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Should you worry about the new IoT malware?

Should you worry about the new IoT malware?

A malware infection is one of the worst things that could happen to your Internet of Things (IoT) devices. But some users don’t even know there are IoT-targeted attacks that threaten computers, networks, and data. Rebooting an IoT device is a simple way to remove malware, but for those already infected with the latest strain, […]

HTTPS matters more for Chrome

HTTPS matters more for Chrome

HTTPS usage on the web has taken off as Chrome has evolved its security indicators. HTTPS has now become a requirement for many new browser features, and Chrome is dedicated to making it as easy as possible to set up HTTPS. Let’s take a look at how. For several years, Google has moved toward a […]

Workplace app overload and its ill effects

Workplace app overload and its ill effects

Apps are supposed to make life easier in the workplace. But if you use too many of them working at one time, things can get messy. This is a familiar problem in many small businesses that rely on several apps and software for daily operations. The confusion drains funds and reduces employee productivity, as a […]

PCM celebrates 25 years in business!

PCM celebrates 25 years in business!

This year marks our 25th anniversary from a company perspective. What started out in 1993 as a 1-person consulting firm has developed into a mature managed services company with 10 full-time staff. In the technology world 25 years is a long time and so much has changed through the years!

Back in 1993 computers were just starting to get connected to the outside world using dial-up modems, and the Mosaic web browser was released to bring web to the masses in a user-friendly way.

Microsoft Office 365 to block Flash

Microsoft Office 365 to block Flash

A few weeks ago, Microsoft made an announcement to block future content that is embedded with Adobe Flash, Shockwave, and even their own Silverlight platform from Office 365. While the developers have their reasons for implementing this, they should have pulled this feature earlier to avoid many irate customers. Microsoft recently announced plans to eventually […]

Windows 10: Tips to make your life easy

Windows 10: Tips to make your life easy

Perhaps you’re one of the thousands of Windows 8 users who rejoiced in the return of the Start Menu, the improved multitasking feature, and a more prominent Cortana display in Windows 10. But there are more key functions in Windows 10 you probably didn’t know about. Performance/Power slider There are two kinds of computer users: […]

Healthcare: Prevent insider threats

Healthcare: Prevent insider threats

Healthcare is the only industry where insider threats pose the greatest threat to sensitive data, with 58 percent of security incidents coming from people working within the organization itself. Here’s a look at five ways to prevent such breaches. #1 Educate – The workforce (meaning all healthcare employees) must be educated on allowable uses and […]

New malware infects SOHO routers worldwide

New malware infects SOHO routers worldwide

Talos recently warned that at least half a million routers have been endangered by a new form of malware called VPNFilter. After an earlier version targeted devices in Ukraine, VPNFilter has spread rapidly in around 54 countries, affecting home and small business routers. How VPNFilter Works Talos cited the vulnerable devices as Linksys, MikroTik, Netgear, […]

“Black Dot” crashes iOS messaging app

“Black Dot” crashes iOS messaging app

An emoji encrypted with a series of hidden codes has been reported to disable and crash the messaging apps of Apple Macs, iPads, and iPhones. Read on to discover how you can address this problem before it does severe damage to your device. What is going on? A bug, known as “Black Dot,” is locking […]

What to tweak when setting up Windows 10

What to tweak when setting up Windows 10

There are things that need to be done after unboxing a new laptop. After installing Microsoft’s Windows 10, you need to unlock its full potential by tweaking some important settings. The best thing to do is get help from a technician, but there are a few things you can do without assistance. #1 Check for […]