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VoIP Is a Complete Game Changer

VoIP Is a Complete Game Changer

Businesses of all types rely on their telephone systems. Today, there is an option that can revolutionize any business’ communications platform, and do so for a fraction of the cost of a traditional telephone system. Today, we’ll take a look at VoiP and why it’s such a good option for your business.

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The Importance of Secure Conferencing

The Importance of Secure Conferencing

Conferencing has been an important tool for businesses as stay-at-home orders have moved their operations out of the office and into worker’s homes. While there are dozens of video conferencing solutions on the market, businesses should consider security just as much as they consider functionality. Today, we’ll take a look at security for your company’s conferencing solutions.

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Any Business Can Benefit from Digital Signage

Any Business Can Benefit from Digital Signage

While there are definitely gimmicks when it comes to technology in the small business (for instance, USB-powered staplers) there are many devices and technologies that have far more utility, although they may not seem to be applicable to all industries. One example would be the digital signage solutions that have grown in popularity. While they may seem to have limited uses outside of retail, there are plenty of ways to use them to your advantage.

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A Brief Review of (Some) VoIP Features

A Brief Review of (Some) VoIP Features

VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) solutions famously offer businesses some significant cost savings. While this may be the extent of many people’s understanding of its value, VoIP actually has a lot more to offer. That’s why we wanted to go over just a few of its benefits - to provide a bit of insight into what makes VoIP such a great choice for today’s organizations.

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Are You Providing Internal Communication Capabilities?

Are You Providing Internal Communication Capabilities?

Businesses have a variety of communications to manage, including their internal ones. For many, this may be put on the back burner, as they prioritize their operational and sales-encouraging communications. However, internal communications are just as crucial, which is why we’re going over some of your options here - and how you need to use them.

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New T-Mobile Data Breach Compromised Customer Info

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Recently the US branch of the global telecom company T-Mobile disclosed a security breach that impacted a small percentage of its customer base. Specifically, the breach revealed certain information belonging to a small number of the company's prepaid cellphone users. The exposed data included customer names, billing addresses, account numbers, rate plans, plan features and user phone numbers. The company stressed that no payment card information or passwords were compromised.

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Twitter Making Changes To Their Political Ad Rules

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Social media has been at the center of several high-profile political dramas of late. The major platforms came under fire for not doing enough to monitor political ads and other content. The major players on the social media landscape are all responding in different ways to the backlash. Recently, Twitter announced some new policies that will likely be in place before the time you read these words. Beginning on November 22nd on Twitter, the company's new political content and cause-based advertising policies will forbid the paid promotion of certain content.

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Which Email Platform is Better for You, Outlook or Gmail?

Which Email Platform is Better for You, Outlook or Gmail?

Email remains an incredibly useful tool in the business setting, assisting with a wide variety of communication needs. However, in order to make the most of your emails, you need to have an email client that permits you to do so. Here, we’re pitting two major email clients against each other to see which one offers the features that best suit your business and its needs.

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Android Devices Using Qualcomm Chips Can Be Hacked

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Do you have an Android device? Is it built around a Qualcomm chipset? If so, be advised that you may be at risk. According to a report recently published by security firm CheckPoint, a recently discovered flaw could allow hackers to steal a variety of sensitive information on your phone or tablet.

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Public Chargers Can Expose Your Device To Hacking And Malware

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On paper, it seems like a lovely idea to use a public charger. Airports, hotels, and other high traffic areas have begun to increasingly offer public USB power charging stations to give people a convenient means of recharging their favorite devices. Unfortunately, things are not working out quite according to plan. Naturally, hackers around the world have taken note, and regard such easily accessed terminals as juicy targets and low hanging fruit. According to a security alert published by the Los Angeles District Attorney's office, many of these stations have been compromised, and using them could expose you to malware.

