Windows 7 End Of Life is coming soon, are you ready?

Windows 7, and it’s server counterpart Windows Server 2008 R2 have had a great run over the years. When these platforms were released in 2009, Microsoft committed to providing 10 years of product support for their shiny new Operating System and Server platforms. Once this 10-year period ends, Microsoft will discontinue Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 product support.

The exact date Microsoft has pegged for ending this support cycle is January 14th, 2020. After this time, Microsoft will no longer release technical and security patches for Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2. This means that if a security vulnerability is found that affects these systems, there will be no patch from Microsoft to mitigate these security concerns. Microsoft is strongly recommending that it’s users migrate to newer systems or upgrade existing systems to Windows 10 or Windows Server 2019 before this time period to avoid a situation where you are unable to receive necessary security patches for your outdated systems.

We can help you navigate through the process of updating and upgrading your aging systems to make sure you’re ready for the next phase of your business product life-cycle. Contact us today at (308) 221-1159 or email info@poweroncomp.com to learn how we can help your business!

Top 3 AntiVirus Software To Protect Your Computer

Our friends over at Techcoffees have updated their yearly AntiVirus comparisons to bring to you their picks for the top 3 AntiVirus software you can use to protect your computer today. With so many choices available to you, it can be hard to find a solution that fits your needs. Is your system protected?

Read more from Techcoffees here – https://www.techcoffees.com/top-3-antivirus-software-to-protect-your-computer/

Meltdown and Spectre – Bugs in modern computers leak passwords and sensitive data.

Meltdown and Spectre exploit critical vulnerabilities in modern processors. These hardware bugs allow programs to steal data which is currently processed on the computer. While programs are typically not permitted to read data from other programs, a malicious program can exploit Meltdown and Spectre to get hold of secrets stored in the memory of other running programs. This might include your passwords stored in a password manager or browser, your personal photos, emails, instant messages and even business-critical documents.

Meltdown and Spectre work on personal computers, mobile devices, and in the cloud. Depending on the cloud provider’s infrastructure, it might be possible to steal data from other customers.

 

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Massive data breach leaves nearly 1/2 of all Americans vulnerable to identity theft

From the OMG, this is scary department:

Equifax has just announced that a massive data breach in July of 2017 has left nearly 1/2 of all Americans vulnerable to identity theft.  On Thursday, the company disclosed that a data breach it discovered on July 29 may have impacted as many as 143 million consumers in the United States. Equifax is one of the three main organizations in the US that calculates credit scores, so it has access to an extraordinary amount of personal and financial data for virtually every American adult. The company says that hackers accessed data between mid-May and July through a vulnerability in a web application. Attackers got their hands on names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, some driver’s license numbers, and about 209,000 credit card numbers. 182,000 “dispute documents,” essentially complaint submissions that include personal identifying data, were also compromised in the breach.

Equifax is offering a website – www.equifaxsecurity2017.com – where you can check if you are one of the 143 million people who may have had their personal information compromised.  Equifax is also offering a year of free credit monitoring and identity theft protection on that site that you can (and should) sign up for if your personal information has been compromised in the breach.  You might consider paying for additional protection after the first year is over as it’s likely that attackers may have better luck abusing your leaked data once the free year of identity theft protection has expired.

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Digital Signage

Do you need to display relevant information to your customers?

Looking to add a simple weather forecast to your lobby?

Power On Computing is proud to offer digital signage for you and your company.

 

You can display Images, Web Pages and Video files on a continual loop, adjust the amount of time to display your content even set your content to expire on a set date or time.  If you can dream it, our system can display it!

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