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Meet Locky, Your New Worst Nightmare

Ransomware is shaping up to be the most significant threat from the hacker community in 2016. Over the last few days, Locky, a new piece of malware has been spreading like a wildfire across the Internet. The problem began February 16, when Locky was sent to 400,000 unlucky potential victims.

Microsoft Recalls Surface Pro Power Adapters

Do you own a Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2, or Surface Pro 3? If so, and if you made your purchase before March, 2015, you should know that Microsoft has just issued a recall for the AC power cords for those devices.

According to a spokesman for the company, the recall was issued because over an extended period of time, an extremely small proportion of customers owning these devices reported problems with excessive heat, and a potential fire hazard, caused by the power cords being wound or bound too tightly for an extended period of time.

Lost Hard Drives Contain Info On A Million Patients

A health insurer based in St. Louis, called Centene, has “misplaced” six hard drives. Normally that would not be a big deal, but these particular hard drives happened to contain the personal data of around a million patients. The missing data includes patient names, addresses, birthdays, and social security numbers, but thankfully, not payment information.

If You’re Using Any Of These Passwords, Stop

Since 2011, a company called SplashDash has posted a “Worst Password List” based on data mined from hacks and data breaches. What’s remarkable about the annual list is how little it changes from one year to the next. In the age of weekly, high profile hacks, in the age of rampant identity theft, one would think that it would start to be apparent how important choosing passwords might be.

How You Can Reduce Attrition At Your Company

As the economy continues to improve, and labor gets tighter, wages start to rise. It’s inevitable, and that reality sends shock waves of fear through the small business community. After all, they can’t hope to compete with the big players in their industries, and let’s face it, the lure of a significantly bigger paycheck can be all but irresistible.

Google Is Increasing the Speed Of Chrome

When Google Chrome was first released, it was hands down the fastest browser on the web. Nothing else even came close. Over time, other, competing browsers began to catch up, speed-wise. In fact, recently, when Microsoft released Edge, their new offering that replaced the beleaguered Internet Explorer, the new browser actually clocked in as being faster than Chrome.

Four Things Consider Before Taking Your Business Wireless

Is your company considering “going wireless?” If you haven’t taken the plunge yet, then it’s something you should strongly consider. It’s not as simple as just buying something off the shelf and plugging it in though. There are a number of considerations, and we’ll go over the basics just below:

Security

With security being on everyone’s mind lately, it’s important to be sure you select a router with robust security features built in.