Reboot every couple of days

Please keep your computer running, but reboot it every couple of days to keep it running optimally. We all know that the first thing most IT support folks will ask you to do to resolve a problem is to reboot your computer (You did reboot before you called, didn’t you?).  But did you realize that…

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Protect yourself from email phishing

You are not safe from personalized attacks just because you work for a small business. Since most businesses are of the small to medium size, and since personalized 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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