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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Getting the Most from Gmail

Almost everyone on the planet has a Gmail account these days. Some people love Gmail; others find it confusing. One of the best things about Google mail is that it integrates so well with any email software you want: Microsoft Outlook, Apple Mail, Microsoft Mail, even...

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Lessons from the US Treasury Cyberattack

On December 13, 2020, the US Government announced a major cyberattack on the US Treasury and Commerce departments. When you are a US government department, smaller hackers don't stand a chance against the routine security procedures of these organizations. These were...

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