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Remote Worker Setup and Support is Our Response to COVID-19

Whether for Remote Worker Setup or traditional network support…Contacting MBS During the Crisis: We are working from home as much as possible.   You may still reach us by phone or e-mail.   We are on the “essential worker” list, so we will make on-site visits if necessary, but we prefer to avoid them until this passes.  […]

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Aerial View of Racine, Wisconsin to illustrate Overcoming Ransomware article

Racine Hit By Ransomware; Overcoming Ransomware

Overcoming ransomware:  the City of Racine was hit with a ransomware attack on Friday, January 31st.  They are still working to recover.  This type of attack is one of the reasons behind several recommendations we’ve been making consistently for years. Here’s a typical scenario for overcoming ransomware:  Redirected folders store users’ documents, pictures, and desktop […]

Windows 7 Expiring

Windows 7 Expiring

Windows 7 Expiring Windows 7 was one of Microsoft’s best products. It was very stable and easy to work with. But, all good things come to an end, and Microsoft is discontinuing extended support in mid-January. Windows 7 expiring means no more security updates. Some of you may wonder what the big deal is – […]

Image of empty shelves to illustrate post: Intel Shortages Continue

Intel Shortages Continue

Here we are, in December, and Intel’s chip supply issue is no better – actually worse – than when I wrote of the problem in May. My go-to computer for business use, the HP ProDesk 400 G6 with an Intel i5 processor and an SSD drive, is now a tough find.  Very tough. I have […]

Cytracom Logo for Mullarky Business Systems Partners page and post

See the new Mullarky Business Systems Partners Page

We have a new Mullarky Business Systems Partners page.    Find the page (much like this post) at https://www.mbswi.com/about/mullarky-business-systems-partners/ Mullarky business systems is proud to work with many fine global, national and Wisconsin firms – all there to help us do a better job of serving you, our clients.  Here’s a sampling of Mullarky Business Systems Partners:Datto – […]

VoIP Services, Business Phones

VoIP Services Proudly Offered by Mullarky Business Systems

Enterprise-Grade VoIP Services for SMBs Mullarky Business Systems offers a complete voice solution for small to medium-sized businesses with our cloud-based Cytracom VoIP services platform. Our platform surpasses traditional premise-based PBXs by offering new advanced features and functionality. Beyond that, our solution frees you from the constraints of typical legacy phone systems — CAPEX, ongoing […]

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Avoid Common Passwords and Improve Your Security

One of my favorite things “found on the web” is the list of 10,000 Most Common Passwords compiled by Mark Burnett at Xato.net That list is six years old as I write this and since then, Mark has complied a new list of 10 million passwords.  He did not actually publish them on his site, or provide […]

Spectre / Meltdown Processor Flaw

A flaw in Intel processors, and at least some AMD processors, results in a giant security hole. The name “Spectre” comes from the processor’s speculative execution feature. This is what is exploited. “Meltdown” is the method of exploiting the flaw. If your computer has a processor, you are affected. The fix is to update your operating […]

Show Your File Extensions To Avoid Malware

A common tactic with malware involves a file naming scheme. By default, Windows hides file extensions of known file types. A file will show as “Resume” for example. If this is a Word document, it will display a Microsoft Word icon. If it’s a PDF file, it will display an Adobe icon. The icon displayed, […]

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