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Tech Fixes: Finding Your PC's Windows Product Key So You Can Reinstall Windows

Posted by Mauricio Cornejo on Tue, Mar 10, 2015

How To Find Your PC's Windows Product Key So You Can Reinstall Windows

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Topics: Tech Fixes

Tech Fixes: How to Avoid Ransomware Exploitation

Posted by Philip Tang on Fri, Mar 06, 2015

Ransomware infects a victim's computer, encrypting a majority of important files and essentially holding them hostage

A bank robber and a cyber criminal both take hostages in an attempt to steal money - the former uses people as hostages, the latter your personal computer files

What is Ransomware?

Ransomware is the tool by which cyber criminals exploit unwary computer users, particularly users of Windows XP, Vista, 7 or 8. Whereas a robber stealing from physical banks may hold innocents hostage with a gun to their heads, a cyber criminal uses malicious software to lock down your files.  Just as a teller may be pressured to stuff money into the robber's brown burlap sack in this situation, you may be forced to pay the cyber criminal's ransom to regain access your precious files. 

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Topics: Data Security, Tech Fixes

Tech Fixes: Seven Steps to Creating Layers of IT Security For Your Data

Posted by Cathie Briggette on Mon, Feb 23, 2015

Is_my_data_safeProtecting your data is like any other IT security challenge, it is about creating layers of protection.  The idea of layering security is very simple:  You CANNOT and SHOULD NOT rely on just one security mechanism, such as a password to protect something that is very sensitive to your business.  If that security mechanism fails, you have nothing left to protect your information.

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Topics: Data Security, Tech Fixes, IT Services

Tech Fixes: Methods to Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft

Posted by Philip Tang on Fri, Feb 20, 2015

The 201 CMR 17 demands companies to safeguard personal information, but taking action on your own will make you even safer.Identity_Theft

Thanks to Massachusetts General Law 93H (MGL 93H) and 201 CMR 17, state businesses have been mandated to produce comprehensive data security programs to protect their customers' personal information since 2010.  

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Topics: 201CMR17.00, Data Security, Tech Fixes

Tech Fixes: Oh No! I have been infected by CryptoWall - What should I do?

Posted by Cathie Briggette on Tue, Sep 30, 2014

Pavis - Get Protected- Back up your data

The cybercriminals behind the CryptoWall ransomware have stepped up their game!

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Topics: Disaster Recovery, Managed Services, Tech Fixes