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Computer Security Seminar – Protect Yourself and Your Business!

I’m proud to be presenting at the Wisconsin Business Owners Lunch & Learn, Friday, May 26th, at the Best Western Midway in Brookfield.  Details below.  I’ve been an Organizer of Wisconsin Business Owners for some years now, and heartily recommend the group.  Great people, a fine venue, awesome food and drink and excellent topics and […]

Facebook Privacy Settings

The classic Facebook privacy hoax made a comeback recently.  While posting some “declaration of  privacy” doesn’t do diddly, there are some steps you should take to be relatively safe.  If you really want to keep your information private, DON’T join Facebook!  In fact, don’t use e-mail either, but that’s another story. Facebook Privacy Settings in detail: […]

Clever Crooks Attempt Email Fraud

Email Fraud Recently, an employee at one of my clients received an e-mail from one of the company’s owners.  It said a wire transfer needs to be made and details would follow. It was signed with just a first name. This attempted email fraud looked very legitimate – luckily, the recipient noticed a dash in the […]

Email Security for Milwaukee Area Small Businesses

Mullarky Business Systems offers the Barracuda Email Security Service to Small Businesses. Now there is a ‘big-business’ solution to email security at a small business price.   There’s an initial setup fee, then the service costs $1 per mailbox per month thereafter. Obviously, we’re not going to make a lot of money doing this – that’s not the point. This […]

Anthem Hacked (Blue Cross)

Hacked! Here’s another very large data breach. Anthem Inc. reports that hackers accessed a database with about 80 million records in it. If you are one of their customers (and even if you’re not), change your passwords. Change your passwords occasionally and don’t use the same password for everything. The article doesn’t mention HIPPA or […]

Poweliks Malware Removal

Poweliks Malware Removal I just got done cleaning a “Poweliks” infection from a client’s PC in Muskego. It went undetected by two anti-virus / anti-malware products. Symptoms of this Trojan horse include slow performance, high disk activity, lots of connections displayed when you type netstat at a command prompt, and powershell appears in task manager […]

Free LogMeIn Party is Over – Free LogMeIn now starts at $229/year

Free LogMeIn was good while it lasted. On January 28th, free LogMeIn product will no longer exist. The free product would allow up to 10 computers per account. Now, to access 10 computers, you must buy “Pro”, at $229/year. Alternatively, you could purchase a LogMeIn Central subscription for $299/year. At the moment, LogMeIn Central still allows […]

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Meraki Networking Products

Meraki Networking We are now a Cisco Meraki Networking partner and can offer Meraki Networking products to Milwaukee, Waukesha, and Jefferson County businesses. Meraki manufactures wireless access points, switches and firewalls.  Their goal was to simplify management of these devices by using a web interface in the cloud.  Once the device is connected and sees the […]

Technology Review

Annual Technology Review Technology review time!  January is an excellent time to think about the advances in technology that you’ve made over the past year and what you want to accomplish in the coming year. Start by thinking about the changes you’ve made in 2012 and what the benefits are.  When you take stock, you’ll find […]