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How Internet Explorer Users Will be Affected June 15

A browser that once reigned, and was many of our introductions to the World Wide Web, is finally retiring 27 years later. Internet Explorer's end of life is scheduled for June 15, 2022, version 11 being its last. While it ...

Why Chromebooks Don't Last Forever

We have been promoting Chromebooks for years now! They're inexpensive, lightweight, and great for hybrid work. We use them here at Partners Plus, even! Bill always has one in his bag, ready for client visits, and our Marketing Assistant uses ...

Cyberattacks: A New Norm for Military Invasion

Updated March 25th, 2022. Similar to the global impact of the chip shortage (read about it here and here), we are now seeing the global impact of a nation with malicious intentions, utilizing not only military force but also cyberattacks. It, ...

Follow CISA and NSA Guidance

Cybersecurity suggestions and directives are continuing to escalate as attacks do as well. Efforts led by President Biden, the CISA and NSA offer expertise for those in the private and public sectors. This month, data-wiping attacks occurred in Ukraine, leading ...

The Hidden Problem with HP Printers

Updated 3/23/2022. Last week, Steve Gibson with Security Now, discussed an issue that has, to some degree, flown under the radar. It was first discovered and reported on in April. One printer was found vulnerable to security threats, followed by ...

Our Response to the Log4Shell Attacks

Original copy sent to IT services clients on 12/13/21, with updates made since then. Last updated on 3/3/21.  The updated version 2.17.1 has addressed all problems.  If you do not remediate the vulnerability to protect consumer data, the FTC says ...

Zooming Out from the Chip Shortage

The Global Supply Chain Domino Effect Updated March 14th, 2022. Years ago, the Internet of Things began to skyrocket. That is the number of objects that require sensors, software, and other technologies. Since 2016, the "demand for both new and ...

Biden Meets with Top Executives about Cybersecurity

Collage of  six of the meeting's attendees: from left to right, Tim Cook of Apple, Andy Jassy of Amazon, Hardi Parvoti of Code.org, Greg Hendrick of Vantage Group Holdings, Brian Moynihan of Bank of America and Walter Lynch of American ...

Our Managed IT Services is Impacted by the Chip Shortage

Have you picked up on it too? Rising car prices. A shortage in computers to purchase. This is all because of the globally-impacting chip shortage. What’s a chip? It’s the lay man’s term for semiconductors that make things, well, work. ...

What can I do to protect my identity?

Updated on 2/18/2022 to include more financial tips.  In just the last five years, all of us can think of multiple examples of hackers wreaking havoc on society. It’s a well-known reality by now, not just the plot of the ...

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