In recent months we have seen an increase in phishing and spoofing emails. It’s possible that you may have seen them in your inbox! These are some scenarios you may have come across:
Head over to haveibeenpwned.com to find out! This website shines a spotlight on how the large amount of data breaches are affecting us personally. When you enter your email address the website will look through records on hacked accounts and points out which of them affect you. Being on the list means that the information stored on a hacked site (possibly including the password in use at the time of the hack) should be considered in the public domain.
Looking up your own information makes for a jarring experience: it shows that many of our personal accounts have been compromised, sometimes years ago. And if you are like many technology users who try to “keep it simple” by using the same password on multiple sites you will be shocked to realize that this practice may have possibly exposed additional information to anyone who can now try your (now public) logins on other sites you utilize.
You may have heard about the Ransomware attack that has affected several countries in Europe, mainly in the UK. It goes by the following list of names:
The last time you purchased a new iMac, there maybe have only been one kind of hard drive available (Apple SATA Disk Drive). If you look at Apple’s website today you may notice that there are now three options to choose from:
Serial ATA Drive @ 7200RPM
Kerio Connect is a commercial email/groupware server and MS Exchange alternative that runs on Linux, Mac OSX and Windows. It is a great solution for organizations that require full featured email hosted in house without the licensing costs of MS Exchange.
The built in email backup schedule in Kerio Connect can do full and incremental backups of the server’s entire mail store on a custom schedule. By default, the mailstore backups are stored in a series of 2GB dated zip files. On servers that have large mailstores, this can potentially result hundreds of zips generated by a full backup.
In an effort to reduce my monthly expenditure and further protect my personal data, I recently canceled my subscriptions with Dropbox and Google Drive. Working in IT has opened up my perspective to new types of hardware and technology with regards to privacy and security. Check out Synology. These guys make some cool hardware. I purchased a Synology DS214 Play for the primary reason to create a private in-house cloud storage system.
The iPhone revolutionized how we access the internet and use our mobile devices. When we are not at our desks and in front of computers, the iPhone has become the primary way we view and manage our email. With the introduction of iOS 9, the latest operating system for the iPhone, Apple has added a new feature to the Mail application which you should be aware of. There is now a “Trash All” button which shares the same location as the normal “Trash” button and as the name implies, has the ability to send an entire folder of email into the trash with one touch. This feature can be helpful in certain situations, but it is also capable of deleting your entire inbox with an accidental mis-tap of the phone.
Lets take a look at this new feature works so we can potentially avoid some email related headaches.
The “Trash” and “Trash All” buttons are located in the edit menu of the Mail application. To access the edit menu, tap the “Edit” button in the the top right hand corner of the Mail Application.
With the release of Office 2016 for Mac, OS X users can finally get a modernized version of the Office Apps we’ve come to
With that comes new quirks, new features, and new menus. I’d like to sort one out that I think is common for PowerPoint 2016 users: dealing with Presenter View.
International School of Design builds cloud infrastructure and scales up on-campus technology.
Shillington was founded in Sydney, Australia in 1989 and has since become one of the premier institutions offering training in Graphic Design for print and web. In 2001, Shillington opened a Campus in New York City.
“We have been relying on mac-tech since 2010 for responsive and detail-oriented help desk support,” says Holly Karlsson, director of the New York Campus. When the time came to modernize infrastructure in preparation to an expansion to England, the school immediately partnered with MacTech to identify opportunities for efficiencies between the sites – and to implement high performance technology in the classroom. Holly continues, “We knew it was time to move towards enterprise grade tools in order to be prepared for the requirements of the latest design software – as well as higher enrollment numbers.“ The challenge was identifying the right set of tools and then executing upgrades with no interruptions for students and staff.
High Performance Networking – With more students working on shared design resources in ever-higher resolutions, 10Gb connections between network attached storage and switches brought the needed performance increase. Wait times were greatly reduced and the students computing environment became more responsive and agile.