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MySpace Permanently Lost Large Amounts Of User Data

Are you or were you a MySpace user?  If so, we have bad news. The struggling company recently announced that when they attempted to migrate all user data to new servers, something ...

Millions Of Facebook Usernames And Passwords Stored By Accident

Are you a Facebook user?  If you are, it may be time to change your password.  KrebsOnSecurity recently reported that it found hundreds of millions of Facebook user account names and passwords ...

Using a one man IT firm?

When I started Network Essentials in 2002 I was a single man operation.  This was fine when I have a handful of clients but ...

Recent Breach Targeted MyPillow And Amerisleep Customer Data

If you've purchased bedding from either MyPillow or Amerisleep, your data may have been compromised. These companies are two popular mattress and bedding merchants operating in the US. This is according to ...

Your company shouldn't get Ransomware!!!

Today the City of Greenville, NC has been effectively knocked offline by a Ransomware / Malware attack. Additionally, Tuesday Genesee County, Michigan ...

Windows 10 Will Get New Update Feature

A small but significant update is coming in the next version of Windows 10, which should have the company's massive user base breathing a sigh of relief. The company is experimenting with ...

Why Windows auditing isn't enough

Network Essentials has been in business in Charlotte, NC since 2002.  In that time we have learned a lot about the data habits of employees, business owners and everyone in-between. One ...

End Of Support Notifications Being Sent To Windows 7 Users

If you're still clinging to your old Windows 7 machine, you should know that the day is relentlessly drawing closer when Microsoft is going to stop supporting the OS altogether.  In fact, ...

Why hourly IT service is a VERY BAD idea for any business

Hourly service providers are the "lawyers" of IT.  Every second you talk to them or need their services the meter is ticking and you are billed.  For everything! On top of ...

Some HP Laptops Being Recalled For Battery Fire Risk

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (USCPSC) has recently issued a statement concerning HP's recall of more than 78,000 laptop batteries.  This is being issued in addition to the 50,000 laptop batteries ...

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