20 10, 2014

SSL 3.0 Vulnerable to POODLE Attacks

By |October 20th, 2014|Blog Posts, Computer Safety Tips, Tips|0 Comments

Google researchers Bodo Möller, Thai Duong and Krzysztof Kotowicz have discovered a flaw in SSL 3.0′s design that makes it susceptible to attacks with POODLE, which stands for Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption. POODLE was developed by the three at Google for their research paper. Lets start of by explaining what each of these things are in more detail. SSL 3.0 SSL (secure sockets [...]

28 04, 2014

MAJOR INTERNET EXPLORER SECURITY FLAW

By |April 28th, 2014|Blog Posts, Computer Safety Tips|0 Comments

MAJOR INTERNET EXPLORER SECURITY FLAW REVEALED BY MICROSOFT On Saturday, April 26th, Microsoft issued a security advisory outlining the first significant security flaw since support for WindowsXP ended earlier this month: a remote code execution vulnerability discovered in Internet Explorer 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11.According to cybersecurity firm FireEye, this vulnerability is being exploited by a sophisticated group of hackers targeting US companies [...]

13 04, 2014

What the Heartbleed security bug means for you

By |April 13th, 2014|Blog Posts, Computer Safety Tips, Computer Virus Articles|0 Comments

Internet security experts are scrambling to patch an alarming encryption vulnerability that has exposed millions of passwords and personal information, including credit-card numbers, email accounts and a wide range of online commerce. How big of a deal is this? Some reports suggest as many as two-thirds of the sites on the Internet are using OpenSSL, the encryption code that we now know is flawed and [...]

1 12, 2013

Cyber Monday Safety Tips

By |December 1st, 2013|Blog Posts, Computer Safety Tips|0 Comments

If you staying home this Black Friday weekend, opting instead for online shopping, you're likely avoiding the mobs of shoppers and keeping yourself safe from flying elbows and possibly getting trampled in the crowds.But for the growing number of people who prefer to shop on Cyber Monday rather than face the crowds at the mall, be warned; shopping online isn't entirely safe, either. With so [...]

6 11, 2013

Five Things to Consider When Buying a Laptop Computers

By |November 6th, 2013|Blog Posts, Computer Safety Tips|0 Comments

Purchasing a laptop computer is a large investment, and one that can be complicated by all of the options, manufacturers, and technical mumbo-jumbo that needs to be sifted through. Before you spend a lot of money on a laptop, it is important to spend a little time considering some basics that may affect the decision-making process. This Tech Tip will take a look at five [...]

24 10, 2013

Tips For Securing Your Wireless Connection

By |October 24th, 2013|Blog Posts, Computer Safety Tips, Managed Services|0 Comments

With over 50% of people admitting to having used someone else's wireless internet wwithout permission, how can you stop your neighbors from stealing your Wi-Fi connection? Securing your wireless network is just a matter of following a few simple tips:        Use encryption Wireless routers give you the option of encrypting your data, so bank details and passwords can't be intercepted. Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA and [...]

20 10, 2013

Simple Steps to Defend Against Viruses, Spyware and Adware

By |October 20th, 2013|Blog Posts, Computer Safety Tips, Computer Virus Articles|0 Comments

Use antivirus software Install anti-virus software on all of your desktops and servers, and ensure they are kept up to date. Because new viruses can spread extremely quickly, it is important to have an updating infrastructure in place which can update all the computers in your company seamlessly, frequently, and at short notice.RCS Technology Solutions, solutions can be automatically updated, ensuring the latest virus and [...]

1 10, 2013

Simple Steps to Network Security: Device Passwords and Key Locks

By |October 1st, 2013|Blog Posts, Computer Safety Tips, Managed Services|0 Comments

Allowing, family friend, and employees to use their personal mobile devices for work can provide a multitude of advantages: productivity, simpler connectivity, access to the resources they need from virtually anywhere. But along with the benefits, bring your own device (BYOD) opens the door to risks, including security vulnerabilities, data leakage, compliance and potential liability issues.The magnitude of the problem is big, considering millions of [...]

17 09, 2013

5 CRUCIAL UPGRADES

By |September 17th, 2013|Blog Posts, Computer Safety Tips, Managed Services|0 Comments

“Upgrade” —  Can strike fear in the hearts of humble computer users.Upgrading doesn’t have to be a dreaded deed, especially when the health and safety of your computers are on the line. Don’t believe us? Take a look at the recent changes announced by Microsoft. Along with the retirement of its CEO, Steve Ballmer, in August  — and the heated search for his successor — [...]

28 08, 2013

5 Password Management Tools and Why You Need to Use Them

By |August 28th, 2013|Blog Posts, Computer Safety Tips, Managed Services|0 Comments

Need a reminder of why strong passwords should be at the top of your technological priority list? Consider the story of Houston, TX, parents Marc and Lauren Gilbert, who on August 10th discovered a hacker had compromised their video baby monitor and was shouting lewd comments at their sleeping two-year-old daughter.    How did it happen? According to the family’s Internet service provider, a weak [...]