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540,000,000 - The news has become noise

Security Alert: April 3, 2019: 540 Million (540,000,000) FaceBook profiles exposed! It has become to common to keep track of them all.  
Security Advice: Stop using Facebook to log into websites & apps. Using a password manager is the single most effective tool to guarding your privacy online. Facebook is just the vehicle criminals use to loot your information. We use LastPass because it is simple.

We wonder how many Facebook profiles have NOT been exposed.
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Sextortion Scams

SEXTORTION SCAM Have you ever received one of those emails that didn't really make sense but still made the hair stand up on the back of your neck? One of those could start with a message like:“Sendbitcoin right away or else I am sending compromising photos or information to your friends and family.” This is a new variation of an old scam. A little fear-inciting jolt that has you unsure of the nature of what the scammer is talking about… your mind races … How would they have anything I would not want to be exposed? What item or video could they have that I would want to hide? Then you think about the privacy in your own home? What device did they hack? Even if you know the claim is impossible and untrue, it is still very unsettling and a bit frightening. This new version of an old scam is called Sextortion and it preys on your fear of the unknown. How does this scam work? The bad guy tells you they have hacked your device/computer and they will release embarrassing information. They …

Why you need a Battery

Call 10D Tech at 541-243-4103 for local advice and assistance in Salem, Keizer, Corvallis, Albany, Lebanon, and Eugene. We provide Avaya Business Phones, Managed IT, Internet Services and Cyber Security through out Oregon.
The following article is copied and pasted from the Tech Advisory - June, 2017 blog. They could not have said it better.
"Why businesses need a UPSBy EDITOR| Published: JUNE 21, 2017 Power outages caused by utility failure, accidents, and natural disasters such as storms, flooding, or earthquakes are inevitable. There’s very little you can do to prevent any of these from happening, but you can avoid the consequences to your business by using an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS). What is an uninterruptible power supply? An uninterruptible power supply is an essential piece of hardware that protects both your computer and your data. It provides a backup power source in case of main power failures cause…

Simplify your life

#1 Priority: Passwords!

Password Manager: This is the most important of all priorities in securing your network. When we do security talks to groups, nearly everybody raises their hand when asked if they use the same password or a similar password for more than 1 account or website. By using a password manager, you only need to remember a single Master password. We can show you how to make a password that is very difficult to break but easy to remember. A password manager remembers and encrypts the other 587 passwords to your accounts, websites and portals and inputs them securely when you log in. We use LastPass 
We don’t sell it but we use #LastPass because it works and it does simplify our lives.  If you are already using a password manager, Thank you. The basic #LastPass version is free, but you can upgrade to Premium #LastPass for a couple dollars a month. The free versions work great, we have upgraded to premium for som…

Who are the Bad Guys?

Who are the bad guys? Globally the primary bad guys are in 1 of 4 nations, - China, Iran, Russia, North Korea. They are supporting the worst of the bad guys trying to wreak havoc on the rest of the world.  They are on an industrial espionage mission to gather secrets and harm other nations. Conventional Cybercriminals are very active as well but, for them, monetary gain is their primary motivation. Unfortunately, the lines between cybercriminals and the transgressing nations are blurring as many of the nationally supported bad guys are moonlighting to fatten their own bank accounts. In short, the threats are wide-ranging and are coming from many sources. They are not picky, they’ll crash through any unlocked door. You have information to share that will further their efforts. We here at 10D encourage you to protect yourself, which in turn protects us … your neighbor.
If you don’t have a plan, call us, we can help. 541.243.4103

Launched Today - Business grade firewall 2.0 for your home.

Priority: FIREWALLS! – Launched today, the new version of Sophos Home brings business-grade cybersecurity to your home. REALLY important! Your internet service provider can only generically protect you. For your home here is a FREE Sophos software based firewall for each of your computers. For your business, contact 10D Tech for information on our chosen Next-Gen active firewall. The Sophos website with some fun, entertaining videos and serious information. See the future of cybersecurity with the new version of Sophos Home. hashtag#businesshashtag#networkinghashtag#softwarehashtag#protectionhashtag#networksecurity

Is it time to make a change?

PHONE SYSTEM REFRESH If you ever wanted to make the jump to a hosted phone system, this is the time to do it. 
10D Tech has a HOT deal on a hosted phone system that we probably won't see ever again.   The 10D Cloud Phone System – Powered by Avaya IP Office has a special deal from the manufacturer offering free phones with all new hosted systems. Kick off the new year with a technology refresh.  It's been 20 years since the last great technology refresh and technology has advanced.  There is no limit to how many free phones. If the phone system you bought for Y2K has yellowed with age, time to refresh to the 21st Century. These are not “last years model” or “We can't sell these” or even the “We’re gonna try and upsell you” version of phones.The Avaya 9608G is theexact same modelthat sits on all of our desks here at 10D Techand we use them every day. Call 10D and tell us you want a "Technology Refresh" and we will get it started. Along with the refresh, your phone ser…