Email – POP, IMAP, SMTP … What Does It All Mean?

Article (PSA-0017) Submitted by: Billy Joe Long Company: PSA Computer Services Titled: Email – POP, IMAP, SMTP … What Does It All Mean? Original release date: December 1, 2021 Almost all of us use Email on a daily basis, but most of us have little idea as to what is happening “under the hood” when we send or receive an Email. Like an automobile, not knowing how it works is…

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Windows 11, The Basics

Article (PSA-0016) Submitted by: Billy Joe Long, Owner Company: PSA Computer Services Titled: Windows 11, The Basics Original release date: September 10, 2021 Yes, we were told by Microsoft in 2015 that Windows 10 would be the last version of Windows. However, recent news has verified there will in-fact be a new version – Windows 11. So let’s take a few moments to have a look at this “new” version…

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You’ve Got Spam!

Article (PSA-0015) Submitted by: Rebekah Long, Technician Company: PSA Computer Services Titled: You’ve Got Spam Original release date: June 10, 2021 Getting spam is a hassle. No argument there, but what’s even worse than that? Unknowingly sending it. When fake, unverified, and potentially virus ridden emails go out with your email address, it can look bad. And not only do you look bad, but you also have to deal with…

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What Is Dynamic DNS And How Can It Help Me?

Article (PSA-0014) Submitted by: Billy Joe Long, Owner Company: PSA Computer Services Titled: What Is Dynamic DNS And How Can It Help Me? Original release date: August 14, 2020 What Is Dynamic DNS And How Can It Help Me? If you are going to be setting up a server to host a service which you plan on offering to the ‘outside world’ (external to your network), a problem you may…

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Remote work in the age of COVID-19

Article (PSA-0013) Submitted by: Billy Joe Long, Owner Company: PSA Computer Services Titled: Remote work in the age of COVID-19 Original release date: May 13, 2020 Remote Work In The Age of COVID-19 What a strange time in world history. Who could have predicted the Wuhan Coronavirus (COVID-19) would close down the US economy? Because of this unforeseen event, many businesses have been taking precautions to reduce exposure and transmission…

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Windows 7 End of Life – What You Need to Know

Article (PSA-0012) Submitted by: Billy Joe Long, Owner Company: PSA Computer Services Titled: Windows 7 End of Life – What You Need to Know Original release date: October 30, 2019 Windows 7 End of Life – What You Need to Know Microsoft will end support for the Windows 7 operating system on January 14, 2020. This includes all editions of the Windows 7 operating system: Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium,…

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Protecting Against Ransomware

Tip (ST19-001) Security Tip – Protecting Against Ransomware Original release date: April 11, 2019 Redirects to the Official website of the Department of Homeland Security [US-CERT – United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team] To read article visit: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/tips/ST19-001

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Security Update – 2019

Article (PSA-0011) Submitted by: Billy Joe Long, Owner Company: PSA Computer Services Titled: Security Update Original release date: February 16, 2019 Security Update “From the sudden spread of WannCry and Petya/NotPetya ransomware, to the swift growth in coinminers, 2017 provided us with another reminder that digital security threats can come from new and unexpected sources. With each passing year, not only has the sheer volume of threats increased, but the…

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Directory Structure and File Name Conventions

Article (PSA-0010) Submitted by: Billy Joe Long, Owner Company: PSA Computer Services Titled: Directory Structure and File Name Conventions Original release date: October 19, 2018 Directory Structure and File Name Conventions When storing data we, as responsible digital citizens, need to ensure our directory structures and file names are human readable and well organized. This ensures the digital information stored within your company (or home) can be retrieved efficiently and…

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Security Tip – Website Security

Tip (ST18-006) Security Tip – Website Security Original release date: November 01, 2018 Redirects to the Official website of the Department of Homeland Security [US-CERT – United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team] To read article visit: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/tips/ST18-006

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