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The Ransomware Solution

Yet another news story this morning about a school hit with Ransomware and paying the $28,000 extortion fee. It’s not a matter of pay the ransom or lose files. A ransomware solution exists, right now, that will protect you and cost less than paying the extortion. Read More

Bytechnicalguy

The 3-2-1 Backup Rule – How To Implement It

Do you know the 3-2-1 backup rule? It is a fundamental principle for protecting your data. Following the 3-2-1 backup rule will ensure you have good copies of your data to go to when a failure occurs in your organization.
Learn it and plan for it up front and you will be protected when disaster strikes. Read More

ByStephen Powell

Out of Office

Having an automated response while away has been a staple of modern communication technology for years now, especially in the business world. When we’re away, we need our contacts to know that so they don’t think they’re being ignored! It’s also helpful to be able to automatically let people know when you plan to be back, and other messages.

Mark the days on the work calendar, set your mobile to the extended absence voicemail, ask your neighbours to watch your place.

But what about Email?

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ByStephen Powell

Should I switch to IMAP?

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IMAP or POP for my Email?

What’s the difference?

Should I care?

 

This is a question I get asked a lot as an IT Specialist. It’s best answered by explaining the difference between IMAP and POP.

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ByStephen Powell

WordPress & Updates

Should you update WordPress?

The easy answer is “Yes”

Just as hackers are constantly creating new ways to breach security, developers are always finding and fixing vulnerabilities in their software. It’s a constant battle that will never end. Updates to your WordPress version are very important to get.

The more complicated answer is “Yes… but not right away”

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ByStephen Powell

WordPress Security Tips

WordPress is rapidly becoming one of the most popular CMS (Content Management System) to use for a website. Because of this, more and more developers are creating new and amazing templates and plugins for it every day.

Unfortunately, there is a down side to popularity as well. It is also one of the most popular targets for malicious activity.

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Bytechnicalguy

Heartbleed bug

Hey everyone, just to let you know that all our hosting web servers were either not affected or have been already updated.

Cloudpocket server are NOT affected by the Heartbleed bug!

(If you’re not hosting with us and would like to transfer your website over please fire off an email to support@cloudpockets.com)

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Bytechnicalguy

Never Use The Default Username

We get busy. Our day is full of activities, so we try to look for the fastest, easiest way to accomplish things. When installing software we tend to accept the defaults – click-click-click-done!
Here’s a good lesson on why to NOT accept the defaults when installing software, especially if that software is foundational or critical to the business. Read More

Bytechnicalguy

How To Make New Year’s Resolutions Stick

It’s been a week now since New Year’s 2014 – do you remember your New Year’s Resolutions? If not, why not? They seemed so important at the time, what happened?
How can we use technology to make sure we remember and accomplish our New Year’s Resolutions? Read More

Bytechnicalguy

Winter Solstice 2013

Today, December 21, 2013 is the Winter Solstice. This means that for us here in the Norther Hemisphere the sun it at its lowest point of the year and starting tomorrow the days start getting longer again!

I don’t know about you, but I am very pleased at that prospect!

You can read more at Wikipedia