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Managed Services Tools Price Increase

Prices for managed services providers are increasing - that ultimately means higher prices for their customers.

Atlanta Ransomeware Recovery: $2.6m

ZDNet reports that Atlanta budgeted approximately $2.6 million to recover from their ransomeware incident earlier this year. This is a small figure as far as ransomeware recovery goes. It excludes the cost of lost productivity, not just city employees but ...

855-785-2511 Scam

This afternoon one of our technicians was chatting with a legitimate support rep from a well-known vendor. The support rep correctly said that he could not help with the issue over web chat but to call 855-785-2511. When our technician ...

Amazon Delivers to Your Car

Amazon just announced an expansion of their Amazon Key program, they will now deliver to your car, assuming that you car is compatible. Currently, compatible 2015 or newer Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac vehicles with active OnStar accounts, plus 2015 or newer Volvo vehicles ...

SunTrust Data Breach

SunTrust Bank quietly announced Friday, April 20th, 2018 that a former employee was working with a "criminal third party" and may have passed along information from as many as 1.5 million client accounts. Affected customers appear to be being notified by ...

Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro (non Touch Bar) Battery Replacement Program

Apple just announced a battery replacement program for certain 13 inch MacBook Pro's (non touch bar) manufactured between October 2016 and October 2017. From Apple: Apple has determined that, in a limited number of 13-inch MacBook Pro (non Touch Bar) ...

Techs: Mac "Critical Error" Loop

We recently came across this error, "A critical software update is required for your Mac." Attempting to install this update would result in another error, "A critical software update is required for your Mac, but an error was encountered while ...

CCleaner Distributing Malware

Summary On Monday, September 18th, Cisco's Talos reported that the popular computer cleaning utility, CCleaner, was found to distributing Malware for about the last month. For a period of time, the legitimate signed version of CCleaner 5.33 being distributed by Avast also ...

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