Month: September 2016

Calgary’s CTECH Consulting Group Urges Local Businesses and Individuals Not to be Duped by Latest Online Scam CALGARY, AB – Canadian’s nationwide have been receiving a similar email. The message claims the recipient is entitled to a tax return of some CAD amount. In order to claim it, the recipient must click the embedded link and provide

There’s a lot of talk these days about mobile phone batteries and charging, but laptop batteries are in a class all their own and deserve attention. Your laptop battery is one of its most important components – although we tend only to think of things like monitor size, or RAM and CPU power when we

It appears at first glance to be legitimate, but on closer inspection and scrutiny it will become evident halfway cyber-savvy that the email messages currently floating around the Net purporting to be from the Canadian Revenue Agency are indeed a phishing scam. The messages claim that the recipient is eligible for a tax refund in

In order to remain in business, stay competitive, and keep yourself and your company safe from a data loss disaster, there is a fairly standardized checklist that should be followed if you expect to survive the oft-treacherous contemporary conditions of business computing and Web connectivity. Here are 10 things you should have on your data

In case you needed another reason for regularly changing your passwords, the recently-uncovered Yahoo hack of 500 million accounts is probably the reason of the decade so far. The hack and subsequent data theft involving half a billion Yahoo accounts is the largest of its kind – ever. Granted, it is Yahoo, where most people

It seems that 9 out of 10 PC users fail to heed important security warnings, opting instead to ignore needed updates and put their PCs at potential risk of some type of cyber threat, according to a recent study. Some have good excuses for doing so, like being busy at work, but that is precisely

One of the methods black hat Internet marketers and hackers have of “tricking you into clicking” on their shady ads or pop-ups is scareware. It actually first cropped-up almost ten years ago, but more sophisticated scareware is making the rounds on the ‘Net, threatening computer networks that are outfitted with the best antivirus and malware

A recent phishing, or click-bait scam involving an expired domain of a popular wireless tech website underscores once again how vigilant we all need to be when navigating the web and clicking on URLs. The “popular” website is Rogers.com (the safe domain!), which sells a variety of wireless technology goods and services, and which, in

Network monitoring and its role in network efficiency. One can tell how well a network monitoring system operates by simply investigating how mature the monitoring program is. This can be discovered when looking at the single pane of glass view, as an immature system’s method of performance tracking is nearly impossible to see. As immature

The announcement about the Android Gmail app add-on that expands the Exchange Active Sync features came last spring, but is worth reiterating: You can download the Gmail app in Galaxy Nexus and Motorola phones running Android and implement Exchange Sync via Google Play, which gives you many more (work-oriented) Gmail features right at your mobile