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Social Engineering Attacks

Social engineering attacks use the art of manipulating people so they give up confidential information. It is usually the second portion of a spear phishing attack, and often times a success for the attacker.  It can also be a direct attack by someone who has figured out the best path into tricking a victim into […]

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Tech Support for Everyone

Most IT companies put their full focus on working with other businesses. That’s fine for them, but Businets believes in using our expertise helping everyone. The majority of people believe their only options for getting personal tech support for their computers or internet is to call their cable company, visit a big box store, call a […]

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Does your business need a firewall?

What is a Firewall? Regardless of what type of firewall you choose to use, having one on your computer is a really good idea. A firewall helps to prevent computer hackers from accessing your computer through the Internet, and stealing sensitive information or infecting your computer system with some form of computer virus. A hacker can gain access to your system by “back […]

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What is a Server? What are they made of?

server (n.) A computer or device on a network that manages network resources. There are many different types of servers. For example: File server: a computer and storage device dedicated to storing files. Any user on the network can store files on the server. Print server: a computer that manages one or more printers, and […]

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RAT’s in the Machine

RAT’s are one of the most common forms of Cyber Attack, and pretty difficult to find if you have one.  They are designed to provide the attacker with complete control over the compromised computer or computer system. They can be used to steal information, to spy on victims, and remotely control computers.  RAT infections are […]

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What is net neutrality?

Net neutrality is the principle that Internet service providers and governments regulating the Internet should treat all data on the Internet the same, not discriminating or charging deferentially by user, content, website, platform, application, type of attached equipment, or mode of communication. The term was coined by Columbia University media law professor Tim Wu in […]

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Phishing and 5 tips to avoid it.

Phishing, sounds like it could be fun, but it’s not. As internet security becomes more and more advanced, so do the methods of those trying to beat it. Phishing, the act of trying to obtain personal information for malicious use, has just upgraded thanks to internet users becoming more comfortable with providing seemingly harmless personal […]

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What is VoIP?

What is VoIP? VoIP is short for Voice over Internet Protocol. Voice over Internet Protocol aka VoIP is a category of hardware and software that enables people to use the Internet as the transmission medium for telephone calls by sending voice data in packets using IP rather than by traditional circuit transmissions of the PSTN. […]

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3 Reasons Businesses need Managed Services

Managed services for business Companies have become more familiar with managed services and are turning to companies like Businets for management of specific IT functions including email hosting, customer relationship management (CRM) applications, storage, backup and recovery, and network monitoring. It is important to understand that while companies are increasingly relying on outside providers for […]

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IT vs. Information Security

IT vs. Information Security There is a big difference between information technology (IT) and information security but most of the general public has a tough time explaining and even understanding the difference. But it is pretty easy to pick up, lets walk through them together!   Information security is a strategy to prevent, detect, document, […]

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Cyber Monday Secure Online Shopping

Cyber Monday scams are rampant. Here are our top 3 tips to avoid for safer online shopping . Retailers have really been going over the top with Cyber Monday sales. Shoppers are bombarded with sale emails, coupons, and are quickly sent to checkout to claim their deals before time runs out. As usual, while shoppers […]

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