Integrated IT Solutions News December 2015
 
Holiday cyber security reminder

Around 40 percent of annual online fraud happens during the last three months of the year. The holiday shopping season creates the perfect combination for fraud. More shoppers are online, which means a lot more credit cards and personal information available to steal. And many of those shoppers throw caution to the wind by clicking on scammers' links that promise fabulous deals.

You can protect yourself by keeping in mind the same tips that keep you safe year round. Visit established retailers' Web pages by typing in the Web address in your browser or by using a trusted search engine. Don't go to the website from a link in an email or a Facebook ad. You should also monitor your credit card statements after you make your purchases and see if your credit card issuer offers transaction alerts that will send a text over a certain amount. Happy shopping!

Internet Explorer end of support Jan 2016

Nearly 370 million Internet Explorer users have just six weeks to upgrade their browsers from any earlier versions to IE11 or switch to a different browser.

After January 12th, Microsoft will support IE9 only on Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, and IE10 only on Windows Server 2012. All others, including those with devices powered by Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, must run IE11 or Edge.

The retired browsers will still work but Microsoft will stop technical support and stop issuing security updates for the outdated versions. If you still use IE 10 or IE 9, we strongly encourage you to contact us to learn about upgrading to the current version. We may need to contact any software vendors you have that currently use older versions to make sure the upgrade is compatible with their software.

 

One of the real joys of the holiday season is the opportunity to say thank you and to wish you the very best at this special time of year.

Here's to a safe and prosperous 2016!!

 

 

Happy New Year!

OneDrive storage update

Microsoft has back-pedalled on cuts it made to OneDrive cloud storage limits last month, giving back some of the data allowances it was set to take away and apologising for putting the blame on users for excessive use.

Customers will still need to opt-in to keep their bonus storage, though, and the changes will expire after a year. Microsoft is offering users "impacted" by the changes the opportunity to get additional storage for a limited time, and the chance to opt-in to keep free storage bonuses when OneDrive plans are overhauled early next year.Users just need to go to the OneDrive website before the end of January 2016 and log in to get the bonus.

 


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