Eventually, every single hard drive at your company will fail. No hard drive is meant to last forever. The longest likely lifespan for a hard drive is 5 years...and that’s a generous estimate. It’s more likely that your hard drive will fail much sooner. However, there are ways you can take care of your hard drive to extend its life.
Amarillo may seem like a small, tight-knit community. Even as business owners, we don’t often think about things like internet security and hackers. Amarillo is bustling with small to medium sized local businesses and each of those businesses is at risk to having their information breached and stolen, whether we want to admit it or not. Small businesses actually make a desirable target for criminal hackers because they often don’t take the right security measures to protect not only their data, but also their customers’ data.
New challenges will arise in 2017. Ransomware will branch out into different variants and become harder to prevent as well planned attackers become smarter. Non-desktop devices such as mobile devices and iwatches will become a larger focus for hackers. Adobe, Apple & Business Email softwares have all been looked at as possible targets for attacks in the next year. Here are a few of our predictions for 2017:
Windows 10 has been available for a little over 6 months now. In the beginning, the new operating system had its fair share of bugs and issues but after many updates and fixes, Windows 10 is running smoothly on almost all PCs. It’s about time you upgraded, especially if you’re running Windows 8 (or if you’re just tired of seeing the upgrade pop-up every time you startup your system).
Thanksgiving is right around the corner and if you are hosting the feast this year, you are probably scrambling around, trying to get ready for the big day and getting your house spick and span so your guests don’t judge you. But there’s one area in our homes that we often overlook when it’s time for relatives to come over. It is an undoubtedly popular place among both young and old. It’s your PC.
Last week Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook announced that the social networking site would be implementing a sort of “dislike” button. Well, not exactly. Zuckerberg hinted that the new button would be more of an “empathy” button that could be used to express condolences on sad posts instead of awkwardly “liking” it.
It’s Windows 10 Eve! Tonight at Midnight of July 29, 2015 Microsoft will begin rolling out upgrades to Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 users. The upgrade will first go to Windows 10 Insiders, then to those who made a reservation months or weeks ago, and finally to everyone else. The upgrade won’t be done automatically and you will have to tell your PC when it’s okay to upgrade.
It’s been a rough week for Adobe Flash. On Monday, July 13, 2015, the Firefox internet browser blocked Adobe Flash Player by default and Facebook’s chief security officer called upon Adobe to announce an end-of-life date for Flash. This all comes after finding out that Hacking Team, a spyware organization, was using Flash to remotely take over victims’ computers and infect them. Flash has been notoriously vulnerable over the years.
If you own a Samsung Galaxy smartphone you are more than likely vulnerable to the prying eyes and ears of hackers. A security flaw in the Galaxy allows hackers to install malware on your phone and listen in on your phone calls.