February 2018 News and Updates

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Executive Summary - Spectre and Meltdown dominated the news during the last update cycle but seem to be winding down.  The good news here is that strides are being made to mitigate the problem, including a Meltdown and Spectre Detector tool in Microsoft Windows Analytics.  The bad news though is that a number of other critical vulnerabilities in Microsoft Outlook and Adobe Flash Player have stepped up to take the place of Spectre and Meltdown. News DC770 In The News - DEF CON North Atlanta, or DC770, made the front page of the Cartersville Daily Tribune on Wednesday, 6 February 2018.  DC770 is a DEF CON group that meets monthly at Jefferson's in Cartersville.  More information is available at the DC770 website and the article is available at the Daily…
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The Results Are In – Backblaze Hard Drive Statistics for 2017

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If you're looking to purchase a hard drive and want to know which ones have the best track record, it would be harder to find a better source of information than the annual report from Backblaze. Backblaze is a cloud storage provider that uses exclusively off-the-shelf commodity hard drives in it's datacenter. They maintained detailed statistics on how well various drives performed and, in 2013, they began analyzing that data and making it available to the public. Since then, the annual Backblaze Drive Stats report has been an authoratative source of data on which drives to buy (and which to avoid). Links - Backblaze - https://www.backblaze.com/ - Backblaze Hard Drive Stats for 2017 - https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-stats-for-2017
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Possible inclement on Tuesday and Wednesday

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The National Weather Service and local weather stations are reporting the possibility of inclement weather starting this evening (Tuesday) and potentially lasting through Wednesday.  Additionally, temperatures are expected to remain well below to only slightly above freezing during this time.  Cartersville City as well as Bartow County (and several surrounding school systems) have already adjusted their schedules in preparation for the potential of snow and / or ice.  We will be watching the weather closely and will be posting updates and announcements to our Facebook page.
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January 2018 News and Updates

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Updates News Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities - There's a LOT of buzz about the two of these.  I won't be going into any detail in this newsletter about either but we've been pushing information out to social media as we get it and will likely be posting an article here later. Mailing List - The response to (finally) getting the mailing list back online has been overwhelmingly positive (and appreciated).  We have a sign-up form on the right-column of our website if you'd like to sign up. MyIT - The newest version of the Network Ninja (NNv2.1) is finally operational and has been deployed to a number of MyIT clients already with stellar results.  We finished with the beta group last week and will be reaching out to all of…
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Merry Christmas from Cyber Tech Cafe

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Cyber Tech Cafe will be closed on Monday, 25 December and Tuesday, 26 December to enjoy Christmas and to spend time with family, friends and loved ones.  We will re-open on Wednesday, 27 December during normal business hours and will respond to any non-emergency support requests at that time.  If you need emergency support before Wednesday, 27 December, please include the word 'emergency' in the subject line of any email requests. From all of us here at Cyber Tech Cafe, we wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Nathan and Kristy Underwood
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Happy Thanksgiving from Cyber Tech Cafe

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Cyber Tech Cafe will be closed on Thursday and Friday to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday and spend time with family and friends.  Any non-emergency support requests will be responded to on a first come, first served basis on Monday morning. If you need emergency technical support Thursday through Sunday, our emergency on-call technicians will be available.  You can page the emergency on-call technician by including the word 'emergency' in the subject of your email request.  Please note that holiday rates will apply. From all of us here at Cyber Tech Cafe, we wish you and  yours a Happy Thanksgiving! Nathan and Kristy Underwood
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November 2017 News and Updates

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Updates News Mailing List - We're excited to announce that the mailing list is back up and running.  We generally only send emails once per month (the News and Updates), so it's a low volume list.  We have a sign-up form on the right-column of our website if you'd like to sign up. Holiday Schedule - Please be sure to check out our 2017 holiday schedule here.  If you have projects that you'd like to complete by year end, please let us know as soon as possible. MyIT - We are working on some exciting changes to the MyIT Options, including updates to the Network Ninja, for 2018 that we hope to announce in the December newsletter. Executive Summary - Critical vulnerabilities were patched by Microsoft and Adobe this month,…
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2017 Holiday Schedule

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The leaves are changing, we've got pumpkin spice everything and I'm already starting to see Christmas commercials on television.  It's hard to believe, but we're officially back in the holiday season.  We are already starting to schedule projects around the holidays so it seemed like a good idea to go ahead and post our official holiday schedule.  As always, we will have on-call personnel available in the event of emergencies and will post additional reminders as the holidays get closer.   Thanksgiving Closed Thursday, 23 November and Friday, 24 November.  Returning to normal business hours on Monday, 27 November. Christmas Closed Monday, 25 December and Tuesday, 26 December.  Returning to normal business hours on Wednesday, 27 December. New Year Closed Monday, 1 January.  Returning to normal business hours on Tuesday,…
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Problems with GoDaddy email

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If you are using GoDaddy for email, you are likely having problems sending and receiving emails.  Very few details at this point but there is a problem that GoDaddy has acknowledged and is currently working on.  No reason for outage or ETA on the resolution has been provided.
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