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Inside the Tech Support Scam Ecosystem | On the Wire

A pair of doctoral students and their advisor, looking for insights into the inner workings of tech support scams, spent eight months collecting data on and studying the tactics and infrastructure of the scammers, using a purpose-built tool. What they uncovered is a...

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This Is the Data Microsoft Collects from Your Windows 10 PC

The firm publishes list of details collected at Basic level Microsoft has just revealed the information it collects from Windows 10 computers, as part of the company’s efforts to address privacy complaints and comply with requirements from European watchdogs who...

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Windows Still King of the Desktop

Statistics show Windows is dominating the desktop world Linux has become a more powerful alternative to Windows, there’s no doubt about that, but this still doesn’t necessarily mean Microsoft is anywhere close to losing the number one position on the desktop. And...

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15 Year Anniversary

Today we celebrate our 15th year in business. April Fool's Day of 2002 I quit my job and started a business in my home. I had a hundred dollar in my bank account. That was gone after buying a box of CAT5 networking cable and a tank of gas. I tell you every year how...

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Ransomware

Ransomware is about the worst thing to ever happened to computers. I can think of nothing worse. What is Ransomware? This is a nasty program that encrypts your files and then charges you money to get your files back. The last one I dealt with wanted $2500. Antivirus...

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Storm Season

The storm season is upon us once again. I want to remind everyone about the risk of electrical damage. We have some severe electrical storms in our area. I have seen lightening damage not just the computers and network equipment, but HVAC units, coffee makers, TVs,...

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Which State Has the Fastest Internet? – Broadview Networks

How fast is the internet in your state? Broadview Networks combed through the data to see which states are winning (and losing) the speed race. Washington D.C. has the fastest internet in the United States—is anyone surprised? We dug into Akamai’s State of the...

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CDE Upgrades March 2017

By now most of you with CDE as your Internet provider are excited about the speed increases from 50 Mbps to 250 Mbps. This is awesome, especially since there is no additional charge. However, most people's router is only capable of 100 Mbps. So you are going to need a...

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