Tag Archives: security

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The importance of keeping your software up to date

Take a look at the software you use every day. When is the last time you’ve updated it? For many, keeping software up to date is not a priority – because as some say, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Our technical support team runs into all types of software when troubleshooting with customers, and it’s not at all Continue Reading...
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Managing your passwords the right way

Passwords. You probably have a significant number of them. One for your Facebook. Another for email. Yet another one to log into your bank account. How does one effectively manage all of his/her passwords? It can be a complex undertaking – especially keeping track of which password is used for each service. But there is a way to keep organized, Continue Reading...
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Keeping your email account secure

As 2016 wraps up, we would just like to remind you to please take steps to ensure that your email accounts stay safe and secure in the new year. 1. Please remember that we here at Meganet will never send you an email asking you for your password. Nor will we ever send you link asking you to update your Continue Reading...
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Three Things To Consider When Changing Your Firewall

Technology is constantly changing. Consumers and business alike often want the “latest and greatest” when it comes to hardware and software, but this is often particularly true when it comes to the security companies need to put into place to protect their networks and data. Firewall technology has been a staple on computer networks for years, and businesses are always Continue Reading...
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Creating A Secure Password

One of the most common issues our Support team faces is compromised customer passwords. These passwords are usually for their email accounts, but can also be compromised website administrative passwords as well. Usually we can catch a compromised account password fairly quickly; because we monitor traffic levels throughout our network we can determine if a website’s traffic suddenly jumps up Continue Reading...
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Disaster Recovery and Your Small Business

Small business owners have a lot on their plates. Many are actively involved with day to day processes, working with customers, and are hands-on with their employees. Their business is their lifeblood, their pride and joy, and a primary driving factor in their lives. So – what would happen to that small business if a disaster were to occur, and Continue Reading...
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Three Keys To Working From Home This Summer

It looks like warm, summer weather has finally taken root here in New England. Well… we hope it has, at least. This IS New England, so it might be in the 40’s next week. Still, it’s almost summertime and that usually means vacations and situations where employees may need to work from home, or remotely from another location outside of Continue Reading...
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Is Your Web Browser Secure?

Microsoft once again found itself embroiled in a security issue when it was announced that multiple versions of Internet Explorer had a known vulnerability so bad that the US Department of Homeland Security advised web surfers to stop using it. Thankfully, the issue was fixed in both IE as well as Windows XP (despite Microsoft’s end of XP support) and users can Continue Reading...
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5 Things About Colocation That Will Help Your Company

Server colocation is a topic that comes up often in many IT departments. While it can be a good idea to have some servers onsite for ease of use and access, there are more than a few instances where colocating your servers in a secure datacenter can often provide a higher benefit than keeping them inside your office or company’s Continue Reading...
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Heartbleed and Your MegaNet Account Security

Last week, the Heartbleed bug made international news when it was discovered that many major organizations were identified as vulnerable, including Yahoo, Facebook, Tumblr, and Amazon Web Services. To be brief, the bug involved OpenSSL, a security device that has been in widespread use for years to protect data stored on servers, such as login credentials and user information. The Continue Reading...
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