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Equinix Breach: 7 Things To Know About Netwalker Ransomware Attacks

September 15th, 2020 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Equinix Breach: 7 Things To Know About Netwalker Ransomware Attacks”

“It sounds like something from Star Wars but Netwalker is actually serious business as ransomware attackers become increasingly sophisticated.”

– Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


CRN Magazine reports that Equinix is the latest data center provider to fall victim to a Netwalker ransomware attack. According to the article, in only six months since becoming active, Netwalker attacks have cost companies over $25 million in ransom payments. In this article from CRN Magazine, author Michael Novinson provides essential insight on the attacks and seven things that technology solution providers and anyone in your IT department should know about Netwalker. 

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You Have a Million Tabs Open. Here’s How to Manage Them

September 9th, 2020 Posted by Life and Culture, Technology 0 thoughts on “You Have a Million Tabs Open. Here’s How to Manage Them”

Help, I’m over-run my open browser tabs! Don’t worry: relief is out there if you know where to look for it!

– Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


Congratulations, you’ve become a gold-medal-winning multi-tasker with a sea of browser tabs always open on your computer! Kudos but, now you realize that you’re drowning in a sea of open browser tabs only an hour after logging on to your computer. Don’t panic just yet; there are several new solutions, both browser-based and third-party, that can help you stop your open tabs from devouring your screen. For insights, check out this brief but helpful piece written by David Nield for WIRED.

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Report: Coronavirus leads to more use of contactless credit cards and mobile payments despite cost, security concerns

September 9th, 2020 Posted by Life and Culture, Security & Surveillance, Technology 0 thoughts on “Report: Coronavirus leads to more use of contactless credit cards and mobile payments despite cost, security concerns”

Growing in popularity, no-touch payment methods heat-up security and cost concerns for consumers and business owners.

– Glenn Baruck, eDot


NRF survey finds that 67 percent of retailers now accept some form of no-touch payment

It looks like retailers are catching on as more of them move towards upgrading their payment systems to accept no-touch payments. With consumers worried about touching surfaces during the coronavirus pandemic, the use of mobile payments and contactless credit or debit cards has significantly increased in the past few months, according to new research by the National Retail Federation and Forrester.

However, are no-touch payment solutions secure and are banks and credit card processors being fair in the rates they charge for processing no-touch payments for businesses? These are significant issues considering it likely that the no-touch payment trend will continue even after retailers and shoppers return to many of their pre-pandemic shopping habits.

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15 Cool Remote Learning Tech Tools For 2020

September 1st, 2020 Posted by Life and Culture, Technology 0 thoughts on “15 Cool Remote Learning Tech Tools For 2020”

Remote learning is the current norm for students of all ages. If you’re looking for advice on technology to help your student succeed, here are some good suggestions.

– Glenn Baruck, eDot


For the time being, virtual learning is here to stay. Learning from home is challenging for students and parents alike. One area where many seek advice is; what are the best technology tools to consider to help equip their student’s virtual classroom for success? This article, written by Kyle Alspach for The Channel Company (CRN), highlights 15 cool remote learning tools that can make a difference.

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How to Stop Butt Dialing Everyone with Your Smartphone

August 26th, 2020 Posted by Life and Culture, Technology 0 thoughts on “How to Stop Butt Dialing Everyone with Your Smartphone”

Smartphone users, listen up! There are some things you can do to prevent this embarrassing yet common faux pas (Come on, I know you’ve done it too!).

– Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


It looks like even the advent of the touch screen cannot stop us from making these occasional and sometimes embarrassing calls. Don’t worry, though; experts have some keen advice for us on the steps that we can take to prevent our phones from acting on their own. It’s all here in this article by Whiston Gordon for WIRED.

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Are women better at protecting themselves than men when it comes to cybersecurity?

August 18th, 2020 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Are women better at protecting themselves than men when it comes to cybersecurity?”

“It looks like some people have known since the mid-’30s, but new research now backs it up. When it comes to cyber awareness, women are smarter.”

– Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


Well, if you are a Grateful Dead fan, then you’ve heard the song, “Man Smart, Woman Smarter,” which was a cover of a calypso song first recorded in 1936. This song seems to ring true regarding cyber awareness and password security, according to this recent article by Sam Bocetta for Securityinfowatch.com. The article details new research that reveals different reasons why women may be more cyber-aware than men and better at protecting their online identity than men. It’s an exciting read that cites possible reasons why this is the case and provides advice on protecting your online identity as well.

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