There’s been several reported cases lately on both Macintosh “Mac” and Windows computers where pop-ups come up instructing the user that their machine has been infected and to immediately call an 800 line. If you call, you will be asked to pay a fee to eliminate the infection and told that the issue must be dealt with immediately.
Recent Malicious Activity That We’ve Seen
Warning: If You Are Using WordPress For Your Company Web Site, There Is A 73% Chance Your Site Is Vulnerable To Be Hacked
Hackers are crazy busy right now, and WordPress web sites are their favorite target! So far this year, hackers have broken every record to date. In 2012, there were roughly 192,000 WordPress sites worldwide. In March 2014 alone, a single hacker used 162,000 hacked WordPress web sites in just one single attack.
The Newport Beach Business Owners’ Guide To IT Support Services And Fees
The 3 most common ways IT services companies charge for their services, and the pros and cons of each approach.
Could The Dog Days Of Summer Be A Threat To Your Business?
How To Ensure The Heat Doesn’t Fry Your Server (And Your Profits!)
With the “dog days” of summer upon us, most business owners are looking for ways to keep their company’s sales and profits HOT, while keeping their IT expenses COOL. But if proper attention is not given to your server and network equipment during the summer, all that heat outside can actually bring your company’s growth to a grinding halt and increase your IT expenses significantly.
Shiny New Gadget Of The Month: CuePrompter Online Teleprompter
CuePrompter is a free teleprompter/autocue service. Your browser works like a teleprompter—no extra software needed! You can use it for free in both commercial and non-commercial settings!
Videos are a great way to get clients to hear what you have to say, whether you post your video on Facebook, LinkedIn or Google+, or whether you e-mail it out to your clients.
The Lighter Side: Silly Summer Stories
How to Grow Strawberries:
Farmer Evans was driving his John Deere tractor along the road with a trailer load of fertilizer. Tim, a little boy of 8, was playing in his yard when he saw the farmer and asked, “What’ve you got in your trailer?”
“Manure,” Farmer Evans replied.
Trivia Contest Who Else Wants To Win A $25 Gift Card?
The Grand Prize Winner of last month’s Trivia Challenge Quiz is [name of winner and town]! [He or she] was the first person to correctly answer my quiz question from last month: During which year did Congress pass a bill to make July 4th an official holiday?
The correct answer was b) 1870. Now, here’s this month’s trivia question.
6 THINGS LEADERS FORGET TO DO THAT PUT THEM AT RISK
There’s much to remember to be a successful leader. Sometimes leaders get so busy and engrossed with day-to-day operations that they forget some critical activities. Here are 6 items that need to be on your leadership agenda:
1. Grow a replacement
Your employer can’t promote you until they have someone to replace you.
The Lighter Side: Did June Know This?
Did you know it is Candy Month? Go ahead and satisfy your sweet tooth – you’re supposed to!
Also, the polar opposite: it is also Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Month.
Aside from that, June is National Turkey Lovers’ Month. Americans consume more than 353 million pounds of turkey during National Turkey Lovers’ Month.
Have You Installed Microsoft Office On Your iPad Yet?
After years of rumors, Microsoft finally unveiled Office for iPad in late March. This is a huge addition to the iPad, as demonstrated by the more than 12 million downloads of the product in the first week it was released.
The iPad Just Got More Business-Friendly
One of the biggest business complaints about the iPad has been that it’s great as a personal device and for catching up on e-mail, but you really couldn’t do real work on it.