Mary James

Google and Amazon Devices Can Prevent Break-Ins

Traveling this holiday season? My family loves the classic Christmas movie, Home Alone. I can’t imagine you haven’t seen it, but if not, it’s about a young boy who gets left home alone accidentally in the chaos of his family leaving for Christmas vacation. While home, he battles a pair of burglars terrorizing the neighborhood. …

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Ransomware is Lucrative and Low Risk

Small businesses suffer most Recently I’ve been seeing a lot of articles popping up about how lucrative the ransomware industry is becoming. It seems like every day there’s a news story about another organization locked down by a ransomware attack. It happens to schools, government agencies, and especially small business. Small business in America is …

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Scam Alert

Avoid becoming a victim of an expensive scam PC Matic customer service is great for assisting customers with more than just issues revolving around the PC Matic products. In recent weeks, internet scams have increased as a result of the holiday season. Our customer service team wants you to be safe so they put together …

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Over Half of Fortune 500 Companies Susceptible to Ransomware

Open for business… and trouble The research firms Expanse and 451 research found some pretty troubling news. A two week test revealed that more than 53% of Fortune 500 companies are leaving themselves vulnerable to hackers through open RDP. What does that mean? Simply put, RDP is a way to share information. An IT director …

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Tech for Vets

The New GI Bill Isn’t College, It’s Tech. If you check out the PC Matic Instagram account today, you’ll see some of our employees who have served. Today is for thanking them and the millions of veterans across the United States for their service. Tech companies are thanking our veterans by hiring them. Military training …

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Staying Secure

A Five Step Program Staying secure in our current online environment is a continually pressing concern. There’s a balance between locking down your entire system for security and still being able to do what you want online. Luckily, there are five steps you can take to make sure you’re keeping yourself safe. Step 1 You …

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A Scary Thought

Trick or Treat Tonight, all over our country, children will be gleefully visiting their neighbors in an age old tradition of Trick-or-Treating on Halloween. It’s a wonderful custom that brings as much joy to the candy loving kiddos as it does to the families excited to see the parade of costumes as they hand out …

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Ransomware Epidemic Worldwide

Johannesburg Suffers Yet Another Ransomware Attack A second ransomware attack has left the town of Johannesburg, South Africa scrambling again. The website and essential digital services have been suspended while the city deals with the breach. Hackers claimed, “We have dozens of backdoors inside your city. We have control of everything…” This includes personal population …

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