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Very supportive of the location proposed and the …

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Very supportive of the location proposed and the desire to build more data centers in Fauquier. These also help Internet Service Providers expand a bit more into the communities surrounding the data centers.

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I cannot believe Microsoft would put this up on …

I cannot believe Microsoft would put this up on their 365 portal… smh

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HTDNET shared a link.

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Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) | Fraudulent Online Vehicle Sales ic3.gov As an update to I-111414-PSA, released November 14, 2014, the FBI is issuing additional information and warnings regarding the fraudulent online sale of cars, recreational vehicles, boats, and other outdoor equipment. Criminals are posting online advertisements of items that are not, nor have ever […]

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You can never bee TOO SAFE

You can never bee TOO SAFE! Call us today to schedule a free security assessment on your network and computer systems. Just ask the Saint’s what could happen if don’t test your backup solutions. Also, thank you to Facebook for putting these two posts together for me!

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Winter Weather Planning …

Winter Weather Planning

Don’t let the snow close your business. Did you know with our VoIP Phone System you can work from home!?! Easily redirect your phones using our FREE mobile app or call forwarding feature. Ask us about our mobile office solutions so you can work from anywhere you want to call “the office”.

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What are your thoughts about employers using …

What are your thoughts about employers using Social Media sites as one of the ways to screen new employees? Some ask for passwords, some ask you to open your page and let them look over your shoulder.

Our opinion, that would be no different then inviting a possible employer to your home and then to your kids baseball games. It’s just a bit too intrusive for employers to have access to this information. It’s a no from us. We support privacy in the workplace.

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Update on the Intel Flaw (Spectre and Meltdown) …

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Update on the Intel Flaw (Spectre and Meltdown)

It wasn’t just Intel, it also included AMD however, Microsoft does state not all processors are affected but the patches provided from Microsoft are halted for computers sporting AMD processors. This is because they were busting out their blue screen (crashing) which is why we have delayed further communication on this until now. We are confidant that Intel computers and other updates have had enough time to churn these available updates are relatively low risk for install,

All customers are encouraged to run windows update manually (Click Start –> Settings –> Windows Update) also check to ensure the following update (KB4056892) exists on your system after all updates are installed. We are available if you need assistance. To assist with this deployment, managed customers are asked to keep your computers online as much as possible especially in the overnight hours so we can check systems and assist with deploying these patches. Microsoft also stated that they will no longer provide patches to computers if their AV client is not certified for their platform. (For our Trend Micro Worry Free Business Services customers, you are in good hands)

(Please Note: For our managed customers this and other related updates to Office and Flash have been approved and will be slowly rolling out to devices in groups. This is to minimize any ill effects found such as the AMD blue screen issues that Microsoft did not intend. If you experience an issue, please call us ASAP so we can stop further deployments as necessary.)

While this processor flaw is important, it takes a very special set of circumstances for the Spectre and Meltdown exploits to be used on most of your computers especially on private networks. However, we do recommend when possible to uninstall/disable or not use Flash in your browsers for added protection. An old but good article to disable Flash in most of the popular browsers can be found on the following “How To Geek” link, keep in mind some business operations may still require flash, check with your vendors to see if you require it for your software: https://www.howtogeek.com/222275/how-to-uninstall-and-disable-flash-in-every-web-browser/

Other References (good reads):
– Krebs On Security
https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/01/microsofts-jan-2018-patch-tuesday-lowdown/

– ZDNet
http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-no-more-windows-patches-at-all-if-your-av-clashes-with-our-meltdown-fix/

– Bleeping Computer
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/how-to-check-and-update-windows-systems-for-the-meltdown-and-spectre-cpu-flaws/

– Microsoft
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4073119/protect-against-speculative-execution-side-channel-vulnerabilities-in

We hope you find this information useful. Ping us if you have any questions on our main number.

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Bring us the Internets

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Bring us the Internets!!!! 😉

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Alexa and Cortana will be “Facebook Official” by …

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Alexa and Cortana will be “Facebook Official” by the end of the year! They will still remain separate platforms but you’ll be able to call one from the other! Yeah, they are kinda a big deal.

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