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Lessons Learned from the Yahoo Breach-5 Ways You Can Protect Yourself from a Cyberattack

 

The recent cyber beach announced by Yahoo impacted around one billion people worldwide. Millions could have and may still be negatively affected.

In the most recent case, Yahoo announced users had their passwords and information stolen sometime in 2013. This followed a different cyberattack the tech firm announced in September.

Those who may not have seen the ill effects of these breaches may still be at risk. As their data gets circulated among a wide-range of cyber pirates, key personal information can be compromised. Checking accounts can be emptied and credit card numbers stolen.

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The Biggest Data Breaches of 2016 – Recapping Recent Cyber Security Breaches & Where We Go from Here

biggest-data-breaches-of-2016A year can’t go by without adding to the list of biggest data breaches in history, and 2016 was no different. ZDNet is reporting an estimated 2.2 billion records were exposed in 2016, with almost 3,000 public data breaches occurring during 2016 alone. As we close out the year, we examine some of the biggest recent cyber security breaches that took place, how they happened and what companies can do to prevent them from occurring again.

ThrottleNet in Conjunction with Steady Rain Wins 2 ME Show Awards for Business-to-Business Marketing Excellence

ST. LOUIS, MO – December 16, 2016 – ThrottleNet in conjunction with digital marketing agency Steady Rain has won two 2016 ME Show awards for business-to-business marketing excellence from the Business Marketing Association.

 

ThrottleNet’s TN Tech Talk and TNtv Digital Video Content Marketing Campaign were winners in the Electronic Presentation, Webcast, Podcast and Broadcast category. ThrottleNet’s overall Integrated Digital Marketing Campaign was also cited for top Integrated Digital Campaign.

 

Launching an App the Right Way – Perfecting Pre & Post App Launch Strategy

app-launch-strategyConceptualizing, designing and developing mobile applications is just part of the puzzle. Thorough testing, impactful marketing and optimization are all critical components of a successful app launch strategy, and the work doesn’t end the moment the app goes live in the marketplace. An app is no good unless it’s target audience finds it and finds it useful.

When you really think about it, mobile app development is a lot like a trip to the International Space Station. First, you want to make sure you get off the ground. Then, you want to make sure you make it through the atmosphere safely before the real work begins. Eventually, you get everyone back to earth safely and take what you learned to achieve other goals.

MacBook Pro: High Performance at a Price

Innovation has always been a hallmark at Apple.

The new MacBook Pro is no different.

Available soon, Mac fans will find the device has many new features and improvements that should keep this laptop in high demand for both personal and business use.

Start with the design both inside and out. The Pro has an aluminum body, solid state design, and a Core i7 processor. It is more powerful yet thinner and lighter than its predecessors. Try 17% thinner, a significant difference.

Two sizes are available. A smaller 13 inch version weighs in at just three pounds. The 15 inch version weighs just four pounds.

Some fans have been clamoring for a touch screen application from Apple, and the new Pro delivers but in a different way.

 

8 New Technologies We’re Thankful For

technology-to-be-thankful-forEvery year around this time, the Thanksgiving Holiday gives us time to be with our families and take a few days to refresh our minds and reflect on the things we’re truly thankful for.

Aside from the obvious reasons to be thankful this time of year, there are plenty of things technology has given us over the past few years that are easy to take for granted.

This Thanksgiving, ThrottleNet has put together a list of 8 technologies we’re thankful for, as these things have all in their own special little ways contributed to the betterment of society.

Happy Thanksgiving from your friends at ThrottleNet! 

Read on to see the full list.

Christmas Shopping Safety Tips – How to Know a Website is Safe to Buy From

christmas-shopping-securityIn just a few short days, the Christmas shopping season officially kicks off with the madness that is Black Friday before moving online with Cyber Monday.

‘Tis the time for deals, but biting on the wrong one can turn the calendar from Cyber Monday to Ticked Off Tuesday.

Christmas shoppers are the perfect victims for scammers, and as commerce has shifted online so have their deceptive tactics, but there are ways to stay safe this holiday season – just follow these Christmas shopping safety tips from your friends at ThrottleNet.

The Google Pixel: It's All About The Camera

 

Google's attempt at its first mobile phone, the Pixel, is starting to hit store shelves.

It is the company's first phone with its own design, hardware and software. It represents nearly a clean break from partners who assisted with the production of the Nexus brand of products.

The phone represents a change in appearance and performance from previous Android versions. This includes an attractive appearance with a fast and smooth one-piece aluminum design. It has a wedge shape to keep the camera flush.

Small Business Cyber Security: An owner’s guide to common risks to IT security

network-security-risksAs a small business owner, managing all the risks to IT security yourself can make you go gray at an early age. From securing your files, who enters the building, who takes what home with them and everything else, there is a lot going on and a lot riding on small business cyber security.

It’s easy to overlook all of the small business cyber security risks that your company may not be addressing – either because you don’t know it’s a risk, you haven’t encountered it or your current procedures aren’t up to industry standards.

Here are some common risks to IT security and things that you can proactively do about them.

Hiring an App Developer: How to Find App Developers that Align with Your Goals

 

hiring-an-app-developerYou have a great idea for a new business app and are ready to start hiring an app developer. While you generally have an idea of how you want your app to look and function, you don’t possess the skills needed to turn concept into reality. Hiring an app developer is the next step in the process after conceptualization, but how do you find app developers that align with your specific goals?

Every app is different and development truly never ends – as great apps often need constant updating to stay relevant in a hyper-competitive marketplace.

Hiring an app developer isn’t as simple as calling the company with the first result on Google – you have to partner with an app developer who gets you. Someone who is on the same page with your business, your goals and your vision to create an app that is a digital extension of your company and your values.