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Network Week In Review: A Flexible Partnership With IT Professionals

It’s hard to see how investing in your company’s IT services would be as incentivizing as other investments that might deliver a more tangible ROI. However, ensuring that your IT department has a competent team that’s up-to-date on the latest cyber security knowledge and has access to the latest software to allow them to do their jobs well is a sounder investment than you might think.

Investing in your IT services is a little like buckling your seat belt before you drive to work in the morning. You’re certainly not planning on getting in a crash that day, but you know that if you do, the seat belt will keep you safe, or at least mitigate the bodily damage the crash could cause.…

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Network Week In Review: How The Dog Days Of Summer Can Wreak Havoc On Your Technology.

The dog days of summer are here, and it’s hot out! Homeowners and business owners alike are bracing for their upcoming power bills as they run their air conditioners around the clock trying to keep cool. But for many business owners, it’s not just about keeping your team cool – it’s also about keeping your technology cool.

Every piece of technology you use is susceptible to heat damage. Sometimes they overheat due to internal issues. Maybe they’re processing a lot of data. Or maybe the internal cooling system isn’t enough. But they can also overheat due to external issues, such as high summer temperatures and inadequate air conditioning.…

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Network Week In Review: Here A Phish, There A Phish.

We’ve all heard the horror movie trope, “The call is coming from inside the house!”. While that may be a tool to build suspense in the movies, it’s more accurate than you think for business cybersecurity.

The biggest threats to cybersecurity in your business aren’t faceless internet hackers. They’re the people that are already inside your business. The Ponemon report on insider threats brought some interesting data points to light as it explored this often-overlooked facet of cybersecurity.

A single security breach could lead to data loss, unplanned downtime, and damage to businesses, their client’s, and your personal reputation. Unfortunately, we live and work in a time when you can no longer be reactive to cyber threats.…

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Network Week In Review: How To Enable Remote Work Without Exposing Your Entire Business To Cybercriminals

A record number of businesses said goodbye to the traditional in-office work model in 2020. They embraced the remote work model as they adapted to the new COVID-19 reality. It was a huge shift that came with many challenges, and some of those challenges are still felt today.

One of those challenges was – and is – cyber security. Businesses wanted to get their remote workforce up and running, but there were a lot of questions about how they would keep their newly remote employees secure.

So, how can you enable remote work while keeping your business and your employees secure?…

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TEK On The Street: Chronicles Of The Infamous Phishing E-mail

Professionally, or personally, it can be easy to be currently overwhelmed by this current epidemic, but we are continuing to stay thankful and continue to move forward. That said, we’ve seen the adjustment of the transition from office to home ignite within just hours or a few short days.

Data Security is just not about computers and servers anymore! In addition, data security is not just for the cyber attack, it’s for any data incident that could happen. These events result in backend rules that have been created by Threat Actors which can result in critical and highly sensitive information to be forwarded to hackers’ mailboxes.…

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TEK On The Street: Go Ahead, Try Your Luck. There’s An App For That.

Google will allow gambling apps, casino games, and sports betting platforms on the Play Store. Ads for these apps will also be allowed, but their serving will be very strictly controlled. Until now, the Play Store has allowed content and services that facilitate online gambling apps in only a few countries worldwide, most notably France, Ireland, and the U.K. While Google also allows certain gambling apps in Brazil, the offerings are limited to those approved by Caixa Economica Federal, a government-owned financial institution.

The developers of these apps will have to acquire the relevant license in accordance with their country’s laws.…

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TEK On The Street: Chat Apps That Help You Stay in Touch With Your Friends via Texts, Calls & More!

 

One of the most popular Indian chat apps, Hike Messenger (now known as Hike Sticker Chat), has announced its abrupt shutdown. While some of its features will find their way to related apps, this practically means that many of you will need to start searching for the best Hike Messenger alternatives.

 

12/ Today we’re announcing that we will be sunsetting StickerChat in Jan’21.

We thank you all for giving us your trust. We wouldn’t be here without you ❤️

All your data will be available to download in the app. Your HikeMoji will continue to be available in both Vibe & Rush!

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TEK On The Street: Those Copy Cats!

Crooks are copying legitimate apps and lace them with “out-of-context” adware components. Users are having difficulty realizing which app is serving the intrusive ads. The apps have been removed from the Play Store, but only after 10 million people downloaded them. A team of researchers at ‘Satori Threat Intelligence’ has found 164 copycat Android apps that have a total of 10 million downloads on the Play Store. Google has already removed all of them following the relevant reports, but a large number of people may still be using them on their devices.

All of these apps mimic popular software projects like mobile AV tools or games, but in reality, they are just adware.…

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TEK On The Street: Cyberpunk 2077, The Bugs Got To Go!

Not only have users had it with Cyberpunk 2077, but Sony has also decided to pull Cyberpunk 2077 from the PlayStation Store after numerous complaints and money-back requests from a large number of customers who were disappointed by the quality of the game. Users have flooded social media with hilarious in-game clips revealing all sorts of bugs.

SIE strives to ensure a high level of customer satisfaction, and we will begin to offer a full refund for all gamers who have purchased Cyberpunk 2077 via PlayStation Store and want a refund. Please visit the following link to initiate the refund: https://t.co/DEZlC0LmUG

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TEK On The Street: We Want Freedom

The jailbreak app store ‘Cydia’ has submitted a lawsuit against Apple, making anti-trust allegations. The unofficial app store requires a passage into the official iOS market, as well as “fair-play” assurances. This is yet another problem added on the same pile for Apple, after Epic Games, Spotify, Blix, and Tile. Cydia, “the original app store for the iOS platform,” is suing Apple, alleging anti-competitive behavior that pushes third-party stores outside the valuable ecosystem.

This is exactly what the ‘Coalition for App Fairness’ has been trying to achieve, with its members grown to 45 today. So, Cydia is joining the fight with a lawsuit submitted in the US District Court of California.…

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