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How to Protect Yourself from “Sextortion” Scams

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Attackers have recently found a way to use an old password in a new scam. A particularly sinister tactic, dubbed a “sextortion” scam, has been on the rise lately. In this blog, ADNET takes a closer look at how the attack works and how to handle it if you are targeted.

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What is This MFA Thing, and Why Do We Need It?

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Multi-factor authentication (sometimes referred to as MFA or 2FA for two-factor authentication) can be implemented with some sites, applications and services to make your accounts more secure. It works by requiring two separate credentials to be given in order to prove your identity.

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Microsoft Extends Security Updates for Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 with Azure Migration

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If you are currently using SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2008 R2, it’s time to start planning for an upgrade, as support for both will be ending in 2019/ 2020. Using these products without purchasing extended security updates puts your organization at significant risk to security vulnerabilities. Learn how Azure can help.

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Top Questions to Consider Before You Migrate Data to the Cloud

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The cloud was once about being able to access things like email or applications from anywhere, but now it’s a much bigger opportunity. There are definitive perks to moving your data to the cloud, but nothing is a one-size-fits-all solution. So, where do you start? Here are the most important questions you should consider when evaluating a move to the Cloud.

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The 3 Most Important Considerations of your IT Strategy, and how Microsoft Azure Can Check the Boxes

 |   |  Business & Strategy, Technology

Never before have the steps to go to a cloud environment been easier, more affordable or safer than they are now. Putting your money into a new system, or refreshing an existing system must include a fair assessment of what the cloud can bring because with very few exceptions, it checks all three of those boxes.

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What is Microsoft Azure?

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If you’re wondering if you should move your data to Microsoft Azure, you may be looking for a simple answer to the question “What is Microsoft Azure?” Cloud computing in general is a broad concept and cloud companies have historically done a terrible job explaining what their services do. Here’s what you need to know before you make an investment in the cloud.

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Why WorkSmart?

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You may have heard about our annual multi-city conference, WorkSmart. Maybe you have attended in the past and you know all about it; but if you haven’t, do you know why you should?

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Faxploit: Yes, Your Fax Machine Really Is a Threat

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When we talk about network security, we tend to focus our attention on the most critical components of the network, such as firewalls, routers and servers. In reality, any device that’s on the network can be an entry point for the bad guys. Our concern today is with fax machines – yes, fax machines – and the vulnerability they can bring to a network.

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