Read more +29 March 2017 By ComSolutions in News

3/31 is World Backup Day!

March 31st is World Backup Day, but it’s important to backup more than one day per year!  Here’s why. Data can be lost in a number of ways including: Operating systems crashes Data corruption Hardware failures Lost or stolen devices Natural catastrophes including fires, flooding, etc. Viruses Accidental file deletion Failed or incompatible upgrades, patches,
Read more +30 January 2017 By ComSolutions in News

E911 Compliance

CAN EMERGENCY RESPONDERS FIND A 911 CALLER IN YOUR ORGANIZATION? E911 Legislation and Compliance As of 2017, your company or institution can be legally liable for 911 calls that fail to provide the correct location of the caller.  As of December 31, 2016, if your system does not meet these standards, you have a legal
Read more +23 September 2016 By ComSolutions in News

Yahoo Hacked – 500 Million User Accounts Affected

Yesterday, Yahoo confirmed claims that 500 million user accounts were stolen as of a 2014. The data that was compromised includes names, emails, passwords, telephone numbers, and the answers to account security questions. If your account is one Yahoo suspects was compromised, you’ll be prompted to enter a new password as soon as you log on. If you use the
Read more +08 August 2016 By ComSolutions in News

CNC Alert – Malware/Ransomware

With the increase in frequency of Malware and Ransomware attacks over the past few months, we felt the need to make our clients aware of this threat and offer a best practices summary to assist our clients in defending their networks. What does it look like and how does it work? There are different types
thumbnail for Windows 10 BlockerRead more +27 May 2016 By ComSolutions in News

Option to block Windows 10 Upgrades

  Microsoft has been getting more and more aggressive with their upgrade to Windows 10, but it is important to make sure that all of your important programs are compliant with Windows 10 before going through with the upgrade.  This is very important since there are a number of mainstream and proprietary business applications that have known compliance
Accessibility Required? Section 508, WCAG thumbnail graphicRead more +19 May 2016 By ComSolutions in News

Web Accessibility & the Law

The legal requirement of websites to be handicap accessible has been a point of hot debate since the 90’s, but in August of 2016 (This decision has been deferred until 2018), that debate is finally expected to take a major turn in favor of our handicap community by requiring most websites to adopt the same
No more QT on WinRead more +21 April 2016 By ComSolutions in News

Uninstall QuickTime for Windows

Since Apple officially pulled support for Windows QuickTime earlier this year, two major vulnerabilities have been discovered that significantly compromise the security of any Windows machine that currently uses QuickTime player.  While the discovery of such vulnerabilities is not uncommon in the IT industry, in most cases the publishing company will quickly release updates to fix these
10 ways to avoid phishing scamsRead more +12 May 2015 By ComSolutions in News

Gone Phishing

If you’ve ever been fishing, then you know that it is a peaceful experience. But if you’ve ever been “Phished” then you can attest that is not a pleasant situation to be in. Phishing is the act of an assailant accessing the personal information of others with the intention of committing fraud. Here at CNC, we
your data is being held for ransom graphicRead more +20 April 2015 By ComSolutions in News

Cryptolocker: Files Held for Ransom

Cryptolocker: Files Held for Ransom Cryptolocker is what is known as a ransomware trojan virus that targets Windows machines. It is a highly sophisticated computer virus that encrypts files and then holds the files for ransom by requesting payments through Bitcoin or pre-paid cash payments. Although the original virus has been identified and contained, there are
XP graveRead more +20 February 2014 By ComSolutions in News

Keeping XP Leaves You Exposed! Oh my….

The world is going to end on April 8, 2014! The XP world, that is. It’s now time to update to the latest version of Windows. Sure, you can still use Windows XP, but do you want to risk it? Microsoft support will end for XP, the security updates will end for XP and then
no more Windows XPRead more +24 January 2014 By ComSolutions in News

End of Life

End of Life Windows XP is No Longer Supported! On April 8, 2014, after 12 years of support, Windows XP will no longer be supported by Microsoft. You can look here for more information. What This Means for You If you run a Windows XP machine, you need to update now. While your computer will
CNC encryption lockRead more +05 December 2013 By ComSolutions in News

Spy Code – Data Encryption

Let encryption transform information on your computer as unreadable to everyone except those with the code or key. Think of it as a secret spy code. Using algorithms, the information is transformed into an unreadable scramble of letters and then decoded to those who have the key into readable words and information. Encryption is mandatory for keeping
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