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Anti-Virus

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Anti-Virus Software 2017 so far has been the year of Anti-Virus software.  Many pundits have called for the death of traditional Anti-Virus because only a small interface is running on the workstation while the actual scanning takes place in a data center. Also recently, the discussion about Kaspersky’s collusion with […]

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Spam Filtering

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Did you know the average office worker receives 120 email messages per day? And its reported that half (49.7%) of those are spam. Each week our email filtering service scans thousands of emails for spam, viruses, and bad recipients.  If you are not behind a spam filter, you are wasting […]

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Willmar Playground Build Day!

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On Wednesday May 24th, a group of employees at Bennett volunteered to help with the building of a community playground in Willmar. The new destination playground is being built at Robbins Island and is handicap accessible and all inclusive for kids at all levels. It was a great morning and […]

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Wanna Cry?

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New ransom ware makes you “wanna cry”! Bennett has the tools to help. A lot of information is coming out about the latest Wanna Cry virus.  A couple of things to note, that are currently not widely reported: Most of the “hacks” that took place late last week were in China, […]

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Equipment Upgrade

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On Thursday May 25th we will be upgrading a core device for our primary internet connection.  The scheduled replacement time frame window is from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm on the 25th.  Estimated time down is 30 minutes but it could be up to 2 hours.  Our secondary connection will […]

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Windows 10 update 1703

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Today Microsoft will be releasing update 1703 for Windows 10.  This update deemed the “creators update” has been very popular in industry reviews.  We are excited for this update, but as with all major updates we are hesitant to release it automatically.  We have decided to delay the update at […]

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Why free software isn’t always free

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Why Free Software isn’t always Free by Chris Bennett We found something very interesting this week.  We received an alert from a customer’s network that we manage for a machine with some strange software.  When investigating it was found that a bitcoin miner was installed through a free install of […]

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HP recalls over 100,000 batteries- Here’s How to Check Yours

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This month HP announced that they are issuing a recall on batteries that will overheat and could cause a fire hazard.  With the well published battery issues with the Samsung mobile phones it is important that this issue be addressed. If you have a device that is affected it is […]

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Beware of Toner Pirates!

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We’ve all been on the lookout for scams involving our personal information, banking information and credit cards, but are you using that same vigilance when it comes to your business life? Recently we’ve seen an increase in the number of Toner Scams in our area. These scammers (often called toner […]

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Viruses on the rise

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Cyber Security month has expired with the turn of the calendar but please stay vigilant. There have been several reports from our security vendors that emailed viruses are on the rise.  We have seen an increase in viruses in our area as well.  Below is a report from one of our […]

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