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On Line Support has been serving the Vancouver area since 1998, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Tip of the Week: How to Lock Your Android Device

b2ap3_thumbnail_got_that_andoid_on_lock_400.jpgYou’ve got a lot of sensitive information stored on your mobile device. If it were to fall into the wrong hands, you wouldn’t want the new user to have easy access to it. This is why every mobile device should be locked. Here’s how to lock your Android device, as well as how to pick out a lock screen setting that’s right for you.

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4 Signs You Might Be Dealing with a Hack

b2ap3_thumbnail_you_have_been_hacked_400.jpgA digital virus infection can hit when you least expect it, and sometimes it’s too late to prevent it from getting into your system. Just like dealing with a biological virus, it’s important to minimize the damage that’s done before it has a chance to spread to other parts of your network. Thankfully, there are symptoms you can look for when you need to know whether or not your PC is infected. Here are four signs your computer is most-likely hacked.

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Beware of Phone Scams Like ID Spoofing

b2ap3_thumbnail_call_phones_fraud_400.jpgThe Internet is a safe haven for scammers, giving them the anonymity they need to cause disruption. This overshadows more classic modes of scamming, such as the telephone. With the innovation of caller ID, we know who’s calling; but who’s to say that they are really who the caller ID says they are?

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How Safe is Your Email?

Email is (and has been) a prime method of communication for businesses of all sizes. With email comes a whole slew of issues that are essentially synonymous with the technology; spam, information overload, phishing, and information privacy. Even Pacific Northwest small businesses that only do business locally are at risk of these issues. Personal email accounts are equally at risk. Employing proper precautions and practices whenever communicating via email is very important to prevent the risk of security compromises, monetary loss, and even legality issues.

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