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Hotmail/Outlook Problems

If you're having Hotmail/Outlook issues in your mail client, it's not you. It's Microsoft. No idea what's causing it, and no idea when it will be resolved. Some people are having one account work fine, and others won't work at all. Web access still works, so if you...

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And this is why we make backups

Not what you want to see first thing in the morning when you sit down at your computer to start work, right? This was my morning. Before breakfast. Before coffee. Not my favorite way to wake up, I'll tell you. I didn't panic, though. Why? I have backups. LOTS of...

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Alpha Dog Systems will be CLOSED July 4th

We will be closed Monday, July 4th, to celebrate the holiday with friends and family. We hope you all have a wonderful Fourth of July this year! Enjoy the fireworks, stay safe, and keep your pets inside while the fireworks are going on. Our fur friends don't like the...

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How to Avoid “Locky” Ransomware

As you may have heard, there's a new kid in town in the virus community. "Locky" is another iteration of what is known as "ransomware". Ransomware infects your computer, encrypts your important documents and files, and then asks you to pay a ransom to get them...

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Phishing Emails from Friends

phish·ing ˈfiSHiNG/ noun The activity of defrauding an online account holder of financial information by posing as a legitimate company. "phishing exercises in which criminals create replicas of commercial Web sites" The attempt to acquire sensitive information such...

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Outlook Email Phishing Scam

Have you recently received an email that looks like this? This is a perfect example of a "phishing" email. They're trying to convince you that "There's something wrong with your Microsoft account, and OMG PLEASE CLICK ON THAT LINK". However, if you look closely,...

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