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Ubiquiti breach

Ubiquiti, a vendor best known for inexpensive and reliable Wi-Fi gear has been hacked.  Rumor is that an employee’s LastPass credentials were stolen, which allowed hackers access to Ubiquiti’s entire...

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Patch-related printing bug

An update that Microsoft released in March caused issues for many users, ranging from printouts and PDF exports containing no text, jumbled text/graphics, applications freezing or giving errors, or even a full system crash (aka “blue...

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More spam/phish than ever

Our service desk always gets a lot of questions about whether or not an email is legitimate.  If you suspect an email is not legitimate, it probably is not – usually your gut instinct is correct here.  95% of the...

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How to detect phishing and scam emails

At SpireTech, our managed services clients often contact the helpdesk to determine if an email is fake or not.  We thought it’d be helpful to put together a short instructional video to help you identify some common signs that an email is a phish or fake email....

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How to avoid a Bitcoin blackmail scam

used with permission from FTC.gov., by Cristina Miranda “I know about the secret you are keeping from your wife and everyone else. You can ignore this letter, or pay me a $8600 confidentiality fee in Bitcoin”. It’s enough to send shivers down anyone’s spine, but these...

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