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Look Out for These 3 Red Flags Before Downloading an App

January 23rd, 2023 Posted by Life and Culture, Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Look Out for These 3 Red Flags Before Downloading an App”

“Anytime you’re considering downloading that shiny new app, take a minute or two to look for some easily spotted warning signs.”

Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


According to recent research, if you are like most of us, you rarely read the service terms or the privacy policies of apps you download on your smartphone. Well, that can be a terrible idea any time of the year and could result in you agreeing to something you don’t realize, including giving your firstborn children to an imaginary company (no, really). In this informative piece for cnet.com, author Shelby Brown provides some valuable suggestions on what to look for BEFORE downloading that app that looks really cool.


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End Of The Road For Windows 7 Security Updates: ‘It’s About Time’

January 18th, 2023 Posted by Life and Culture, Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “End Of The Road For Windows 7 Security Updates: ‘It’s About Time’”

“If you’re still running Windows 7, you are now on your own. Best to backup and upgrade with some expert guidance.”

Glenn Baruck, Chicago Voice & Data


Like a classic rock band playing its “final tour,” Microsoft took quite a while to close the books on its wildly popular Windows 7 operating system. While the official end of support day occurred in January 2020, Microsoft has now officially closed the books on bug and security fixes for its venerable operating system. crn.com author Kyle Alspachs’ recent article sheds light on this recent announcement.   


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The Most Ridiculous and Weird Tech Gadgets From the Last 25 Years

January 17th, 2023 Posted by Life and Culture, Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “The Most Ridiculous and Weird Tech Gadgets From the Last 25 Years”

“If you’re like us, you love your tech gadgets. That said, some ideas are better than others!”

Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


We told you about some of the incredible technology on display at the CES 2023 and that some of it is available to us right now! Well, in this entertaining piece, author Ty Pendlebury for cnet.com highlights some of the craziest tech gadgets that have appeared at the CES over the past 25 years.

I’m unsure how many of these techno gadgets made it to market or if any are still available. However, as a dog lover, I recommend you think twice about the pet dryer before you use it on your favorite family friend (if it’s even available). Enjoy the article; I can see you smiling now.


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Security trends to watch for in 2023

January 11th, 2023 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Security trends to watch for in 2023”

“Keep your guard up and stay informed; 2023 will be as challenging as 2022 when it comes to security.”

Glenn Baruck, DigiTek Security


As we welcome the new year and get used to typing “2023”, security remains top of mind for business owners, IT professionals and property owners alike. The not-so-good news is that this year will bring everyone new physical security concerns and cybersecurity challenges. The good news is that 2023 will deliver new and innovative solutions to help protect our physical and digital assets.

From AI to Zero Trust, author and security guru John Dobberstein provides an in-depth insight into what to be on the lookout for in 2023 in this piece from securityinfowatch.com.


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CES 2023: 10 Coolest Laptops, Smartphones, Tablets

January 9th, 2023 Posted by Life and Culture, Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “CES 2023: 10 Coolest Laptops, Smartphones, Tablets”

“CES 2023 was bursting with electrifying products, some we can dream about and some we can buy!”

Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


CES 2023 in Las Vegas did not disappoint when it came to activity and innovation! The same applied to the innovations in laptops, smartphones and tablets. This year’s product intros are packed full of slick new features that are not just prototypes but are available in the market now or very soon. Here with a rundown of the hottest features and gadgets is author Tyler Millward for crn.com.


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The 10 Biggest Data Breaches Of 2022

January 4th, 2023 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “The 10 Biggest Data Breaches Of 2022”

“2023 has arrived but don’t forget about 2022 just yet.”

Glenn Baruck, DigiTek Security


Welcome to 2023! Before we move full steam ahead with the new year, it may be helpful to look back at last year’s most significant data breaches. 2022 was another eventful year for data breaches. At the beginning of the year, things were looking pretty good, as statistics showed that the number of victims per data breach incident was getting smaller. Well, that did not last long; according to the most recent breach statistics provided by the Identity Theft Research Center, the number of victims jumped dramatically in the third quarter—a “staggering 210 percent over Q2 2022.” And the same report showed that Q3 was not much better as the actual number of data compromise incidents also increased by 15 percent in the third quarter to 474 incidents compared with the second quarter of 2022, according to the center.

That said, the report also showed some positive signs when numbers are compared to 2021. Read more in this excellent review by Jay Fitzgerald for crn.com.


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