Windows 10 End of Life

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On October 14, 2025 Microsoft will no longer provide technical support or security updates for Windows 10. Depending on your computer’s current hardware specifications, it may or may not be possible to upgrade to a …

Phishing Phone Calls

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Phishing and spoofed emails, where a malicious sender poses as a close contact or on behalf of one, are quite common these days. Another scam, that has even reached our employees, is phishing or spoofed …

Windows 8 End of Life

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As of January 10, 2023, Microsoft no longer provides technical support or security updates for Windows 8.1. Depending on your computer’s current hardware specifications it may or may not be possible to upgrade to a …

What is Ransomware?

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Ransomware is a type of malicious software designed to prevent or limit users from accessing their system, often by locking the system’s screen or by locking the user’s files unless a ransom is paid. More …

VoIP Phone Service

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In recent years, a popular telephony option for business has been Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone service. It’s an Internet-based telephone service that uses computer networking protocols to transmit calls digitally as opposed to …

Virtual Servers

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Since introduced, virtual servers have made huge strides of improvement. But what exactly is a virtual server, and why would you consider one over a physical hardware server? For starters, a server is a component …

Cryptography Viruses

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The most common way to know you’ve been impacted with a Cryptography Virus (commonly known as “CryptoLocker”) is a pop-up on your computer screen. It warns you that your data has been encrypted, and informs …

What is a Server? Why Do You Need One?

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The true definition of a server is “a computer or computer program that manages access to a centralized resource or service in a network.” The server controls who, what and when data is accessed from …

Windows 7 (and Server 2008 R2) End of Life

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Windows 7 is currently the most popular release of Windows, although Windows 10 is making serious inroads, especially in the consumer segment of the market. Note that the following information is identical for Windows Server …

Mecklenburg County Government’s Ransomware Attack

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Did you hear about last year’s ransomware attack on the government data servers of Mecklenburg County in North Carolina? Article Source: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/article189428824.html A foreign-based hacker gained access to at least one government employee’s computer network …

Computer Viruses

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A computer virus is a program or piece of code that is loaded onto your computer without your knowledge and runs against your wishes. Computer viruses are often spread by attachments in email messages or …

Cedars-Sinai Breach Affects 33,000

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Cedars-Sinai Health System in Los Angeles says approximately 33,000 patients were affected by a data breach involving the theft of an unencrypted laptop computer from an employee’s home. The laptop, which the employee used for …

Windows XP End of Life

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Effective April 8th, 2014 Microsoft will no longer support XP and Office 2003 and effective July 7, 2015 Windows Server 2003. How does this affect your practice? According to HIPAA Security Rule section 164.308(a)(5)(ii)(B), organizations …

HIPAA Enforcement Impacts Small Group Practices

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By: Greg Ewing, JD, MPH, DrBicuspid.com Contributing Editor March 19, 2014 — This Second Opinion originally ran on the Texas Dentists for Medicaid Reform (TDMR) website. DrBicuspid.com appreciates them allowing us to reprint this column in its entirety. For …

HIPAA Omnibus Is Here

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Monday, September 23, 2013 marked the date for full compliance under HIPAA Omnibus’ latest regulations. But did you know the definition of a breach changed? That’s right! In the final rule published in the January …

HIPAA Omnibus Rule

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New and Enhanced HIPAA Regulations & Penalties Announced On March 26, 2013, even stronger regulations were released for HIPAA in the form of the Omnibus Rule. So just what does the Omnibus Rule change? In …