The Future of Work

With vaccination levels rising (at least across the wealthier nations of the world), life and work will return to normal. Or will it? 30% of American workers say that they'll quit their jobs if they're forced to go back to the office full-time. 71% of white collar...

Do Our Patching Cycles Need to Change?

Best practice has been to patch systems--both operating systems and applications--every 28-30 days (a month). Some don't even do it this often (as shown by the recent Microsoft Exchange hack). This cycle is based on the practice that Microsoft and other vendors...

When the Gaming Gets Real

Being a business services company, Atlas doesn't serve a lot of gamers. But sometimes a working parent wants to protect all the computers in their home, not just theirs. Sometimes those computers belong to gamers. And some gamers want to load software that gets around...

Is Your Cloud Data at Risk?

There is a widespread misconception that data created and stored in Google Workspace does not need to be backed up. While Google certainly has you covered when it comes to any outages on their part, recovering data due to accidental or malicious deletion is your...

Computer Manufacturer ACER Hit with $50 M Ransom

Acer, one of the world's largest computer manufacturers, was hit with a $50 million dollar ransomware attack. It is the largest ransomware demand currently known. Rumours have surfaced that attackers gained access to Acer's systems through the Microsoft Exchange...

What the Heck is Credential Stuffing?

How many passwords do you use? 1? 2? 5? Most people use a small number of passwords over and over again. There are people who only have a single password for every site they visit: email, banking, Canadian Revenue Agency, social media, dating sites--everything. It's...

Coming Soon: New Android Management Tools

You're probably aware that Android is a Google product. So it should be no surprise that Google Workspace users can have their Android registered devices managed through their corporate Workspace account. If you are a business that gives your employees cell phones or...

Mac Users Don’t Need to Feel Left Out

Mac users have always had less problems with viruses and malware than had Windows users. Much of this is because Windows is more entrenched; if you're a hacker, are you going to write code for 7.6%% of the market that use Macs, or the 92% with Windows? Apple makes it...

What Makes a Good “Antivirus”?

Viruses and malware is a real and present danger for computers. While most malware is written for Microsoft Windows, Macintoshes are not immune from infections. Typically, computers come with some sort of anti-virus software: Windows Defender (for Windows) or XProtect...

The Microsoft Exchange Hack Explained…

In January, a state-sponsored hacking group from China known as "Hafnium" discovered 4 "zero-day exploits" in Microsoft's Email Server software called "Microsoft Exchange." You may have heard about this in the news, and you are probably asking whether you should be...