Posts By: Joshua Flail

ATV Hosts Lunch & Learn on Cyber Risk Management

WarGames | The Ultimate Reason for IT Security | Ripple

Yes, cyber security threats are real. And many small businesses at risk are unaware of the danger that a lack of policies and procedures concerning IT security can have. In fact, according to a report from Symantec, a cyber security firm based in California, attacks on small businesses with fewer than 250 employees made up… Read more »

Happy Birthday to Mac

Apple Mac Anniversary | IT Support | Ripple

To celebrate 30 years of the Mac, Apple has released a 127-second video shot entirely with iPhones over a 36-hour period on January 24, the official date of Mac’s 30th birthday. The video includes footage from 10 countries on five different continents, and is designed to show all the ways in which people now use… Read more »

Update for Adobe Flash Required to Prevent Attacks

Adobe Flash Player Update | IT Security | Ripple

Adobe has posted an emergency security bulletin recommending that users update their Flash Players immediately, citing that a failure to update will leave systems open to potential attacks. According to officials at Adobe, “this vulnerability could allow an attacker to remotely take control of the affected system.” Users of Windows, Macintosh, and Linux operating systems… Read more »

Aereo, A Controversial Cloud-based DVR Service

Aereo | Stream and Record TV Shows | Ripple IT Service

I’m a somewhat recent convert to the cord-cutting philosophy of ditching the traditional cable and satellite tv providers in favor of digital services like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, etc. That is to say, I’ve had cable at some point in the last 2 years and haven’t looked back since moving on. Right now I’m experimenting… Read more »

Microsoft Extends Security Updates for Windows XP

Microsoft Windows XP | IT Support | Ripple

Microsoft has announced that it will continue to provide updates to its security products for Windows XP users through July 14, 2015. Previously, the company said all updates would halt when technical support officially ends for XP on April 8, 2014. This means that Microsoft will be providing security updates for XP another 15 months!… Read more »

Which Browser is Best for Business?

The Best Browser for Business | IT Support | Ripple

It’s a tough question: Which of the many available internet browsers is the best for business? Well, to begin answering that we need to look first at what features and functions are most important to you and your business. Here’s 3 things to consider when choosing a browser: Will it sync? Perhaps the most important… Read more »

Are SD Cards a Security Threat for Businesses?

Flash Memory Storage | SD Cards | Ripple IT

SD and microSD cards provide flash memory storage for things like digital cameras, smartphones, and tablets. And as with anything used to store important data on a mobile device, there’s concern about how easy they are to hack, or worse to corrupt with malware. But according to Samuel Bucholtz, cofounder of Casaba, a security analysis… Read more »