Integrated IT Solutions News March 2016
 
 
Make your mobile phone more secure

Mobile devices are fairly secure, but any deivce connected to a network is not one hundred percent secure. You should take precautions to prevent hackers from getting into your phone.

Use strong passwords. From your lockscreen to your email, to your app logins. No password should be simple to remember or enter. The more complicated your password, the harder it will be for others to get to your data. You should also use two-factor authentication wherever possible.

Don't skip the updates. App updates fix security issues. If you don't bother to update, you may be missing essential security flaw fixes. Remove permissions for apps to use your device features, like location. Be careful when you use open wi-fi networks and don't install apps from a third party.

Mac ransomware detected

Security researchers have discovered what they believe to be the first-ever ransomware attack targeted at Apple users that actually made it out this week, meaning it's a genuine threat. It is being spread through torrenting software.

While there have been other Mac hacks, experts are saying this is the first one in the wild that is definitely functional, encrypts your files and seeks a ransom. While PCs periodically make headlines for being targeted with viruses, malware and any number of digital infections, Mac users have largely been able to avoid serious antivirus talk. The Mac torrent software infected is called Transmission and has since been cleaned. But the ramifications are clear: now that Mac security has been breached, there will certainly be more hackers attempting ransoms.

 

SQL Server 2005 End of Life

SQL Server 2005 extended support ends April, 12th, which means no more security updates, higher maintenance costs and potential compliance concerns if you are still running this old version. SQL Server has evolved over the last decade with increasingly more powerful, enterprise-level performance and capabilities.
If you haven't contacted us to upgrade yet, please do let us help upgrade you asap.

Lunch and Learn event

We are pleased to invite you to a lunch and learn event on Wednesday, March 23rd from 12pm-2pm at The Capital Grille in Burlington. Technology should be an asset - one that helps you to anticipate, manage, and respond quickly to change as you grow your business.

Come to our event and learn how your exisiting solutions from Microsoft will help you move faster than your competitors and get the most out of your IT investment. And preview new offerings too! Businesses who are up and running on Office 365, Dynamics CRM Online and SharePoint enjoy gains in productivity and sales, and the competitive advantage from customer service excellence. We'll also feature a Microsoft device bar where you can demo the latest Surface tablets and gadgets. Register here!


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