Networking

Every WiFi Device On The Planet Needs An Update. Yes, That Includes Yours.

For several years now, it has been the case that if you joined your personal or business wifi network with a password, your wireless connection was basically secure. As of this Monday, you can no longer assume that to be true. A group of security...

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Leave Your Yahoo Mail Behind

Month after month, new bad news comes out about the extent of the breach Yahoo suffered in regards to its email service. We've long known that some Yahoo accounts were compromised and the number of accounts suspected to have been effective seemed to keep...

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Having Problem Getting Email On Your iPhone? Try Updating iOS.

Apple's new iPhone operating system, iOS 11, came out last week and brought a bunch of new features as well as at least one serious bug. Many iPhone users were having issues using their Microsoft Exchange based email accounts with the new OS. Reports are...

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Don’t Let A Lack Of Server Updates Harm Your Business

In May of this year, Equifax, a major credit reporting company, was hacked and sensitive information about more than 140 million US citizens leaked onto the internet. It turns out that this hack was made possible by one of the oldest mistakes in computer...

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Report Shows Just How Insecure Web-Based Security Cameras Can Be

In the past we have taken a look at some of the dangers unsecured devices like webcams and routers can pose to your network and to the Internet at large. Recently, the security firm FSecure released a report on a pair of Internet enabled security cameras...

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Dangerous “WCry” Ransomware Still Out There

Last Friday saw individuals and corporations the world over get infected by a dangerously fast spreading ransomware worm. Ransomware, if you'll recall, is a type of malware that encrypts files behind a passcode that only the hacker knows instead of...

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Cisco Patches Critical Network Switch Flaw

Back in March, a serious flaw was revealed in over 300 Cisco brand network switches that could allow hackers to take control of the devices. The hackers could use the decades old telnet protocol to cause the switches to restart or to even run  malicious...

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Flaw In Many Intel CPUs Puts Businesses At Risk

Normally when we talk about security issues with computers we are looking specifically at a flaw discovered in Windows or a flaw with an individual application that might let hackers gain unintended control of a system. Most times, it's the software that's...

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Are Devices On Your Network Being Controlled By Hackers?

At ETV Software, one of the things we do is help companies in Tyler and East Texas set up their wired and wireless networks. We also help them set up other devices such as printers, scanners, backup systems, and security camera systems. This last...

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Take The Trouble Out Of Setting Up Your WiFi Network

In the early days of WiFi, you bought your one expensive router and it provided your house with some level of coverage, and it was probably good enough. These days, with our much faster networking speeds and desire to do things like stream HD shows, having...

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