March 2018 News and Updates

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Updates Executive Summary - March was a relatively dull week in the computer world. Microsoft and Adobe churned out their monthly fixes as usual but nothing particularly noteworthy. As usual, we here at Cyber Tech Cafe urge all our customers to review the updates addressed below as well as any other updates you may have for your applications and apply them as needed. As always, current MyIT customers will have their updates installed automatically by us. More information on how to become a MyIT customer can be found at the end of this newsletter or as always we are just a call or email away. Enjoy! Microsoft - Microsoft patched approximately 75 vulnerabilities this month (though many of them share the same KB number and will present to the user as…
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Major outage reported in Atlanta AppRiver Datacenter

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Early in the day on 5 March 2018, we received notifications of potential problems on some of the AppRiver services that we use and recommend.  After reviewing the data that we had, we confirmed that there were problems in the AppRiver Atlanta Datacenter. We reached out to AppRiver who confirmed the outage and referred us to their Status Page for ongoing updates. [Update 1342] - According to AppRiver, the issue has been resolved.   Our inbound mail appears to back to normal as well, confirming the AppRiver Status Page's latest update.  From the status page, it looks like the issue was initially discovered at 1119ET so, any email in transit between then and the resolution at 1342ET may have been affected.
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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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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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This (and Last) Week in Tech News [15 Dec 2017]

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This (and Last) Week In Tech News [15 Dec 2017] This Week In Tech News is a weekly segment released on Fridays highlighting the most important, popular, and interesting technology related news stories of the past week. Written and curated by Scott Schilder and presented by Cyber Tech Cafe. If you have an idea for a story to highlight please share it with us on Twitter. **Note** Due to inclement weather, there was no "This Week In Tech News" article for 8 Dec 2017. This article will cover news events that took place during this past week, and the week prior ( Dec 4th - Dec 15th) Net Neutrality, Net Neutrality, Net Neutrality, Oh My! - These past 2 weeks has been on fire with talks of the upcoming FCC vote…
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This Week In Tech News [1 Dec 2017]

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This Week In Tech News [1 Dec 2017] This Week In Tech News is a weekly segment released on Fridays highlighting the most important, popular, and interesting technology related news stories of the past week. Written and curated by Scott Schilder and presented by Cyber Tech Cafe. If you have an idea for a story to highlight please share it with us on Twitter.   Huge Vulnerability Found in Mac OS High Sierra - Mac user and software engineer Lemi Orhan Ergin first discovered a bug in the way Mac OS High Sierra handles logins and authentication on November 28th and disclosed the vulnerability to Apple in a tweet. https://twitter.com/lemiorhan/status/935578694541770752 The vulnerability allows an unauthenticated user to gain access to the device as the root user, without a password, simply by…
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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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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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Closing at 2:00pm ET Monday, 11 Sept 2017, possible late opening on Tuesday

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We will be closing at 2:00pm ET on Monday, 11 September 2017 to get our folks home in advance of forecast bad weather resulting from Hurricane Irma.  We will be monitoring incoming support requests and responding as conditions allow. At this time, we plan to open tomorrow (Tuesday, 12 September 2017) by 10:00am ET if conditions permit.  We will be updating our website here as well as social media with any changes.
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