Category Archives: Business

Are your IoT devices visible from the internet?

BullGuard has a scanner that quickly scans your public IP address and ‘sees’ if your network has open ports that could pose a threat to you or even the internet.  Here’s the link to see if you have something that … Continue reading

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How fast can a credit card skimmer go in place?

Less than a minute…

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Remove Viruses with Boot Utility

If you work on computers, you need to be aware of SARDU and its ability to download recovery ISOs.   This utility can create a boot DVD or USB to remove viruses, recover Windows or break passwords (legally if the … Continue reading

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Your Location has been Shared 5,398 Times in Last 14 Days

Your Location has been Shared 5,398 Times in Last 14 Days.

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HP Pavilion 11 x360 Review

I usually don’t review hardware products but I felt a need to review HP’s Pavilion 11t-n000 x360.    My father-in-law wanted a Microsoft Surface but still wanted a keyboard and the functionality of a laptop.   He also wanted to … Continue reading

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Free College? The Tennessee Promise

Beginning with the Class of 2015, the Tennessee Promise will provide Tennessee high school graduates the opportunity to attend a community or technical college free of tuition and fees. More information about the Tennessee Promise  (PDF download)

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Updates and HotFixes you may miss in Windows

Microsoft Windows has a great update feature built in.  You may not know it but Microsoft also releases HotFixes and other items that are needed for security, networking, features and other functionality. How do you find Hotfixes and other items … Continue reading

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How to tie your cloud storage services together

How can you tie your cloud storage services together?   It’s actually easy if you use MultCloud.   MultCloud ties together all of the most popular cloud storage services so you can upload files to multiple sites through a single … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Toolkit for IT Professionals – GE Geek Toolkit

I discovered GE Geek through Rick at What’s On My PC.  GE Geek is a resource like no other.  The time and dedication to linking and uploading the thousands of resources at GE Geek is commendable. The best feature by far … Continue reading

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150 FREE Microsoft eBooks – largest collection ever

150 FREE Microsoft eBooks – largest collection ever Thanks to Jonathan for remembering to email me the latest Microsoft Blog link about free ebooks. EBoooks link Given the amount my readers enjoy these posts and these free resources, I am … Continue reading

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Create a roaming profile – Windows 7, 8, Server 2008 R2

Don’t forget, the fastest hard drive without IPv6 ….check your network info here Attached are guides on creating a roaming profile with Windows 7 and Server 2008 r2. (Thanks to Mr. Ledlow for creating these) Guides are in PDF Step One … Continue reading

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How to audit a folder in Windows

When networking shared resources, you should audit the individual folders you are sharing out.  This allows you to ‘see’ who is using the folders and how files are being manipulated. How to Audit User Access of Files, Folders, and Printers … Continue reading

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Security Onion- IDS, NSM, and log management

What if you want an IDS system that monitors malicious activities and provides you with logs (Network Security Monitoring) and graphs to help protect your network?  And what if you want an easy setup that provides you with information that … Continue reading

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Microsoft confirms it’s dropping Windows 8.1 support

From Infoworld – Microsoft confirms it’s dropping Windows 8.1 support.   Here’s how this works – If you have Windows 8.1, You must update to Windows 8.1 Update (Yes, someone named it Windows 8.1 Update).   This will insure you … Continue reading

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An unnecessary path to tech: A Bachelor’s degree

An unnecessary path to tech: A Bachelor’s degree. An excellent article on education and technical careers from Computerworld.  TCAT Shelbyville”s CIT program has a 98% retention and 92%+ placement.   Is a degree worth the money?  Yes, after you start … Continue reading

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The dangers of using outdated software

 Outdated software contains security flaws which cybercriminals can use as avenues to infiltrate the corporate network. The dangers of using outdated software.

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Microsoft Surface Pro-ready for manufacturing, business and industry

The Microsoft Surface Pro has proven to be versatile in the workplace.  Mr. Arnold our Industrial Maintenance instructor uses the Microsoft Surface Pro to connect to nearly a hundred PLCs, motors, robots and other industrial components. So why is this … Continue reading

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CryptoLocker and CryptoLocker 2 are still alive – take steps to protect your computer

CryptoLocker and CryptoLocker2 are still alive.   You can help prevent infections and encryption (losing your data) by downloading Foolish IT’s CryptoPrevent for Home and Commercial use. Get the prevention software from here.  http://www.foolishit.com/vb6-projects/cryptoprevent/

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US businesses suffered 666,000 internal security breaches

Over 666,000 internal security breaches took place in US businesses in the last 12 months, an average of 2,560 per working day, new research has revealed. The findings, revealed by IS Decisions, also found that despite this regular occurrence, only … Continue reading

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800M exposed records make 2013 record year for data breaches

While the number of incidents data loss incidents in 2012 is almost by a third bigger that that for 2013, the number of records exposed in 2013 breaches has reached a record 823 million. 800M exposed records make 2013 record … Continue reading

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