Monthly Archives: September 2011

Is Your Printer Sending you Malware?

With people getting smarter about phishing scams, fake anti-virus scanners, not opening unknown attachments from unknown senders, and avoiding going to infected websites, malware creators are getting creative. The latest way for them to try and infect you is to send you an email that appears to be an attachment from your own printer or scanner. Of course, trusting a device in your own network is alright, isn't it? The way to know is the faked email has a subject: “Scan from a <printer name> <random 6 to 8 digit number string>” and has a ZIP file attached. Opening that file will open malicious forces on your machine and network.

With the continuing attacks and changing tactics by malware authors, how can a business remain protected against such overwhelming odds? At Renascence IT Consulting, we are constantly updating our own knowledge with the latest anti-malware programs and techniques to remove instances on your business network. In addition, we can teach your users how to avoid these attacks so you can concentrate on your business and not on your computers.

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Time to Juice your BlackBerry?

With recent stumblings at Resarch in Motion, Blackberry's company, is it time for your office to switch to Android, iPhone, or a Windows Mobile device? The recent fall of Blackberry raises a cloud on its future and possible restructuring or acquisition. It was not that long ago that Palm was the end all of smart phones. It only took a few years before its assets were picked up by HP, who itself just dumped the remade Palm OS, named Web OS after a failed tablet line. Is this the same fate for Blackberry?

At Renascence IT Consulting, we have seen serious growth in the smart phone industry. We also have familiarized ourselves to integrate your devices; be it Windows, Apple, or Google, into your business. If you have questions or concerns about the use and security of each, feel free to contact us and we can figure out what is best for your particular company.

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