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Critical security update for older versions of Microsoft Windows

Microsoft announced yesterday that they had discovered a security vulnerability in older versions of Windows that could allow a hacker to access the computer without any user action required. This is covered under advisory CVE-2019-0708.

Affected versions:

Windows XP
Windows 7
Windows Server 2003
Windows Server 2008

Unaffected versions:

Windows 10
Windows Server 2016
Windows Server 2019

Due to the far-reaching affects of this vulnerability, Microsoft has taken the unusual step of releasing updates for versions of Windows that have been outside mainstream support for several years (e.g. Windows XP and Windows Server 2003).

Have There Been Any Attacks Yet?

As of the writing of this post Microsoft says they have not seen any evidence of attacks against this serious security vulnerability.

Technology tips to increase efficiency

Technology tips to increase efficiency

Successful businesses make technology work for them, not the other way round. When used correctly, technology can make every task much faster to execute. So, if you’re looking to increase staff efficiency, consider the following methods to implement technology into your day-to-day business operations. Change office communication To increase efficiency, set up instant messaging software […]

Take, Edit and Share Screenshots with Snagit

Take, Edit and Share Screenshots with Snagit

It's said that a picture is worth a thousand words, and nowhere is that truer than when collaborating with a team, or trying to explain something visual to someone not sitting right beside you.

Taking screenshots of your Windows or Mac desktop is incredibly useful, including for showing that strange error messages to your IT help desk that never pops up when they're looking.

The basics on 2-step and 2-factor authentication

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Manage transactions better with an OMS

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Warning signs your computer has malware

Warning signs your computer has malware

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What goes into a business continuity plan?

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Tips to monitor employee activities online

Tips to monitor employee activities online

There are a lot of pros and cons when it comes to monitoring your employees online. We’ve put together an honest and transparent list of arguments for and against this practice. And if you decide it is something you want to pursue, we’ve provided some tips for a smooth implementation process. The case for monitoring […]

How to boost your SMB’s social media presence

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Productivity tip: Email automation

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If you’ve ever received what looked like a personalized email from a huge corporation, there’s a good chance it was actually written using an email automation platform. This technology saves time and money while strengthening customer relationships, and contrary to popular belief, it is well within most SMB budgets. What is email automation? Usually included […]