9 Signs That an Email Might Be a Phishing Scam

Phishing attacks are still a weapon of choice for cybercriminals. The most common way they carry out phishing attacks is through email messages. In email phishing scams, digital con-artists use a convincing pretense to lure you into performing an action — usually opening an attachment or clicking a link. Doing so can lead to malware being installed on your computer …

Cloud Hosting vs. File Servers: A Pros and Cons Analysis

With cloud computing well into the mainstream and steadily replacing roles currently filled by traditional server architecture, it’s time to ask the big question: can cloud hosting replace traditional file servers for storing and sharing files between employees in your organization? Serving, sharing, and storing files was probably the very reason many small and midsize companies built out their intranet …

7 Ways to Help Your Windows Computer Run Faster

Many different factors can cause computers to become slower and less responsive, no matter their age. Files might take longer to open, and applications might respond to commands at a snail’s pace. Fortunately, there are actions you can take to improve a Windows computer’s performance. Here are seven ways to speed up your computer: 1. Uninstall Preloaded Programs That You …

5 Technology Predictions That Might Make You Cringe

In an effort to get companies thinking about their future in today’s fast-paced digital world, Gartner has made some radical predictions in its report "Top Strategic Predictions for 2016 and Beyond: The Future Is a Digital Thing". The growing popularity of Internet-connected devices, smart machines, and smart buildings are the driving forces behind them. Here are five forecasts that might …

Hackers Including Home Addresses to Lure Victims in Phishing Scams

Spear phishing con artists are becoming more clever and sophisticated in their attempts to trick people into falling for their scams. For instance, they now sometimes include the intended victims’ home addresses to make their spear phishing emails seem more legitimate. Hackers are using this ploy in a series of ransomware attacks that started in April 2016. The spear phishing …

7 Keyboard Shortcuts to Use When Working with Emails in Outlook

No matter if you work for a large company or small business, you probably receive numerous emails each day. Having to wade through all of them can be time-consuming. To make the task quicker, you can use keyboard shortcuts. Here are seven keyboard shortcuts you can use when working with emails in Microsoft Outlook 2007 and later versions: 1. Ctrl+1 …

5 Ways to Protect Your Business’s Email Accounts from Hackers

A hacked email account is a serious problem. Besides reading emails, cybercriminals can access other types of information associated with the account, such as calendar and contact data. Hackers can also use the account to send out spam or malicious emails, or even access other online accounts. For example, suppose they see a sales confirmation email from an online office …

Which Versions of Microsoft Office Work on Windows 10?

Following the release of Windows 10 in July 2015, many people have been asking about which versions of Microsoft Office work on this operating system. Here are the versions that work on Windows 10 and the differences between them. Office 2013 and Earlier Versions of Office Will older versions of Office work on Windows 10? This question has likely been …

Planning to Upgrade to Windows 10 for Free? Do It Soon

If you plan on taking advantage of Microsoft’s free Windows 10 upgrade offer, there is an important deadline approaching: July 29, 2016. You have until then to upgrade existing Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 devices that qualify for the offer. There is no limit to the number of upgrades, so you can upgrade all the eligible computers in your business. …