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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Hurricane Irma

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Our thoughts and prayers are with those in the path of hurricane Irma now and over the coming days. We will be watching the path of the storm closely and will be announcing any changes to our normal business hours here and posting those changes to our Facebook and Twitter accounts.  If we do have to close the shop, we will be monitoring the incoming support requests closely and responding as conditions allow. With the storm bearing down, now would be a good time to confirm that all of your unnecessary electronic equipment is powered off and disconnected (in the event of flooding, this will give the equipment the best chance of surviving) and that any mission critical equipment is connected to at least surge protection or ideally backup battery…
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Closed for 4th of July

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Cyber Tech Cafe will be closed on Tuesday, 4 July 2017 in observance of Independence Day to enjoy time with family, friends and loved ones.  We will reopen on Wednesday, 5 July 2017 at 9:00am ET.
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“Largest Ever” Voter Records Leak Discovered; Approximately 198 Million Records

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A poorly or unsecured Amazon Web Services server was the cause for what is being touted as the "largest ever known exposure of voter information to date." The data was stored on an Amazon s3 storage server that is operated by Deep Root Analytics, and the companies Co-Founder, Alex Lundry, has released a statement indicating that they take, "full responsibility for this situation." The data stolen includes voter's name, date of birth, home address, phone number, and voter registration details. Some outlets are even reporting that the information in the leak has predictions on which candidate a particular voter intends to vote for. For more information, check out some links to articles below. More Info: ZDNet UpGuard (Security Research Who Disclosed the Breach)  
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February Microsoft Updates Delayed till March!

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   [UPDATE] February Monthly Updates [UPDATE]   Microsoft has officially announced that February's updates will be released next month as part of the March regularly scheduled updates. https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/msrc/2017/02/14/february-2017-security-update-release/   We strongly recommend that users set a reminder and install the March updates as soon as possible following their March 14th release as there are several known vulnerabilities currently in the wild for several Microsoft products/services.   **Cyber Tech Cafe MyIT Customers** To all MyIT customers, Java, Adobe, and other 3rd party software updates will continued to be installed this month as part of your regularly scheduled updates.    
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Last Minute Delay from Microsoft in February 2017 Updates

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   Updates Executive Summary  - For the first time that I can remember, Microsoft has delayed the monthly updates for February 2017 because of a last minute problem that was discovered in the new process.  Additional information is available here but there is no date (yet) for when the updates will be released.   Microsoft - (crickets) Microsoft releases regular updates the second Tuesday of each month, often referred to as 'Patch Tuesday'.  These updates are categorized as Low, Moderate, Important or Critical.  Details on the categories are available here.  The updates can include any supported Microsoft product from Windows to Office to Internet Explorer and server products like Exchange and SQL Server.  If you have one or more of these products installed, especially if the update is listed as Important or…
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