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Pandemic Resources

Resources, information and tools for businesses and remote workers unaccustomed to working from outside the office.Computer Service, Network Support, Consulting, Sanford, Maine
This page is dedicated to providing links to what is hoped to be helpful information for the community as we adapt to the Coronavirus pandemic. Cybercriminals take advantage in …… https://customcomputer.me/blogs/covid-19-resources

Mobile Devices: Convenient and Useful, but Present Special Risks

Most of us use smart phones for business and our personal lives, and uses are growing. However, due to their size, rendering of content often obscures information that would more readily identify malicious content. Here are tips to make your use less pron…
Who doesn't have a smartphone? We conduct business from them, run our homes, shop, bank and track our health from them. How many have given up landline phones and only use thei…… https://customcomputer.me/blogs/mobile-devices-convenient-and-useful-present-special-risks

Think you are too small to be targeted by a cybercriminal? Think again.

Do you have a false sense of security? Small businesses actually make fairly lucrative targets and impacts on the small business can be more harmful than for larger ones.
When I meet with clients, especially SMBs, I often hear them say that they feel their business is too insignificant to be a target of cyber-criminals. Why would someone go after …… https://customcomputer.me/blogs/think-you-are-too-small-be-targeted-cybercriminal-think-again

Loss of Data: Causes and Prevention

The time and resources that technology saves are invaluable, but this convenience has a very ugly side. This convenience brings costs, which could include irreparable financial, professional, and social damage. The technology that is designed to make life…
The adoption of technology from the simplest of matters to the most complex problems has rendered us heavily dependent on it. We love paying our bills minutes before they are due…… https://customcomputer.me/blogs/loss-data-causes-and-prevention

Everyday Human Error Can Affect Data Protection

Are you under the impression that data loss is all about putting up firewalls to protect against evil cyberattacks? Some of the biggest sources of data loss include sloppiness, human error, and just plain forgetfulness.
Are you under the impression that data loss is all about putting up firewalls to protect against evil cyberattacks? Some of the biggest sources of data loss include sloppiness,…… https://customcomputer.me/blogs/everyday-human-error-can-affect-data-protection

SMBs: It is Hackers v. You - Don't Let Them Score

Small to mid-sized businesses can be easy and lucrative targets for cybercriminals because they are typically less protected than large corporations and often have valuable information such as credit card information, Social Security numbers, addresses, d…
Selling stolen IDs and other personal data is a lucrative trade for hackers. They are always looking for sources where vital information is stored. As a small to midsize busine…… https://customcomputer.me/blogs/smbs-it-hackers-v-you-dont-let-them-score

Everyone loves cookies--even cybercriminals

When you visit a site, probably for the first time or from a new device or browser, you will see an alert that mentions the site uses Cookies to offer you a more personalized experience and asks you if you are okay with it. What are these cookies and what…
When you visit a site, probably for the first time or from a new device or browser, you will see an alert that mentions the site uses cookies to offer you a more personalized e…… https://customcomputer.me/blogs/everyone-loves-cookies-even-cybercriminals

Understand your cookie to manage it better!

There are 3 kinds of cookies, each having different functions. While cookies by themselves are harmless, cybercriminals can use them as a medium to attack you virtually. So, how do you manage cookies effectively to stay safe?
  Session Cookies There are 3 kinds of cookies, each having different functions. One of them is session cookies. If it weren’t for session cookies, you wouldn&…… https://customcomputer.me/blogs/understand-your-cookie-manage-it-better

System & software updates: Why you shouldn’t be skipping them for later

We all know how annoying it can be when you get a pop-up asking if you’d like to update it or worse still, your system starts to update itself. But putting them off can put you at risk of compromise or malfunction.
We all know how annoying it can be when you get a pop-up asking if you’d like to update it or worse still, your system starts to update itself. The general tendency is to…… https://customcomputer.me/blogs/system-software-updates-why-you-shouldnt-be-skipping-them-later

Ransomware Part I

The daily reports of cybercrime are important reminders about the need to protect your business from malicious behavior that could threaten the success of your business. One of the most troublesome has been the development of ransomware. Ransomware is a t…
The daily reports of cybercrime are important reminders about the need to protect your business from malicious behavior that could threaten the success of your business. There …… https://customcomputer.me/blogs/ransomware-part-i