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Phishing Awareness: How to Identify a Phishing Attack

 

identify-a-phishing-attackPhishing is one of the most common tactics cyber criminals use to try to extract confidential information from unsuspecting victims. Every day, over 160 million phishing emails are sent and 10% of those make it through filters. Half of those emails – about 8 million are opened. About 80,000 people fall for phishing attacks every single day. 

Sometimes, phishing emails are so outlandish that it’s easy to identify a phishing attack. Others? not so much.

There are serious consequences for phishing victims and their employers, including loss of productivity, bandwidth and access to accounts – not to mention the financial implications that can occur.

Here are a few examples of how you can avoid phishing before falling victim.

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ThrottleNet Names Abigail Diers Digital Marketing Manager

ST. LOUIS, MO – March 31, 2017 – ThrottleNet continues to support its rapid growth with the addition of Abigail Diers who will serve as the firm’s new Digital Marketing Manager.

Named the #1 IT Firm in St. Louis by St. Louis Small Business Monthly, ThrottleNet will utilize Diers’ talents to assist with the company’s multimedia marketing platforms. Diers will focus on video production, social media and online branding strategy.

Diers has an extensive background in marketing both in St. Louis and in New York. She served on the Public Relations Task Force with the City of Ferguson and worked in the fashion industry with Henri Bendel. As a volunteer she has served as Vice President of Administration with the American Marketing Association, St. Louis Chapter, and with the St. Louis Fashion Fund as an events coordinator. Diers is a graduate of Lindenwood University where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing.

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Apple's New Products - Get Ready for Red

Apple wants you to see "red", and hopefully buy one too.

The tech giant is releasing a new red phone hoping to capitalize on a vibrant color scheme that could appeal to its huge base of consumers.

The red phones are available in both iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus models. They feature a crimson aluminum finish.

The phones come in 128GB and 256GB storage variations. Pricing is inline or perhaps a little higher than other iPhone versions.

 

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Why Offline Mobile App Development Matters to Your Users

offline-appsOffering apps that Work Offline Provide Users Convenience & Flexibility

Offline support for your mobile app is one of the most valuable features you can employ during the development process especially if your target audience is on-the-go.

In a mobile-first world that is constantly connected, one of the most crucial elements that can be missed during the development process is the understanding that mobile apps need to work offline too to be successful.

Here are 5 reasons why apps that work offline can be more successful than apps that hinge on an internet connection to work.

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The Top IT Complaints Help Desk Professionals Handle Every Day

help-desk-complaintsFour Common Helpdesk Issues IT Guys Pull Their Hair Out Over

In most businesses, the IT guy is a jack of all trades. While this individual is responsible for implementing company policies, discovering new technology and making sure the server doesn’t catch on fire he is constantly getting bombarded with IT help desk questions that drive him crazy.

Common helpdesk issues that occur in a department strained for resources can limit or altogether halt the productivity business owners demand from their IT workforce.

Below are four common IT help desk questions that contribute to declines in productivity:

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ThrottleNet Named Best In Reliability for 2017 by St. Louis Small Business Monthly

ST. LOUIS, MO – March 16, 2017– ThrottleNet has continued its impressive run of awards with recognition as a “Best In Reliability” company for 2017 in a survey of business owners just released by St. Louis Small Business Monthly.

Best In Reliability highlights companies providing the most dependable products and services consistently throughout the year. The winning companies are selected from nominations and comments from clients. The complete listing will be published in the magazine’s April, 2017 edition.

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Moving to the Cloud? How to Make Your Cloud Transition Go Smoothly

migrating-to-the-cloudThe cloud is appealing to small businesses for so many different reasons. Scalability, Security, cost and the freedom to go anywhere are all motivating factors that make moving to the cloud a no-brainer for business.

But change is hard – especially after years of learning and understanding the ins and outs of your legacy system. While some employees may experience headaches after migrating to the cloud there are steps you can take to make migrating to the cloud a hassle-free experience.

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An Early Look at Google Pixel 2

Google Pixel created quite a buzz when it was released in 2016.

The phone was highly promoted and laid its claim with an advanced camera. Sales have been steady but have posed no real threat to industry titans like Apple’s iPhone and the Samsung Galaxy.

Some believe Pixel’s sales failed to challenge the larger players due to a design that was nothing special and the price rather large at around $650.

Still many in the industry believe Google’s  attempt to chip away at the Android market was a nice first step and have high expectations that the tech giant will release a new, improved version sometime this year.


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What Should I Do with My Old iPhone? Five Ways to Make Your Phone Great Again

what-should-i-do-with-my-old-iphoneSamsung is preparing to announce a launch date for the Galaxy S8, while rumors about the much anticipated iPhone 8 scheduled for the fall continue to swirl around the internet.

If you plan on replacing your current smartphone with one of these devices or have an old iPhone 4, 5 or 6 lying around in a drawer somewhere from your last upgrade, we’re pretty sure you haven’t given much thought to the question “what should I do with my old iPhone?”

It just kind of sits there.

Does it have to be this way?


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The App Store Future Is Bleak – Or Not

future-of-the-app-storeGoogle may have taken the first step regarding its feelings on the future of the app store building upon its site-to-home screen feature in Android to allow users to add Progressive Web Apps to their home screen.

In the near future, it’s likely that that users will no longer be able to perceive a difference between a website and mobile app, and according to an article in Venture Beat this will kill the future of the app store. This is not a new theory, foreshadowed by one author in 2011 who stated that web apps are a real threat to the app store’s existence.

So, is a doomsday scenario likely for the app store?


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