Category: Security

Category: Security

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How to use the SHA and MD5 Checksum utility

What are SHA and MD5 and why should you care? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWeJOvsCTow&index=5&list=PLKLLBk6i352n3sTWhQtwgX1jcjMvuKYlW Well, to answer the first question, SHA and MD5 are cryptographic algorithms that take an input (in this case a file) and create an output based on the input. It is very hard to emulate that same output without the exact same piece of

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Why should you install Ad Blockers?

It’s 2018 and you’re still not running an Ad Blocker? If you’ve made this far and still haven’t installed an Ad Blocker in your browser, I salute you. I gnash my teeth whenever I jump on a machine that doens’t have one. If you’re interested in why or why not to use Ad Blockers in

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Ultimate Guide to IT Security for Small Business

  7 IT Security mistakes small businesses make (and how to fix them)   INTRODUCTION Many small businesses run lean and mean. I understand that, most small businesses started out as an idea, then grew over time without planning for IT infrastructure needs. We also know that technology is usually the last thing that gets

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Video Tutorial: How to disable data collection on Google

Disabling Data Collection on Google https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujj1MkwasuI In this day and age you can pretty much take for granted that digital companies are collecting as much data as they can on each of us. Building marketing profiles, tracking analytics, and selling the info to other companies has just become a fact of life. (Try and ignore

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A word about website security

The importance of website security We have tried to emphasize the importance of Cyber Security at Dragonfly Computers, this extends to our approach to website security. 2016 was a record year for cyber attacks with entire swaths of the internet being taken down and data breaches galore. If you wonder whether even small-town local business

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Disable Windows 10 data collection

Disable Windows 10 Data Collection Some people are starting to figure out why Windows 10 was a “free” upgrade, others not so much. For those running Windows 10, Microsoft is collecting data from your machine and using it to build a marketing profile on you for advertising purposes. They sell these profiles, hence the free

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Anti-Virus alone is not enough

If you think your anti-virus software is keeping you safe, think again I’ve been harping on this point a lot lately, but I see it so often in the business world. Small businesses buy an antivirus program and think they’re protected from anything only to call up with a machine full of spyware (which their

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