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GandCrab v5 was discovered on September 24

Beware of the Bolder Exploits

Security professionals have been trying to stay ahead of GandCrab. It has evolved to it’s 5th version and has potentially become 2018’s most prolific ransomware. Unfortunately, the criminals behind it continue to experiment with new features. Researchers announced the discovery of GandCrab v5 recently (September 2018), the latest major update to a strain of ransomware…

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The Horrors For IT Departments

With Halloween approaching tomorrow, it is an excellent time to take a look at the “Tricks” being played at the doorstep of IT Departments. From more sophisticated cyber attacks to advances in job-killing technologies, 2018 has been a truly scary year for IT Departments. Cloud Computing The Cloud has made Enterprise Infrastructure more available for…

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What is: Augmented Intelligence?

Augmented intelligence is an alternative definition of artificial intelligence that focuses on AI’s helpful role, emphasizing that it is designed to “enhance human intelligence” rather than replace it. The word augmented, which means “to improve,” reinforces the role human intelligence plays when using machine learning and deep learning algorithms to discover relationships and solve problems….

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7 Ways IT Companies Enact Big Ideas for SMBs

7 Ways IT Companies Help Small Firms Enact Big Ideas

Good customer service is crucial to success in business; there’s nothing high-tech about helping customers get exactly what they need. However, having effective and up-to-date technology can make the process easier and more efficient. Growth Is Linked To The Proficiency Of Your Technology For most small companies, investing in information technology (IT) can pay dividends…

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Understanding Self-Replicating Ransomeware and Computer Worms

Self-replicating Computer Worms Self-replicating computer worms are an ideal way for cybercriminals to spread malware and infect countless computers. Unlike a virus, a worm attacks ports and protocols of vulnerable systems and therefore does not require a delivery system. When a computer worm infects, it allows criminals to steal private data, execute distributed denial of…

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ITAD Growth Linked to Corporate Goals

Last year, the average cost of a data breach was $3.62 million, according to Ponemon Institute. Many companies often focus on potential fines, however, the largest financial impact comes from the cost of cleaning up after a data breach and the loss of customer confidence. According to a recent report published by MarketsandMarkets.com: The Global…

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7 Differences of Used Vs. Refurbished IT Equipment

Have you ever thought about what the difference is between a used server and a refurbished server? What about the difference between used networking equipment and refurbished networking equipment? If so, you aren’t alone. While the term “used” and “refurbished” signify two very different hardware standards, some companies use both terms interchangeably, leaving you asking…

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E-Waste Facts: Is ITAD the Right Solution?

IT Asset Disposition is a means to extend the lifespan of resources. Toxic components and chemicals can damage the Environment if not properly disposed of. This includes mercury, lead, arsenic, cadmium, selenium, chromium, and fire retardants. • The USA generates more e-waste than any other nation. The quantity of electronic equipment that Americans throw away…

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First Day of Summer

Today is June 21st and the Summer of 2018 has begun. Some parts of the country have been feeling the summer warmth for a while, but now it’s OFFICIAL. Summer is a great time to relax by the pool or take a family adventure, but can you truly relax knowing that your company’s IT infrastructure…

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Hybrid Cloud Computing - CCNY Tech

Hybrid Cloud Technology and Storage

Hybrid cloud services and storage are a growing interest for businesses in all industries. They can be very manageable and cost-effective. They also offer scalability and flexibility that is likely the future of computing. Hybrid cloud storage enables both public and private cloud for on-site and off-site backup. Hybrid cloud combined with in house IT…

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Update Alert: Office 365 TLS Version Changes

For security reasons, starting October 31, 2018, all client-server and browser-server combinations should use TLS version 1.2 (or a later version) to guarantee connection to Office365 services without issues. This will require updates to client-server and browser-server combinations. If you don’t upgrade to TLS version 1.2 (or later) from October 31, 2018, you might encounter…

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5 myths of donating IT gear

The 5 Myths of Donating IT Equipment

Donating IT equipment is a bad idea. It is always better to have a professional IT asset disposition company process the materials and send you a check, which in turn you can keep or donate. Here are the top five myths related to donating retired IT assets. MYTH #1 – You are “helping the organization”…

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CCNY Tech has been in the IT industry for over 25 years and has some of the most knowledgeable technicians and staff. We wanted to reach out to our customers and personally answer their questions with our best suggestions and advice. We specialize in a wide range of IT services and products, and we want to bring that experience to you.

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