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New Area Code is Coming for Alabama

New Area Code is Coming for Alabama AT&T announced there would be a new area code in the 205 area code region that will affect many people in the Birmingham Metro area. This change will go into effect on Saturday, April 13th. To ensure a continuous supply of telephone numbers, the new 659 area code… Read more »

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Microsoft Warns Windows 7/8 Could be Dangerous

Do you use Windows 7/8? Microsoft says you are placing yourself in danger. Microsoft warns Windows 7/8 users that the aging platform suffers from severe security deficiencies and hardware restrictions and that Microsoft’s support for the platform is ending. “Today, Windows 7/8 does not meet the requirements of modern technology, nor the high-security requirements of… Read more »

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Microsoft Stopping Support for Windows 7

If you are using Windows 7, it may be time to consider an upgrade. Starting January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer support Windows 7. This means no more updates or security fixes for the operating system. Windows 7 was released in 2009 and is still one of the most widely used desktop operating systems.… Read more »

Security Awareness Recap

Thank you for following along this month as we talk about security awareness. We want to be able to provide your company with the best knowledge and technologies to empower your users to be the first line of defense for your company. We hope you have found these articles helpful and informative. We covered several… Read more »

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Why Getting Hacked Is a Security Advantage

We lock our doors, set the alarm, and install surveillance cameras for our homes and businesses. When it comes to securing our digital landscape, we “trust” our firewalls will do the trick. We take the stance that it won’t happen to us? The truth is, it’s not if, but when. With 90% of security breaches… Read more »

New Form of Phishing to Look Out For

Phishing is moving beyond email to your online presence to collect personal details to attack you on social networks. In a world where Millennials have grown up with a device in their hand. Inherently trusting everything they interact with on the web. Cybercriminals are meeting victims where they are online, using a new type of… Read more »

Data Breaches on the Rise During the 2019 Tax Season

Experts are warning that phishing attacks will be on the rise this tax season as electronic documentation is more commonly used when it comes to sending and receiving confidential information.   Cybercriminals are looking for two factors when they attack: They want a gullible victim who will fall for a scam email. They want either… Read more »