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Why Are Attackers Targeting O365? It’s Where the “Money” Is.

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We are seeing a huge spike in phishing attacks against Office 365 users. Why O365? Simple, it’s where the users are now. In 2017, Microsoft reported that their monthly active user count surpassed 100 million users. In the words of Maverick (from Top Gun), “that’s what I call a target rich environment.”

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UPDATE: HP Laptop Recall: Are You Affected?

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As of January 2018, HP has announced that a recall for certain laptop batteries, which we initially reported on in a post from February 2017, now extends to models sold as recently as December 2017. The batteries in question have the potential to overheat, which can create a fire and burn hazard.

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Meltdown & Spectre: Part 3

Meltdown & Spectre: Part Three

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At ADNET, we have been using our own environment as a test prior to rolling it out to clients. So far, we can happily report that there don’t appear to be any major performance impacts caused by the patches. However, we have been cautious in our approach and believe that testing is key with patching systems and installing the updates.

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Meet(ing) Expectations

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“Put something in the calendar.” It’s a phrase we all hear, probably more often than we should. Meetings are important and I’ll never wish for a day when the option of sitting down, face to face with someone doesn’t even cross my mind. But recently, something about meetings has changed.

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Meltdown & Spectre: Part Two

Meltdown & Spectre: Part Two

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Now that a week has passed and more factual information has come to light, we wanted to provide an update on the vulnerability along with recommendations for remediation.

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Skype for Business to Morph into Teams?

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For those of you who attended Microsoft’s Ignite event back in September, or have been paying attention to Microsoft’s announcements regarding Skype for Business (SFB), you are probably aware that Microsoft is planning to migrate the SFB capabilities into Teams and eventually phase out SFB altogether. If you have not heard about this plan, or are confused about what it means for your business, hopefully I can help make some sense of all this for you.

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Free healthcare and unlimited vacation? Not just in utopian communes.

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For some time now, I have been watching as a new era of work is ushered in. The concept of a nine to five job for knowledge workers has become outdated, and while charming, it’s no longer realistic. For all of our connectivity, increased hours of operation, and the ability to work from any place at any time, we have been moving toward a future that doesn’t follow the standard pattern of a “work day”. 

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Corporate Security Checklist

 |   |  Business & Strategy, Security

In this day and age, cybersecurity is everyone’s job. That said, I recognize that with news of a new breach or hack reaching the mainstream media almost every day, it can be daunting trying to protect yourself – never mind your entire organization.

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