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The Connected Home

For some time now, experts have been touting the next great breakthrough in technology. No, it’s not a robot to do your dishes, walk the dog or drive you to work. Technology is getting less expensive, more advanced and finding its way into the home in many new ways. “Smart home” has been coined to Continue Reading

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How to Protect Your Computer against CryptoLocker

What is CryptoLocker ? The CryptoLocker Ransomware is a software threat that affects Microsoft® Windows systems running Windows 8, Windows 7 and XP Operating Systems.  It first surfaced in 2013 and has been wreaking havoc on computers and business across the globe since that time. “[This] Ransomware is a type of malicious software (malware) that infects Continue Reading

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Vulnerability Scanning Solutions Now Offered

Burgess Computer is pleased to announce we now offer Vulnerability Scanning Solutions! Having partnered with a well-known provider of managed security assessments, Burgess Computer can complement our managed support services to help you better achieve PCI, HIPAA and NCUA regulatory compliance objectives. Vulnerability Scanning Solutions (VSS) are a cornerstone element of any information security program. Continue Reading


No Deal for Ransomware Hackers Thanks to Cloud Backup

A dental practice hit by CryptoLocker avoided paying ransom for its data by restoring sensitive patient records from a cloud backup. Cyber-crime is relentless and devastating, costing U.S. businesses in excess of $100 billion each year.  An increasingly common tactic employed by cyber-criminals is to steal and encrypt business data, then demand ransom for the Continue Reading


Cloudy with a chance of hacking

Straight Tech is published regularly in The Coastal Journal The IT industry continues to evolve rapidly, with new technologies and solutions emerging at every turn. Right now, cloud computing is a buzzword, and I am often asked, “What is it?” and “Is it secure?” With the recent exposure of provocative photos featuring well-known celebrities, the Continue Reading


What Data Should Businesses back up?

Whether it is a natural disaster, theft, fire, equipment failure, viruses or user error, the threats to your business are ever present. Protect your data by choosing a reliable backup solution. Test your backups on a regular basis to ensure that they are working properly and can be used successfully if needed. Also be sure to Continue Reading


A Review of Office 365

Why Office 365 If you own or operate a business, you know firsthand that people, communication & information are three major aspects of daily operations. When they all operate harmoniously, it benefits everyone involved in a way that isn’t possible when one of them is disjointed. As a leading technology partner in Midcoast Maine, we continually review Continue Reading

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Still using Microsoft Server 2003? Read this!

The Problem Microsoft has announced that they are ending support for Server 2003 in July, 2015.  This means that as of this date, Microsoft will stop releasing security updates and non-security hotfixes for any servers running Server 2003, leaving your systems vulnerable to possible security attacks and without support for mission-critical systems. The reason for the Continue Reading

Support Ended for Windows XP

Microsoft ended support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014. If you are still running Windows XP, you will no longer receive any new security updates or non-security hotfixes.  However, it’s not too late to do something about this.  We highly recommend that anyone running Windows XP migrate to a newer version of Windows that Continue Reading