What is a mask valve, and why are cities banning them?

May 26th, 2020 Posted by Life and Culture, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “What is a mask valve, and why are cities banning them?”

“Valves on facemasks look intriguing and pretty RAD. However, if you want to protect those around you, this feature may not be what the doctor ordered.”

– Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


Many cities are requiring that masks be worn in public to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. You may be seeing masks with valves being sold locally or advertised on your favorite social media feeds. If you’re like me, your reaction might be that the valve feature looks kind of cool and possibly more comfortable than other mask styles. However, as you’ll discover in this short piece by Mark Wilson for FASTCoMPANY, this type of mask may not be the best choice for being considerate and protecting those around you.

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The Untold Story of NotPetya, the Most Devastating Cyberattack in History

May 19th, 2020 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “The Untold Story of NotPetya, the Most Devastating Cyberattack in History”

“Many have never heard of the incident, but it remains the most devastating cyberattack since the invention of the internet.”

– Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


This article by Andy Greenberg for WIRED details the compelling inside story of the most devastating cyberattack since the invention of the internet and how a single piece of code brought commerce to a halt. A lesson learned for many as to how cyber-diligence is critically essential.

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50 Coolest Mobile Devices Of The 2020 Mobile 100

May 12th, 2020 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “50 Coolest Mobile Devices Of The 2020 Mobile 100”

“It looks like the paradigm shift to remote work will continue for the near future. In this new environment, mobile devices and accessories are more important than ever.”

– Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


We’re all about mobile these days, as many of us have become remote workers. If you want the latest and greatest to enhance your remote work experience, here are the 50 coolest mobile devices for 2020, according to Kyle Alspach from The Channel Co.

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LastPass Says That People Are Still Bad At Passwords

May 7th, 2020 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “LastPass Says That People Are Still Bad At Passwords”

“Let’s face it; our brains weren’t designed to create complex passwords to foil the bad actors and still be able to remember them!”

– Glenn Baruck, eDot


The results are in, and according to the most recent study commissioned by password-manager app purveyor LastPass, our brains are not very good at creating secure passwords. The study concludes that as in previous study results, too many people still try to ease online security by reusing the same passwords across multiple sites and keeping them simple enough to memorize. Even more impressive was the fact that the study also showed that 91% reported knowing that using identical or similar passwords can lead to an attacker taking over multiple accounts with one stolen password. Yet millions of us continue to keep making the same mistake!

If you want to know more about the findings and how to do a better job of protecting your identity, check out this 3 minute read by Rob Pegoraro for FastCompany.

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3 Things To Consider Before Signing Up For A Free Trial

May 5th, 2020 Posted by Life and Culture, Technology 0 thoughts on “3 Things To Consider Before Signing Up For A Free Trial”

“Free apps are enticing right now but be careful, not every “free trial” ends up being free.”

– Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


As many of us are still in stay at home mode, finding things to do to pass the time continues to be challenging. During this time, some of the most intriguing options are “free trials” of those super entertaining apps for your mobile phone, tablet, computer, or binge-watching pleasure. So many choices, so many crazy cheap deals, what do I have to lose, right? Before you register and give your credit card info, read this article by Lauren Goode for WIRED, it could save you a bundle!

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Psychologist: Here’s How Employers Can Support Mental Health

May 1st, 2020 Posted by Life and Culture, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs) 0 thoughts on “Psychologist: Here’s How Employers Can Support Mental Health”

“While all are grateful to be working, the stress and anxiety of the new normal for many employees is real. Mental health support is critical right now and will be instrumental in returning with strength post-crisis.”

– Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


The changes to our work and family lives because of COVID-19 have been dramatic. According to recent statistics, about one-half of Americans report that their mental health has suffered due to the current pandemic yet; many are struggling to find the time and energy to prioritize mental health.

This recent article written by Renee Schneider (head of clinical quality at Lyra Health) for FastCompany sheds light on the subject and provides examples of how some of their corporate clients are addressing the mental health needs of their employees in the near and long-term.

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