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August 10th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I stumbled onto an interesting site the other day called Photo Feeler at basic idea is pretty straight forward: You upload a photo and other people rate it on a few criteria. There are three categories: Dating, Social, Business. If you're patient, you can just - Read More
August 9th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
In case you haven't checked it out, hop over to and look around.I belong to several Meetup groups. In fact, it's my favorite "local" networking group. I am also the organizer for several Meetups. And, most recently, I created one for local Sacramento SMB IT Professionals.Our local group - Read More
August 7th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I had a great time at ChannelCon. And please note for the record that IoT is now clearly a technology you should be paying attention to in our space. How do I know? Because IoTSSA was awarded the Best Start Up at the show.Press Release:- - - - -IoTSSA Named Best Start-Up at ChannelConWashington, D. - Read More
August 6th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I'm a little embarrassed to say that I subscribed to a new tool around the first of the year . . . and completely ignored it until last week. I knew it was super cool, and I knew I wanted to use it, but I was just too busy to dig into it.Luckily, I dropped a shortcut on my desktop. I literally have - Read More
August 6th, 2018 | Jay Ferron | My information Resource
The Spectre attack has been an unexpected danger to our security since January of this year. It’s an attack on most modern processors that use speculative execution to leak sensitive information to a potential attacker. Speculative execution allows processors to execute instructions in - Read More
August 6th, 2018 | Jay Ferron | My information Resource
Researchers at Cisco Talos recently spent some time probing the Samsung SmartThings Hub, a device designed to be the center of your smart home. They discovered a number of vulnerabilities that allow remote information leakage up to arbitrary remote code execution. The device is designed to - Read More
July 31st, 2018 | Jay Ferron | My information Resource
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho prison officials say 364 inmates exploited vulnerable software in the JPay tablets they use for email, music and games to collectively transfer nearly a quarter million dollars into their own accounts.Here the link to the story - Read More
July 31st, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Getting to the Next Level - Business Strategy KickstartInstructor: Manuel Palachuk- Five Tuesdays - August 7 - September 4, 2018 - Register Now- All classes start a 9:00 AM PacificYou're guaranteed to learn something that will make or save you the price of admission!This course intends to step the - Read More
July 26th, 2018 | IOTSSA | IOTSSA Security Blog
Those in the tech industry seem to have a fascination with creating new vernacular or repurposing old lingo for innovative concepts. Social engineering is one of the latest IT buzz terms to undergo the renaming process. Merriam-Webster defines this method as the “management of human beings in - Read More
July 25th, 2018 | Jay Ferron | My information Resource
No More Ransomware Web Site a site you should save in your favorite.This site has lost of resources to help you deal with ransomware. Ransomware is malware that locks your computer and mobile devices or encrypts your electronic files. When this happens, - Read More