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Top Ways to Avoid Phishing Scams (Including Spear Phishing)

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Top Ways to Avoid Phishing Scams (Including Spear Phishing) Phishing scams — and, increasingly, spear-phishing scams — are the number one way that cyber hackers gain access to closed computer systems, steal information and money, and corrupt data. Let’s take a look at what phishing and spear-phishing scams really are, how you can spot them, and how to help your organization avoid their highly detrimental consequences. Phishing and spear-phishing: What’s the difference? Both phishing and spear-phishing are forms of email-based cyberattacks. Essentially, both terms refer to email-based attacks that attempt to gain personal or sensitive information using deceptive or disguised…

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Microsoft Office 365 and Your Business: Boost Productivity with the Right Tech Tools

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Microsoft Office 365 and Your Business: Boost Productivity with the Right Tech Tools The workplace is becoming more and more digital every day. New tech tools are developed regularly, and most have the same goal—to make your life easier. While some new developments end up making life harder because they are hard to learn, cumbersome, or have glitches or bugs, most are specifically designed to be easy to understand and use. Getting things done faster and more efficiently is a huge driver for technology generally, but that is especially true today. Defining the Modern Digital Workplace The “Modern Digital Workplace”…

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How Can You Insert a Text Box in Google Docs?

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How Can You Insert a Text Box in Google Docs? There are two simple ways to add a text box into your Google Doc. Each lets you set apart text that stands out. Both methods allow you to copy-paste or move the text box between documents. The methods include inserting a textbox into a table and inserting a text box in a drawing. This article covers inserting text into a table. How Can You Create a Table Text Box in iOS, Android or in Google Docs? You can create a Google text box on iOS or Android devices in Google…

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Habits You Want From Your Technology Partner

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Habits You Want From Your Technology Partner When you are running a business, you want your technology to integrate well with the other tech you use in your business and with your overall IT platform. When you run into situations where your tech fails to integrate well, it can cause serious problems—leading to lost productivity, lost data, and general inefficiency that is not desirable for any business. Choosing technology partners requires looking carefully at how those partners play with others. You want to know that your tech will integrate and operate well, which means you want a tech partner that…

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Why Is Wi-Fi So Slow on My Phone?

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Just about nothing is more frustrating when using a smartphone than connecting to a sluggish or broken Wi-Fi network. In most places, mobile data is so effective and speedy these days that we just can’t accept a Wi-Fi network performing worse than our mobile networks can. If you’re dealing with obnoxiously slow speeds on your mobile phone, here are some tips to try. 1. Isolate the Problem Your first step is to isolate the problem. First, toggle off Wi-Fi altogether. Does your phone respond quickly with Wi-Fi turned off? If so, you’ve determined that Wi-Fi is the problem. You can…

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Important Security News About Mac & Zoom

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Did you know that your Macintosh webcam could have been hijacked? A serious security flaw in the Zoom video conferencing application joined Mac users to video calls without their permission. Zoom has now released a fix – click here. A vulnerability in the MacZoom client allowed malicious websites to enable Mac cameras without users’ permissions. This is a serious flaw that was thankfully discovered by Jonathan Leitschuh. Jonathan Leitschuh, a US-based security researcher, reported this serious zero-day vulnerability. It allowed any website to forcibly join someone to a Zoom call, and activate their video camera. Plus, he said that the…

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Arming the Next Generation of Cyber Warriors

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There are everyday warriors in businesses across the country, but these individuals may never have worn the uniform of their country. This next generation of cyber warriors is being groomed by organizations of all sizes in an attempt to overcome the growing skills gap in the cybersecurity world. While many current cybersecurity analysts started in general IT, there are individuals throughout the business and technology world that are moving towards this lucrative career path. Unfortunately, there are few set career paths already in place and no firm list of skills to develop to move in this direction. See what Under Armour’s…

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Our President Spoke At the United Nation’s Global Entrepreneurship Initiative Cybersecurity Forum

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Ilan Sredni represented Palindrome Consulting at the recent Cybersecurity Forum held by the Global Entrepreneurship Initiative. The Palindrome Consulting team is proud to have had our president, Ilan Sredni speak at The Global Entrepreneurship Initiative’s Cybersecurity Forum. Held at the United Nations Headquarters, this event offered business leaders the opportunity to discuss and learn about the latest developments in the global cybercrime landscape. At this year’s Forum Ilan’s talk focused on 3 T’s of Cybercrime Prevention. Training: Companies are at risk based on their easiest targets, the least trained employees. Playing Russian roulette with the company data in one simple…

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Happy 4th of July Everyone!

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Got Your Sparklers Handy? The Fourth of July falls on a Thursday this year, but we aren’t letting the fact that it’s a weekday stop us from celebrating.     Of course, just because it’s a holiday, that doesn’t mean you’ll have to make do without us. You’ll be able to reach us at (305) 944-7300 if any technical issues arise, and our on-call technicians will be more than happy to resolve those issues for you.

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5 Social Media Mistakes Businesses Must Avoid Making

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Social media is an incredible chance for your brand to interact directly with your audience and grow it even further. If you’re not able to manage your social media marketing properly however, you’ll simply waste time and resources, or worse, actually harm your brand’s reputation. Here are five key social media marketing mistakes that your business must avoid at all costs: 1. Discussing Hot-Button Topics Some topics, especially political and religious ones, are simply not worth bringing up. This is especially true in today’s divisive political environment. You’ll end up dividing your audience and perhaps even bringing negative attention onto…

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