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An Added Benefit For Our Managed Prevent Clients

An Added Benefit For Our Managed Prevent Clients Decypher has recently made a commitment to improving our processes in blocking unicode domain phishing. Unicode phishing uses emails and domains with characters that are so similar to the real thing that they can trick people into thinking the links are legitimate. Luckily, our email spam solution, Proofpoint, quarantines email from unicode domains …

Managed Services Team – Behind the Scenes

MANAGED SERVICES TEAM – BEHIND THE SCENES Our Managed Services offer a wealth of great benefits. Here’s a brief snapshot of what our technicians are up to on a daily basis to keep our Managed Service Clients’ technology running smoothly, safely and consistently: We monitor servers for functionality to prevent unexpected issues like a drive filling up causing bottlenecks in …

Browsing History, Key Commands and Passwords

BROWSING HISTORY, KEY COMMANDS AND PASSWORDS We want to keep you informed with the latest technology tips. Here are some that we’ve found most helpful this month. In Chrome or Firefox browsers, you can quickly find a recent page you visited by right-clicking on the back arrow to view a list of your browsing history. Or, in the event that …

Cybersecurity & Russia, iPhone Charging, and more…

Cybersecurity & Russia, iPhone Charging, and more… Keyboard on Windows If you tend to accidentally press keys on your keyboard (perhaps due to hand tremors), “Filter Keys” can be enabled on Windows to slow down the key response so mistyped or repeated keystrokes don’t register. This accessibility feature doesn’t seem to affect regular typing. Outlook Calendars You can merge calendar …

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Memorable Passwords, Phishing, and Troubleshooting

Memorable Passwords, Phishing, and Troubleshooting When Troubleshooting, Don’t Overthink It If your computer is acting erratically, try basic troubleshooting first. This could include powering the machine down, then back up, closing windows and quitting programs. Also, don’t forget about external devices, as sometimes disconnecting these can resolve the issue. Try disconnecting the keyboard, mouse, track pad, etc. to see if …

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Email Encryption, Send Limits, and Equipment Replacement

Email Encryption, Send Limits, and Equipment Replacement Equipment Replacement Often, sticker shock steers us to purchase cheaper solutions, but these decisions can come at a cost. That cost could be increased down time or more frequent service calls due to equipment failures. Replacement equipment should be of the same or higher quality than the item replaced. For example, Decypher would …

Important Security Update – Petya Cyberattack

What is Petya? This ransomware is a variant of an older attack, dubbed “Petya,” except this time the attack uses EternalBlue to target Windows systems—the same exploit behind the infamous WannaCry attack. While this variant appears to be an upgraded version of Petya, there is no confirmation that this attack is from the same author. It differs from typical ransomware …