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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.

Four Critical Measures to Protect Your Business from Cyberattacks

cybersecurity  The past few days brought news of yet another cyberattack. At first it was believed the “NotPetya” attack was a ransomware ploy due to the typical ransomware screen displayed to victims demanding $300 in bitcoins to decrypt their data. As it turns out it was not a ransomware attempt, but destructive wiper. NotPetya locks the victim’s files and then throws away the decryption key. Victims never had a chance to recover your files. The bulk of the victims are located in the Ukraine and include Ukraine’s central bank, airport, metro transport and even the Chernobyl power plant. Analysts suspect NonPetya was created specifically to disrupt infrastructure in the Ukraine. But...
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New Year, New Passwords - A New Year's Resolution Everyone Should Make

password 866979 960 720 As the end of another year approaches, many of us will be thinking about positive changes we need to make in our lives. We are all familiar with the usual goals: to improve our physical well-being, volunteer to help others, or maybe be more adventurous. What about improving our technology security? These days, it is important to have strong passwords to protect our accounts - and the data they hold. Avoid security compromises in 2016 with the following tips: Use a Different Password for Every Account Using the same password for everything is the easiest way to remember it, unfortunately, it is also the easiest way for hackers to gain access...
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80 Million Medical Records Compromised: 4 Ways to Protect Yourself

b2ap3_thumbnail_anthem_hack_400.jpgThis month saw one of the largest recorded data breaches ever, when healthcare-provider Anthem experienced a hack causing data belonging to more than 80 million of its patients to be exposed. This includes sensitive information like Social Security numbers, dates of birth, email addresses, and more. How can you protect yourself from a hack like this?

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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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5 Tips to Stay Ahead of The Hackers' Wiley Ways

b2ap3_thumbnail_cloud_security_important_400.jpgCriminals sit in front of their computers trying to rip off your personal data out of the cloud using their mysterious hacking skills. You don't have to know the code of the hackers to successfully fend them off. Here are a four effective tips to keep your data in the cloud safe.

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