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What you need to know about the KRACK WiFi Security Exploit

Many of you likely have seen the news about the recent WiFi wireless security exploits in the news, and may be worried. While this vulnerability presents a risk to any sized business, it is important to remember that a hacker would need to be in the physical proximity of your wireless signal for an extended […]

4 Reasons Why Your Wired High-Speed Internet Connection Might Be Slow

Many people use a high-speed Internet service through a wired connection to browse and work online. Even with this setup, though, the connection can be unexpectedly slow, leading to consistent delays in loading web pages and downloading files. Occasionally, slow connections occur because many different technologies need to communicate with each other to get data […]

11 Ways to Secure Your Business’s Wireless Network

Wireless networks are popular in small and midsized businesses because they are easy to set up and convenient to use. However, if a wireless network is not properly secured, hackers within range can access it and infiltrate your network. Here are eleven ways you can lock down your business’s wireless network and keep hackers at […]

7 Ways to Protect Your Laptop Data While Using Free Airport Wi-Fi

Using free public Wi-Fi networks at airports is convenient when you are traveling for business, but it can be risky. To demonstrate the ease in which airport travelers can be duped by fake hotspots, Avast Software researchers conducted an experiment during the 2016 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. They set up three free Wi-Fi […]

Everything You Need to Know about Corrupt Files

If you work with computers, you’ve likely encountered a corrupt file. You might not have known that file corruption was the culprit because corruption can manifest itself in many ways. It can cause “read” errors, scramble a file’s contents, or prevent a file from opening. If the corrupt file is essential for an application to […]

How to Stop Microsoft from Using Your Bandwidth to Send Updates to Other Computers on the Internet

When WUDO is enabled, the following occurs: Your computer will receive updates and applications from other computers besides getting them from Microsoft. Your computer will send updates and parts of applications that it downloaded through WUDO to other computers. To a limited degree, you can choose which computers are involved in sending and receiving updates […]

Why You Should Invest in a Business-Grade Router

Routers are a critical part of a company’s IT infrastructure. These devices manage traffic on computer networks. In particular, they make connections between different networks. For example, they can connect a company’s private network to a public network on the Internet. The Internet would not be able to function without routers. These devices make sure […]

3 Security Issues to Consider When Using Public Wi-Fi

Public Wi-Fi is almost everywhere nowadays. Coffee shops, libraries and even airports have installed hotspots to feed the growing demand for ubiquitous Wi-Fi. While convenient to use, there are hidden security risks you should know about. 1. Packet Sniffing Remember, the Wi-Fi you’re connecting to is shared with others which substantially increases your risk of […]

Wired vs. Wireless Networks: Which Is Better?

As a small business owner, you likely need to connect your computers to the Internet. One way to do so is to set up a local area network (LAN). With a LAN, you can provide Internet service to computers located in a relatively small area, such as an office building. LANs can be wired or […]

Making Sense Out of Wi-Fi Sense

Windows 10 includes the Wi-Fi Sense feature. It’s gotten good press and bad. By learning the facts without all the hype, you can make up your own mind about whether to use it. Wi-Fi Sense helps you find open wireless access points, better known as open Wi-Fi hotspots, so you can get online. You can […]