Look out for Locky

Look out for Locky, the newest member of the ransomware family. It has only emerged in the past few weeks but has already proved to be much more devastating than its predecessors. The main difference between Locky and the other variants of ransomware is that can see un-mapped networked drives. Files encrypted by Locky don’t…

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Suffering from antiquated Category 5 cabling?

Does your business suffer from antiquated Category 5 cabling? New bandwidth-intensive applications are calling for speeds greater than 100 and 1000 Mbps, and the demand is only going to increase. There’s also an increasing amount of wireless devices, an influx of transferring of high-res images, streaming, and surveillance footage that are all part of a…

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Ten IT questions to keep your business safe

It can be tough to narrow down all the security risks on a network. So we’ve complied a list of our favorite questions to gauge a networks stability and security level. What do you currently use for backup and disaster recovery. What is the password complexity, how often is it changed, and lockout policy on…

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Best Defense is a Knowledgeable Offense

A new report out has discovered that Cryptowall  has become the most financially successful piece of malware in history. Maybe your business hasn’t been hit and you think “I have a firewall or Antivirus this couldn’t happen to me”.  But it does happen to reputable businesses with many precautions put in place on a daily…

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Gamer’s Rejoice with the New Razer Ultrabook

Razer’s gaming devices have typically been bulky, but they are changing things up this year. Hopefully they will be setting a new trend too with their first ultrabook. The Razer Blade Stealth is just as sexy as its predecessors, but now its just under 3 pounds and  0.52 inches thick.  This is a huge difference…

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CryptoWall Interview on Channel 2

We want our community, friends, and family to all be safe this holiday season. Please take a moment to watch Darren McBride’s interview on Channel 2, on how to avoid getting Crypto virus and protect your business’ data. Sierra Computer Group wishes you all HAPPY HOLIDAY’S!    Please click here > Channel 2 Crypto Interview with…

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New CryptoLocker Virus Variant

New Variant of CryptoLocker Virus Spreading Over the past few years, a category of viruses known as CryptoLocker/CryptoWall have appeared. These viruses do not steal information or install other malicious software, instead they encrypt data on computers and servers, preventing your from accessing it. The creators of the virus will demand a ransom to release the encryption…

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