The WIRED Guide to the Internet of Things

September 22nd, 2020 Posted by Life and Culture, Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “The WIRED Guide to the Internet of Things”

The Internet of Things. It’s not new, but it is expanding with tons of benefits and a few potential dangers as well.”

– Glenn Baruck, DigiTek Security


You’ve heard about the Internet of Things and probably utilize several things that qualify as official members of this expanding group of electronics. The IoT now includes lightbulbs, refrigerators, coffee makers, microwave ovens, baby monitors, security cameras, speakers, televisions, thermostats and more! The item they all have in common is that they are all now available with Wi-Fi connectivity to improve their efficiency and help make your life easier, or so they say. The truth is that the IoT is fantastic and, in many ways, lives up to the hype. However, there is a lot to know about these futuristic conduits and the hazards/perils they can present along with the benefits. Have no fear, Arielle Pardes for WIRED has written one of the most informative articles on The IoT, it’s history, promise and danger that I have read to date.

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The iOS 14 Privacy and Security Features You Should Know

September 21st, 2020 Posted by Life and Culture, Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “The iOS 14 Privacy and Security Features You Should Know”

“Have to say, iOS 14 is one of the best updates from Apple that I have seen. In addition to enhanced security, it looks good and performs well too!.”

– Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


iOS 14 is now available, and according to the experts, it will keep your iPhone and iPad safer than ever! A big SHOUT OUT to David Nield from WIRED for his excellent summary of these new safety features and informative insight into each element. FYI…in addition to the improved safety features, I can attest from personal experience that the new operating system also elevates the overall UX.

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Equinix Breach: 7 Things To Know About Netwalker Ransomware Attacks

September 14th, 2020 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Equinix Breach: 7 Things To Know About Netwalker Ransomware Attacks”

“It sounds like something from Star Wars, but Netwalker is serious business as ransomware attackers become increasingly sophisticated.”

– Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


CRN Magazine reports that Equinix is the latest data center provider to fall victim to a Netwalker ransomware attack. According to the article, in only six months since becoming active, Netwalker attacks have cost companies over $25 million in ransom payments. In this article from CRN Magazine, author Michael Novinson provides essential insight on the attacks and seven things that technology solution providers and anyone in your IT department should know about Netwalker. 

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You Have a Million Tabs Open. Here’s How to Manage Them

September 9th, 2020 Posted by Life and Culture, Technology 0 thoughts on “You Have a Million Tabs Open. Here’s How to Manage Them”

“Help! I’m over-run by my open browser tabs! Don’t worry! Relief is out there if you know where to look for it.”

– Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


Congratulations, you’ve become a gold-medal-winning multi-tasker with a sea of browser tabs always open on your computer! Kudos but, now you realize that you’re drowning in a sea of open browser tabs only an hour after logging on to your computer. Don’t panic just yet; there are several new solutions, both browser-based and third-party, that can help you stop your open tabs from devouring your screen. For insights, check out this brief but helpful piece written by David Nield for WIRED.

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Report: Coronavirus leads to more use of contactless credit cards and mobile payments despite cost, security concerns

September 9th, 2020 Posted by Life and Culture, Security & Surveillance, Technology 0 thoughts on “Report: Coronavirus leads to more use of contactless credit cards and mobile payments despite cost, security concerns”

Growing in popularity, no-touch payment methods heat-up security and cost concerns for consumers and business owners.

– Glenn Baruck, eDot


NRF survey finds that 67 percent of retailers now accept some form of no-touch payment

It looks like retailers are catching on as more of them move towards upgrading their payment systems to accept no-touch payments. With consumers worried about touching surfaces during the coronavirus pandemic, the use of mobile payments and contactless credit or debit cards has significantly increased in the past few months, according to new research by the National Retail Federation and Forrester.

However, are no-touch payment solutions secure and are banks and credit card processors being fair in the rates they charge for processing no-touch payments for businesses? These are significant issues considering it likely that the no-touch payment trend will continue even after retailers and shoppers return to many of their pre-pandemic shopping habits.

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15 Cool Remote Learning Tech Tools For 2020

September 1st, 2020 Posted by Life and Culture, Technology 0 thoughts on “15 Cool Remote Learning Tech Tools For 2020”

Remote learning is the current norm for students of all ages. If you’re looking for advice on technology to help your student succeed, here are some good suggestions.

– Glenn Baruck, eDot


For the time being, virtual learning is here to stay. Learning from home is challenging for students and parents alike. One area where many seek advice is; what are the best technology tools to consider to help equip their student’s virtual classroom for success? This article, written by Kyle Alspach for The Channel Company (CRN), highlights 15 cool remote learning tools that can make a difference.

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