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Wow, I can’t believe its been 4 years since I’ve done any blogging. Where does the time go?! Thinking back to where Cedar Valley Tech was in 2010 I can hardly believe everything that’s changed. It’s been challenging but there’s been a lot of good stuff along the way too. Here’s a top-10 of the […]

Thumb drive vulnerability

Never, never, never plug your thumb drive (a.k.a. usb drive, flash drive) into a system that you’re not 100% sure is virus-free. Unless your drive has write protection, and not many do, it’s completely vulnerable to infection and total data loss.

Beware Account and Password Requests!

If you ever get an email asking you to verify your password or personal account information, delete it because it’s fake!! No financial institution or any reputable organization will ever request this information by email or other electronic means. Most often these messages appear to come from your bank, paypal, insurance companies and others. The […]

Internet Piggy-Backers!

An internet ‘piggy-backer’ is somebody who connects to their neighbor’s wireless network to steal internet service. How would you know if somebody was piggy-backing on your wireless router? It’s not always easy to tell but the quickest way to kick off all piggy-backers and secure your network is to enable encryption on your wireless device. […]

Zero-Day Viruses

Zero-day (0-day) viruses are totally new viruses that are almost impossible for antivirus software to detect. Peer-to-peer file sharing sites like BearShare and Kazaa are the most common place for these 0-day infections to begin. Be very cautious if you use peer-to-peer file sharing sites and never assume your antivirus gives 100% protection!

3 ‘Must-Have’ Firefox Add-Ons for Improved Speed & Security

Lately I had been noticing more and more how slow my Firefox browser had become when visiting my favorite websites. It seemed like the big news sites, facebook and many others were spiking the CPU and keeping it there until I left the page. The drop in performance was agonizing! The culprit behind this irritating […]