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Flaws in CPU Architecture Could Be Exploitable

On January 3rd, information about a vulnerability that affects many computing devices was released. The flaws are present in the CPU (Central Processing Unit) which is the “brain”, or the part of a computer that performs all the processing of information. The flaws could allow an attacker to read information that the processor has accessed. Continue Reading

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5 Tips for Recognizing Online Scams

Let’s face it, the online world is full of scammers, hackers and thieves. Being in the IT industry, I see the effects it can have on a company or individual. Even with the best antivirus software, the most secure firewall, and the latest operating system – you can still be a victim. That’s because hackers Continue Reading

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Avoiding the Chrome “Not Secure” Warning

Chrome “Not Secure” Wondering about the Chrome “Not Secure” warning that appears when you visit certain websites? Read on to find out how their new SSL policy effects you as an internet user and as a website owner. When it comes to internet browsers, Google Chrome is at the top with over 1 billion users Continue Reading

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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