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Technology is ruining your life!

By developer / June 9, 2016

Whoa! Wait a minute! Why would you say that when SunRiver IT is a technology company? Actually, we are a customer service company that focuses on supporting the technology for Nashville area businesses. As you get to know me and my writing, you will learn that I tell a story in my blog posts. Stories…

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Are You Ready For A 10 Core Processor?

By developer / June 9, 2016

You’ve probably got either a dual- or quad-core computer sitting on your desk right now, but if you love bleeding edge technology, then you’re going to want to upgrade after reading this. Recently, at the Computex trade show in Taipei, intel unveiled its first ever 10-core processor, designed for the home market (although why these…

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A Number Of Major Manufacturer Laptops May Have Security Risks

By developer / June 8, 2016

Security firm Duo Security recently published a disturbing report relating to laptop security. It found critical security flaws in laptops produced by five of the largest OEMs: Acer, Asus, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, and Lenovo. If you’ve purchased, and are currently using laptops from these manufacturers, you are potentially at risk. Specifically, what the security firm found…

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We are taking Nashville IT service to the next level

By developer / June 8, 2016

A long time ago, a good friend of mine said to me that you may think you have the best service but, until you have a customer that says it, you are just thinking highly of yourself. I took that seriously throughout my entire career. Now that I am here at SunRiver IT, I am…

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Microsoft Is Putting A Stop To Your Bad Passwords

By developer / June 7, 2016

Most of us (and you know who you are) tend to be not-very-good when it comes to creating robust, secure passwords. If you’ve ever used your significant other’s birthday, your birthday, the word “password,” or the numbers “123456,” then you’re not alone. Millions of other people do too, and Microsoft is taking steps to help…

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New Ransomware Replicates Itself Says Microsoft

By developer / June 6, 2016

You’ve probably seen the joke email before. Something to the effect of, “If you don’t forward this message to six people within twenty-four hours, your teeth will fall out, your car will break down, and all the files on your computer will be deleted.” Ransomware isn’t quite to that level yet, but it’s getting awfully…

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Tumblr and Myspace Latest Companies To Get User Accounts Hacked

By developer / June 4, 2016

Not long ago, we learned that last year’s high profile LinkedIn hack was much bigger than initially thought. When the hack occurred, the company assured its user base that it was limited in scope to some 6.3 million user accounts (LinkedIn has some 400 million users all told, which made this a serious breach, but…

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Did You Get A USB Drive From The ADA? Don’t Plug It In

By developer / June 3, 2016

Not even dentists are safe from hackers, and if they’ve been targeted, your company could easily be targeted in much the same way. Recently, the ADA (American Dental Association) sent USB flash drives out to dental offices all over the country. The drive contained updated billing rates and instructions for filing claims with various insurance…

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Flash Player Continues To Get Bombarded By Attacks

By developer / June 2, 2016

There seems to be no end of trouble for the beleaguered Flash Player and those who use it. Not long ago, yet another critical security flaw was found in the player, designated as CVE-2016-4117 by security researchers at FireEye. As is generally the case with zero-day exploits like this one, Adobe responded almost immediately with…

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Change Your LinkedIn Password Now!

By developer / June 1, 2016

If you have an account on LinkedIn, you may recall that they suffered a data breach back in 2012. At the time, they force-reset the passwords of all users believed to be impacted. Unfortunately, it now appears that the breach was much worse than was initially thought. The technology site Motherboard has been in contact…

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