninstall the recently updated software and roll-back to a configuration that has worked before. It will

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Zero-Day Vulnerability affects Chrome and Windows 7

Security analysts at Google and Microsoft have watched assailants utilizing a mix of a fixed Chrome weakness and an unpatched Windows 7 vulnerability. The declaration of the issue comes as a major aspect of their vulnerability disclosure policy. Both the Windows bug and Chrome bug deal with accessing memory that should not be accessed by the

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NSA releases cyber-security software to open source.

The National Security Agency (NSA) creates software that can be used for hacking and testing vulnerabilities. Most, if not all, of this software is kept secret and only used by the NSA. However, during a conference on Tuesday, the agency presented their program, Ghidra, which they have decided to make open-source. Ghidra is a reverse

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Vulnerability Leaves Cisco Routers Exposed.

Cisco has issued a security alert, warning users of a very serious attack concerning three models of devices. It has been given a 9.8/10 on the severity rating scale. The weakness can be tracked on Cisco’s website here. This attack can be used over the internet and bypasses administrator authentication. This means anyone can break

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ICANN is under attack

ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) is a non-profit organization focused on doing their part in keeping the internet more accessible. They have just announced that there are ‘ongoing and significant’ risks to the Domain Name System (DNS), which helps direct traffic to where it needs to go. There have been increasing reports

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Windows Sandbox Works Around Untrusted Software

Windows Sandbox Let’s You Run Untrusted Software Safely Have you ever been in a predicament where you have downloaded some software, but then a pop-up arrives and says “we can’t identify who this is, or what it does” and suddenly your uncertain if your about to put yourself at risk? Welcome to the club.  Microsoft

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Caribou Coffee Chain Breach

Caribou Coffee Has Suffered a Data Breach One of the most popular caffeine serving businesses, Caribou Coffee, has become the target and the victim of a data breach to their Point Of Sale (POS) systems in 239 different locations, estimating to about 40 percent of all their stores.   As a result of this breach, there

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CenturyLink Blocked Customers To Show Ad

CenturyLink Has Stopped Customers’ Internet Access to Show a Software Ad Despite the constant bashing that companies get for abusing their power and services over their customers, CenturyLink still felt like it was a good idea to cut off their services to customers’ internet access in order to promote their security software.  Utah customers went

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Google Chrome Update For Trap Websites

Websites That Won’t Let You Go “Back” The internet may be full of wondrous places and things to see, but there are also some things that can be rather pesky and frustrating, something we have all most certainly come across on our interweb adventures, the websites that won’t let us go “back”. There are websites

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Data Destruction 2018

Data Destruction & GDPR Half a Year It’s been almost half a year since the General Data Protection Regulation has been in full effect, and by now, there should be most if not all organizations that are in compliance with the new regulations in order to responsibly handle their clients and customers’ data.  In order

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Microsoft Admits..

Windows Users Are Underpaid Testers In Windows We Lack Trust… Windows 10 hasn’t had the strongest run throughout it’s time in the limelight. Many of the more tech savvy users have been, as of late especially, weary about installing any windows OS updates for fear of some major “unresolved” issue. Back in October at the

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Online Fraud Schemes

8 People Charged with Advertising Fraud There are those who use their knowledge for good, and those who use it for evil. Just this past Tuesday there were eight people identified as using their knowledge for evil, for the purpose of filling their pockets with the ever-sought green bills. Their game involved using fraudulent online

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Cyber Monday Taxes

Cyber Monday Now Has Taxes Cyber Monday is in full effect as shoppers swarm online retailer sites with a desire to purchase as many of their Christmas presents at a discount. Cyber Monday has been a notorious mini holiday that sets records for online sales and product distribution. While this Cyber Monday is expected to

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Youtube Showing Hollywood Movies

Your New Movie Streaming Service- Youtube Youtube, everyone’s favorite online source for how-to tutorials and parkour stunts, among many other odd human actions and interactions. This online service has now expanded it’s capabilities, providing the viewing of Hollywood movies, for free, with Ads. This transition into Hollywood movie showings was a silent action, resulting in

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Learning With Technology

Technology in the Classroom Technological Learning Environments Technology used to be something that wasn’t easily accessible. To use a computer you would need to wait quite a while for the startup, and finding a computer would be difficult in itself. Today that is all changed, as computers come in all forms of shapes and sizes

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Hackers for Good and Evil

How Hackers are Developing Two Paths Hackers We often read about stories involving hackers and malware, viruses, and phishing attempts, but what hasn’t gained track yet is the concept of morally refined hackers. As if a form of balancing the world, there has been an increase in hacker activity, but not in the manner you

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School Funding Gone Missing Due to Lack of Cybersecurity

Atlantic City Schools Missing Funds Galloway Schools Lacking Cyber Security Many school district employees, including substitute teachers, totaling near 800 people were affected by a recent cybersecurity incident. This incident involved a missing amount of funds, totaling around $200,000. As of September 27th, the Galloway School districts became aware of two fraudulent wire transfers, each

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Technological Advancement in Video Processing

Video Processing Has Evolved The Evolution of Encoding and Processing Just recently, a report of a technological evolution has made its way across the world. Computer Scientists at the University of California San Diego have broke upon a new technology that can encode, transform and edit video faster, several orders of magnitude faster, than the

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Avoiding Windows 10 October Update

Windows Newest Update Features Bugs On our most recent article, we broke down the new features and details of Microsoft’s Windows 10 October update which has been in the making for a while now, and the last major update for Windows this year. Since writing the article, the internet has been taken by storm with comments

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Windows 10 Update Breakdown

Windows 10 October Update Detail Breakdown Windows 10 has released their newest update just in time for October. As per the past updates,  we will breakdown the core elements of the update so that you can make the best use of the optimizations and new incorporation’s! Before We Start Before breaking down the details, we

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Apps on your computer

Microsoft has introduced App Mirroring, letting apps be used on Windows 10 Most people would ask “What next for Microsoft?” due to their already built prominence in our society, through the technology we use in the workplace and even the technology we use at home.  Microsoft is an integral part of many of our lives,

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