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The End is Near for Windows 7!

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Extended support for Windows 7(Win7), Windows Server 2008/2008R2(Svr2008R2), and Windows Small Business Server 2011(SBS2011) will end on January 14, 2020. Microsoft moved these operating systems to extended support on January 13, 2015, but after January 2020, they will no longer receive vendor supported updates. Any system that is no longer supported by the vendor is truly not secure…

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Update – Capital One Data Breach

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In a new indictment filed on August 28, 2019, Paige Thompson is accused of hacking 30 more companies and cryptojacking. The indictment alleges one count of wire fraud and one count of computer fraud and abuse for illicitly accessing data on more than 30 other entities, including Capital One. Each charge carries a penalty of up to 25 years in prison.

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10 Cybersecurity Questions You Should Be Asking Your IT Vendor

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Many businesses use third-party IT vendors that, host, store, process, or access information records and supply management of the technology infrastructure related to their organization. Far too many IT providers use “Security” as a buzz word to foster higher sales rather than actually possessing verified working knowledge and experience to securely manage business networks. This is a situation that should never be taken lightly, as your business and its clientele are truly at risk in doing so.

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6 Tips to make your passwords better

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Passwords… they’re everywhere. How many passwords do people use everyday? Far too many, that’s for sure. Passwords are the gatekeeper to keeping your business and personal information secure… but are your passwords effective? Do you use complex passwords to protect your sensitive data? Some of us do, but most don’t. Here’s a list of 6 tips to make your passwords better:

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Equifax Breach Settlement

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According to the FCC’s website, a settlement has been reached in the Equifax data breach reported in September 2017 which affected 147 million people. The initial reports stated individuals could file for a $125 cash payment or credit monitoring services, but in an article

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Hello World!

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That’s right folks… ITNS Consulting’s new website is now live! WooHoo!!! Its been a long time in the making, and countless hours of effort and of course some frustration along …