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US-CERT warns of heightened DDOS threats

Following a large-scale DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack targeted at Brian Krebs’ security blog at krebsonsecurity.com, US-CERT (United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team) is warning of heightened DDOS threats on the web. A DDoS attack, at its core, is the act of overloading a website or service by overloading a server (or servers) with an incredibly high volume of Continue Reading...
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Meganet Now Offering Up to 10 & 15Mbps (Download Speeds) DSL at Qualifying Locations

Meganet Communications is proud to offer new and existing DSL users additional speed options effective immediately. Previously, DSL download speeds were limited to up to 7Mbps. With the additional options now available through Meganet, customers at qualifying locations can choose from the following packages: Download/Upload Speed & Price: 10Mbps/1Mbps: $58.96 15Mbps/1Mbps: $66.96 As these higher speeds are reliant on distance Continue Reading...
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When speed and reliability matters, Metro Ethernet is a solid choice

Think about the business that you conduct on the web every day. Perhaps you trade securities on the stock market, or maybe you’re sending extremely large files to an office on the other side of the country. For many companies, most if not all of their business is done on the internet. And for many of these businesses, dealing with Continue Reading...
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Ransomware Victims Encouraged to Report Infections to FBI

Earlier this year, we discussed how ransomware could very well be your biggest threat online this year. As a recap, ransomware is software maliciously installed on a computer or server that effectively encrypts all files, and subsequently demands payment (generally via digital currency like Bitcoin) to unlock those files to make them accessible again. There are all sorts of varieties Continue Reading...
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Preparing for the Cape.com Retirement

Earlier this year, it was announced that Meganet Communications would be retiring the Cape.com domain name in effort to bring all services under the Meganet.net domain name. As the retirement date of November 1st approaches, we want to make sure you’re ready by having your email settings updated as soon as possible. At the current time (and this only applies Continue Reading...
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DSL outage affecting customers in Massachusetts (Resolved)

We are currently experiencing a widespread DSL outage affecting customers in Massachusetts. At this time, we are working with the telephone company to resolve these issues. An estimated time of repair has not yet been provided by technicians working the case. We will update this post as soon as more information on the outage becomes available. We do apologize for Continue Reading...
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DSL Service Outage – Cape Cod

Customers in Cape Cod using Meganet’s DSL service may be experiencing a service outage. We are working with Verizon at this time to resolve the issue. A time of repair has not yet been provided. This post will be updated as soon as more information is available. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience....
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What Delta’s Outage Can Teach Small Businesses about Uptime

Earlier this week, Delta Air Lines experienced a major systems outage that led to the cancellation of hundreds of flights, leaving tens of thousands of passengers stranded at airports across the nation. Flights are getting back on schedule at this time, but there’s a big lesson for small businesses hidden in this ordeal. It’s the importance of keeping your systems up. Continue Reading...
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Why VoIP is the Future of Business Telephony

When it comes to technology, it seems that everything around us is changing almost at a moment’s notice. Smartphones, WiFi-enabled gadgets, wearable technology, tablets. It’s happening at record pace. But for many businesses, the phone systems they rely on and use to conduct business have largely remained unchanged. These businesses are placing their faith on antiquated technology that is complex and Continue Reading...
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How Ransomware Might Be Your Biggest Threat Online This Year

Ransomware. It’s one of those words you’ve probably heard before, but haven’t given much thought to. But considering the fact that you’re one of the estimated three billion users of the Internet around the world (according to Time), it’s something you’ll certainly want to familiarize yourself with. Defined simply, ransomware is malicious software which will effectively hold your computer(s) hostage until a ransom Continue Reading...
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