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Potential Hurricane Harvey Phishing Scams

Potential Hurricane Harvey Phishing Scams US-CERT warns users to remain vigilant for malicious cyber activity seeking to capitalize on interest in Hurricane Harvey. Users are advised to exercise caution in handling any email with subject line, attachments, or hyperlinks related to Hurricane Harvey, even if it appears to originate from a trusted source. Fraudulent emails Continue Reading

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The IRS Issued An Urgent Warning Against An IRS / FBI-Themed Ransomware Phishing Attack

WASHINGTON, August 28, 2017 — The Internal Revenue Service warned people to avoid a new phishing scheme that impersonates the IRS and the FBI as part of a ransomware scam to take computer data hostage. The IRS said: “The scam email uses the emblems of both the IRS and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It Continue Reading

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Our Top 5 Picks for Productivity Apps

Our Top 5 Picks for Productivity Apps With over 2.2 million apps in the Apple App store, it can be hard to know which ones are useful. Our IT staff has compiled a list of their top 5 picks for productivity apps below. Microsoft OneDrive- File & Photo Cloud Storage This app is a must Continue Reading

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5 Useful Websites

Everyone likes useful websites. Here is a listing of the top 5 favorites here at Burgess Technology Services. Snopes.com Everyday, social media users read “scientific” claims on social media or read stories so outrageous, that it makes one wonder about the story’s legitimacy. Is there really a new, rare tick that burrows under our skin undetected? Does cooking with Continue Reading

Technology to Help Your Nonprofit Succeed

Technology to Help Your Nonprofit Succeed

Tight budgets are the reality for many organizations but even more so for nonprofit organizations. Yet, nonprofits also need to be able to compete and interact in the business world. Having the right technology can make a big difference and help a nonprofit achieve its greater mission. Here are a few ways a nonprofit can Continue Reading

Tips on Identifying Phishing Emails

Tips on Identifying Phishing Emails

Do you know how to spot a phishing email? A phishing email is a danger to everyone, personal computer users and business computer users alike. Theses types of emails are designed to trick the recipient into performing a certain action. Typically, this action involves clicking on links within the email, which contain viruses or that automatically install Continue Reading

Technology End-of-Life & Why It Matters to You

Technology End-of-Life & Why It Matters to You

What is Technology End of Life? Technology end-of-life is an important aspect for anyone who owns a computer or is responsible for a computer network. It essentially means that a piece of software or hardware is in its final stages of existence and needs to be replaced soon, if it hasn’t been already. The manufacturers Continue Reading

Increasing Laptop Functionality with Docking Stations or Port Replicators

Increasing Laptop Functionality with Docking Stations or Port Replicators

Today’s marketplace demands mobility. We meet clients on the go, meet with colleagues in our favorite corner coffee shop; we seek a quiet spot to write that big proposal or revise our manuscript for the umpteenth time, so we head to the cozy, downtown bookstore where a hot cup of tea and friendly welcome await. Continue Reading

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Risky (Email) Business: The Dangers Lurking in your Inbox

As we find ourselves in the midst of the holiday season, we also find ourselves wading through an increase of email messages in our inbox. Retailers work feverishly to stand out among a sea of others, all vying for our holiday dollars. Colleagues seek to wrap up those end of year projects before vacation and friends & family send Continue Reading