Why has Microsoft Outlook stopped working?

Starting in January 2023, Microsoft has stopped supporting Basic authentication in Exchange Online to improve security.

The Danger of Surveillance Creep

Surveillance cameras.

What is surveillance creep? “Surveillance creep” is the idea that surveillance measures first installed for beneficial purposes are later used for more sinister purposes. While surveillance has always been about collecting data, it has now stretched into collecting much more personal information. While a type of surveillance may seem reasonable initially, its intentions past its… Read the full article The Danger of Surveillance Creep

Plan now to replace Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2012

As of October 2023, extended support for Windows Server 2012 will be ended, and security updates will no longer be provided by Microsoft. For most businesses still running these old servers, it is time to start planning an upgrade. There have been many technological advancements in the last decade, for both hardware and software, and… Read the full article Plan now to replace Windows Server 2012

The Global Chip Shortage: What It Is, And How It Happened

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By now, you’ve been affected by the global chip shortage directly or indirectly. We’re two plus years into the global chip shortage, and the end is not close. It is affecting most major industries across the globe, due to major strains on supply chains and massive increase in demand. So, what is it? The global… Read the full article The Global Chip Shortage: What It Is, And How It Happened

Log4j – The realities of technology and security

log4j crusader

One of the lesser reported issues is that Log4j is actually baked into (a part of) many software applications commonly deployed on websites/applications.

Microsoft issues urgent security update

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If you are reading this on a Windows computer, first open your Start menu, type “update”, then check for and install all available updates. Now that you can rest assured your computer is safe, let’s talk about PrintNightmare. Windows computers can share printers with devices on the same network, and that’s a great feature, but… Read the full article Microsoft issues urgent security update

Announcement regarding Ontario State of Emergency

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First and foremost, thank you for being a valued client or future client of Dunham Connect. We appreciate working with all of our partners especially during these ever changing and challenging times. Ontario has declared a state of emergency requiring people to stay at home whenever possible. Non-essential businesses and schools are being forced to… Read the full article Announcement regarding Ontario State of Emergency

How to prevent your email from getting hacked

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If you have a computer or a phone, chances are you have at least one email account. Emailing has cemented itself as a vital form of communication and is here to stay. While there are a great many benefits of using email as your form of communication, there has been an epidemic of spam that… Read the full article How to prevent your email from getting hacked

Hackers are stealing phone numbers. Are you safe?

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From a young age, we all become extremely aware that we should keep our SIN number and bank card information safe and not reveal them to anyone except our employees and the ones closest to us. Nowadays, however, there is a new set of sensitive digits that we have to protect – our phone number…. Read the full article Hackers are stealing phone numbers. Are you safe?

How to keep your smart phone safe from hackers

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In today’s society, our phone has moved far beyond being an integral form of communication and is now being used in every way imaginable. We use our cellphones for shopping, business, entertainment, and just about everything you can use your computer for. Since 2013 mobile web traffic has risen from 16.2% to an astonishing 52.2%… Read the full article How to keep your smart phone safe from hackers

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