Azure O365 Cloud by HDF – Azure Network

What is an Azure O365 Cloud by HDF network, and how does it work?   This article describes an Azure O365 Cloud by HDF Network, and how a client using one logs in, accesses files, etc. Article Index: Primary Article: The top/primary article. Description of an OnPrem Network: How a typical non-Azure O365 Cloud by…

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What can Mario teach us about patching computers?

Explaining why software keeps needing to be patched. I was out to dinner with some friends the other night when the topic of Viruses came up. A friend asked why we need to keep patching our OS.  Wouldn’t all the holes be patched eventually? I explained that despite the thousands of person hours that go into…

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Protect yourself from email phishing

You are not safe from email attacks just because you work for a small business. Since most businesses are of the small to medium size, and since email attacks are so easy to implement, criminals are focusing more of their time on you. If you are a client, you have HDF & Associates implementing security…

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Windows 7: End of support in 2020

One of Microsoft’s most successful operating systems is gradually approaching the end of its lifecycle : in 1.5 years’ time, Windows 7’s extended support will finally expire. For all customers with Windows 7 PCs, this means there will be no security updates, patches, and no more technical support from Microsoft as of January 14, 2020. More…

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Meltdown and Spectre – What you need to know

Please help us to help you and your organization: Be EXTRA vigilant with your computer activities! Computer researchers have recently found out that the main chip in most modern computers—the CPU—has two hardware bugs. They are really design flaws in the hardware that has been there for years. This is a big deal because it…

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WannaCry virus on the loose – What you should do now!

Please check your Windows computer to make sure you are getting critical Microsoft patches. A dangerous virus has been spreading rapidly.  Because of a flaw in most Microsoft operating systems, this virus is able to attack without assistance, and if you are not protected you could lose access to all data files on your computer.…

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