Why moving from Windows 7 to 10 before the new year is a must for your business

Is your business still running on Windows 7? If so, you should be aware that in a few months Windows 7 will officially come to an end. By January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide technical support, software updates, and security patches for Windows 7.

If you continue using Windows 7 for your business, you’re putting your company at risk because without security updates and any form of network support, the chances of your computers being hacked significantly rises.

The security risks of rooted smartphones

Bring your own device (BYOD) policies have become beneficial not only to employees but also to business owners. Not only do these allow users to finish tasks from a device they own, but companies also save money by eliminating the need to buy equipment.

What happens if you keep using Windows 7 past its support date?

There’s been a lot of talk online about the impending demise of the Windows 7 operating system (OS) on January 14, 2020. After 10 years of support, Microsoft is finally pulling the plug on Windows 7 and recommending users to upgrade to more modern systems like Windows 10.

F1 Solutions has been proactive in getting users in North Alabama to move away from Windows 7 through our extensive upgrade services.

What to do if you suspect an email is a phishing scam

Phishing is a method of stealing account information such as login credentials and credit card details by pretending to be a trusted individual or firm in an email and other electronic communiques — remains popular among cybercriminals. According to Verizon’s 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), phishing was responsible for 32% of confirmed breaches as well as 78% of cyber-espionage incidents in 2018.

Everyone is vulnerable to phishing attacks, therefore it’s important to know what to do in case you or your employees encounter an email that might be a scam.

The best email security tips you need to know

Email will always be an essential communication and collaboration medium in your business. However, it also enables cybercriminals to devise sophisticated phishing attacks.

Phishing is the fraudulent practice of sending emails claiming to be a legitimate entity such as a trusted company or an individual in order to acquire login credentials and steal personal and financial information.

Confusing technical jargon businesses should be familiar with

It’s never easy learning about technology, and its rapid development isn’t helping businesses understand it any further. However, it’s important for everyone in your organization to be familiar with tech jargon. Once you learn the language, you can take advantage of technology better to not only keep a competitive edge, but also ensure maximum profits, high employee morale, and happier customers.

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