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Hackers Are Imitating Government Agencies To Spread Malware

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Researchers at Proofpoint have found evidence of a new threat actor who has been sending out convincing looking emails. They are claiming to come from several government agencies. These include the Italian Revenue Agency, the German Federal Ministry of Finance, and the United States Postal Service. This is all part of a malicious campaign designed to infect targeted recipients with a variety of malware.

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Another WhatsApp Vulnerability Has Been Found

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WhatsApp is the most popular messaging platform in the world. Unfortunately, that means it's got a giant bullseye on it where hackers are concerned. In recent months, the company has faced no end of troubles as a raft of vulnerabilities have been exposed and exploited by hackers from every corner of the globe. The company is still reeling from the blowback associated with these various issues, but their troubles don't seem to be over yet.

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Fake Voicemail Messages Tricking People Into Opening Malicious Content

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Office 365 has been the target of an increasing number of ongoing phishing scams. The latest scam involves using fake voicemail messages to convince targets that they need to log in to hear the full recording. Researchers at McAfee Labs had this to say about the matter:"Over the past few weeks McAfee Labs has been observing a new phishing campaign using a fake voicemail message to lure victims into entering their Office 365 email credentials. At first, we believed that only one phishing kit was being used to harvest the user's credentials. However, during our investigation, we found three different malicious kits and evidence of several high-profile companies being targeted."

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How VoIP Can Save Your Business Money

How VoIP Can Save Your Business Money

It isn’t exactly a secret that small and medium-sized businesses appreciate any opportunity to reduce the amount of money they have to spend to successfully operate. One means that businesses of all sizes have used to do so has been VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) telephony. Here, we’ll explore just how VoIP solutions are friendlier to a business’ budget.

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Non-Updated Android Phones Vulnerable To NFC Beaming Hacks

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Has it been more than a month since you upgraded your Android OS? If so, you should make upgrading a priority. Just over a month ago, Google patched a critical flaw in the Android OS that allowed hackers to "beam" malware to any unpatched devices via a process called 'NFC Beaming'. It relies on a service called Android Beam that allows an Android device to send videos, apps, images, or other files to a nearby device using Near-Field Communication (NFC) radio waves as an alternative to Bluetooth or WiFi.

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Employees Targeted By Hackers Posing As HR Department

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Just when you think scammers couldn't get any lower, they find new ways to prove you wrong. Recently, a new phishing scam has been spotted in the wild, this one baiting potential victims with the possibility of pay raises. The scammers structured their email so that they appeared to come from the Human Resources department of their victims' companies. They asked the recipient of their phishing email to open an Excel spreadsheet bearing the name "salary-increase-sheet-November-2019.xls."

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Discord Users Be Careful Of Malware And Information Theft

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Do you use the Discord chat service? If so, be advised that malware developers have been using the service to not only host various types of malware, but also to use it as a command and control server. In addition, they are abusing the chat client to force it to perform a variety of malicious behavior. Unfortunately, this is not a new problem.

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Some iOS Apps Found To Have Clicker Trojan Malware

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Recently, a survey of Apple's App Store by Wandera Threat Lab discovered more than a dozen iOS apps that have been infected with the 'Clicker' Trojan malware. As malware goes, this variant isn't especially dangerous to those who wind up infected with it, but it's still problematic. A spokesman for Wandera had this to say about the recent discovery: "The objective of most clicker trojans is to generate revenue for the attacker on a pay-per-click basis by inflating website traffic. They can also be used to drain the budget of a competitor by artificially inflating the balance owed to the ad network."

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Windows 10 Will Get Android Phone Call Integration Features

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Microsoft may have given up on the idea of putting their Windows operating system on smartphones, but that doesn't mean they've given up on smartphones altogether. Recently, the company announced a significant feature addition that will allow users to take calls made to an Android phone from their Windows-based PC. The new feature is currently only available to Windows Insiders for testing, but will be generally available to all users in an upcoming build in the unspecified, but not too distant future.

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