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Here’s What You Need to Know About SD-WAN Technology

Here’s What You Need to Know About SD-WAN Technology

Moving from hardware solutions to software solutions isn’t a new concept for technology professionals, but network infrastructure has traditionally been a hardware-focused world even as applications move to the cloud. With the introduction of SD-WAN, or Software-Defined Wide Area Networks, IT professionals find themselves needing to retool their understanding of flexible networks and security. The MPLS (Multiprotocol...

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Happy Victoria Day

Happy Victoria Day

Big Plans For The May 2-4 Weekend? This year, Victoria Day falls on Monday, May 20th. Why do we call it the May 24 weekend? Whether you’re taking the time to kick back and relax, spend time with friends, or plan to get the jump on the workweek ahead, our team hopes you have an awesome long...

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Critical Update From Microsoft: Remote Desktop Services

Critical Update From Microsoft: Remote Desktop Services

Impacted Systems: Windows Server 2003 Windows XP Windows7 Windows Server 2008 Nonimpacted Systems: Windows 10 Windows Server 2016 Windows Server 2019 If you are still using Windows Server 2003 or XP, Windows 7, Windows 2008 R2, or Windows 2008 you could be in trouble. A wormable virus may be coming your way. The virus is designated as...

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What Is PII, Non-PII, and Personal Data?

What Is PII, Non-PII, and Personal Data?

Data security becomes more important with each passing year. It’s important to have a good understanding of the terms that both governments and the information security industry use. Understanding these terms will help you lead your organization to comply with today’s regulations as well as whatever new regulations are coming down the pike. Today we’ll define three...

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What Is PII Under GDPR?

What Is PII Under GDPR?

The security of user data is of high importance, and that importance only grew with the implementation of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). These sweeping new regulations went into effect on May 25, 2018. They are European Union regulations, but they have sweeping effects since they apply to any business that stores personal information of...

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day!

May 12th is Mother’s Day – what are your plans to mark the occasion? Flowers? A special meal? A day out with the kids?   Whatever your plans are, take some time this Sunday to celebrate all of the mothers in your life, not just your own. And if this is your day? The 403Tech Inc team hopes...

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Malware attack hits US accounting firms

Malware attack hits US accounting firms

A major accounting software and cloud services company has been hit by malware, affecting their many clients across the US. Wolters Kluwer, a major provider of tax accounting software and cloud services, has been hit by malware. The many financial software services they offer to clients across the country have been down since Monday, May 6. The...

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What Is Open Source Software?

What Is Open Source Software?

For today’s tech blog we’re going to discuss open source software. What is it, and how is it different from other types of software? In simple terms, open source software is a term for any program whose source code has been publicly released, allowing for others to modify it however they like. Software Types It’s easiest to...

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Are You Using Internet Explorer?

Are You Using Internet Explorer?

Do you still surf the Web with Internet Explorer?  If so, you’re not alone. Even after Microsoft came out with their new Edge browser in 2015, some people are still using Internet Explorer. The Problem? Security experts have found serious security flaws in Internet Explorer’s code. This means that if you use it, you’re opening yourself and...

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Canada Taking Facebook to Court

Canada Taking Facebook to Court

On Thursday, April 25, 2019, notable news broke that Canada is taking Facebook to court. Daniel Therrien, Canada’s federal privacy commissioner, gave a joint news conference with Michael McEvoy, the information and privacy commissioner for British Columbia. In this announcement, Therrien asserted that the existing accountability requirement enshrined in Canadian law, while meaningful, “is not sufficient to protect...

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Ransomware Hits Popular Cable TV Network

Ransomware Hits Popular Cable TV Network

For several years now, sporadic attacks that interrupt major networks’ daily programming have been occurring around the world as hackers try to break in and succeed at their digital violence. In April 2019, the victim was The Weather Channel. The network found itself having to broadcast pre-recorded material while an internal plan to regain channel access was...

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Microsoft Accounts Targeted For Months, Hackers Serve A Security Reminder

Microsoft Accounts Targeted For Months, Hackers Serve A Security Reminder

Microsoft began notifying Outlook.com users of a 2019 security breach that occurred between January 1st and March 28th. Hackers were unintentionally given unauthorized access to some accounts, where they were then able to view subject lines, email addresses, and folder names. While no login details—including passwords—were directly accessed as part of this breach, Microsoft did warn users...

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