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May 2nd, 2019 | Jay Ferron | My information Resource
    Researchers have found a new version of the Hawkeye malware kit and have noticed that alongside technical advances, they’ve included some business improvements.     While Hawkeye has been a product since 2013, the recent change in ownership at the end of 2018 - Read More
May 2nd, 2019 | Jay Ferron | My information Resource
   Macro enabled Office documents are a useful tool for automating advanced calculations in document files but they have a long history of abuse as well. They are easy to spot as documents containing embedded Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) code have a ‘m’ at the end of - Read More
May 2nd, 2019 | Jay Ferron | My information Resource
     With today’s cyber-focused society, there are numerous security companies constantly on the lookout for new variants of malware and threats that haven’t been seen before. So when new malware is discovered that not only provides a wide array of capabilities but - Read More
May 2nd, 2019 | Jay Ferron | My information Resource
  The Exodus spyware now also exists in the iOS ecosystem. The package can take and deliver audio recordings, pictures, contacts, and location data. The spyware researchers note that the iOS version of the spyware delivers itself via phishing sites that imitate mobile carriers from Italy and - Read More
May 1st, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
One of the most important things you can do for your company is to Weed Your Client Garden from time to time. Just like a real garden, you need to trim your client base from time to time.This seems very counter-intuitive to many people. But you have to get rid of clients who cannot grow with your - Read More
April 30th, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
We have scheduled a special event for the month of May!!!. . . Along with the release of Cloud Services in a Month . . .Small Biz Thoughts Community Members Only - Cloud HangoutHere's what we're up to: I'm going to turn on the camera and microphone and just hang out on Zoom. I'll answer any - Read More
April 29th, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I've had a Cloud Readiness Checklist available - for free - since 2010. I updated it about five years ago. And again this month.Of course you can buy the new book - Cloud Services in a Month - and get the checklist there. But you can also download the newest version for FREE at SMB Books.Here: - Read More
April 27th, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I got a note from ID Agent about their May events. Check out one near you.I do have to say, every time I see these guys present, it makes me want to get back in the MSP business. I love the concept of using this tool to educate clients.From ID Agent:We're headed your way! All our events in MayLearn - Read More
April 24th, 2019 | VAR Staffing | IT Staffing Insights
Over the years, VAR Staffing has experienced a fair number of interesting questions regarding both our services and our clients. Some questions were straight forward and easy to answer; others gave us pause and required some thought. One question which arises periodically is not directly related - Read More
April 22nd, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Rayanne Buchianico is consistently one of our most popular instructors. I just uploaded the handouts for Week One of her new course . . . and it looks amazing!The course isPosition Your IT Firm for Growth or Sale It starts tomorrow (April 23rd). Here's a look at the handouts so far:Our classes - Read More