Tech Tips

ZombieLoad – A Microarchitectural Data Sampling Vulnerability

Researchers from Graz University of Technology have recently discovered a flaw in the microarchitecture of Intel’s chipset. ZombieLoad, which exploits a vulnerability in Intel’s hyperthreading technology as an attack vector, allows third party agents to execute code on your machine without your knowledge or consent. While ZombieLoad cannot be remotely executed on your machine (meaning,…
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Virtual Private Networks (VPN) and Their Benefits

Virtual Private Networks, or colloquially “VPNs”, are servers or a network of servers that are owned by a separate company from your ISP (Internet Service Provider) and act as a middleman between you and the connection to your ISP. When you connect to the internet, you send data, or packets, from your computer to the…
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VoIP for your Business

VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) is a rapidly expanding service utilized by thousands of businesses worldwide. VoIP is a technology that uses the same lines that your internet data is transferred through as a medium for voice traffic. VoIP empowers businesses to circumvent the overhead of hiring a company or contractor to install entirely new…
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Understanding Intel’s Naming System for Processors

Core i”X” Intel CPUs tells you exactly which model that CPU is with the number directly following the “i”. On top of that, every model is linked directly to a level of performance. Here is a brief explanation of the performance of each model: A Core "i3" chip is on the lower end of performance…
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Cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrencies are a fairly new type of electronic, ethereal currency available only online. Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC), Etherium (ETH) and Tron (TRX) are not backed up or given value by a government like any other sort of fiat currency ($USD). Instead, they’re given a value based on the networks that support them, their usability and…
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What’s new with the most recent Windows 10 update.

New features in the October 2018 update will help you manage your time and get more creative with Windows 10. With this update, it will be easier to get things done on your PC and across your other devices, including syncing to Android and iOS phones.  Your Phone App: The Your Phone app allows you…
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4 Tips for Composing Effective Business Emails.

Descriptive Subject Line When writing an email, the subject line is meant to let your recipient know what the email is about before they open it. Keep this information short, but very informative as to what the email is about. Proofread How many times have you typed an email, sent it, then looked back to…
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National Consumer Protection Week

Scammers, hackers and identity thieves are looking to steal your personal information - and your money. But there are steps you can take to protect yourself, like keeping your computer software up-to-date and giving out your personal information only when you have good reason. The following information has been provided by the Federal Trade Commission.…
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5 Handy Tips for Microsoft Word.

1. Backspacing - By holding down the Backspace button with Ctrl it deletes the entire word instead of each character. 2. Side-by-Side Documents – First, open both documents you want to put side by side. Once open, access the View tab, then you will see a button labeled View Side by Side. After clicking that…
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