Know The CryptoLocker Ransomware Trojan & Protect Yourself

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What is it? CryptoLocker is malware, or malicious software.  It monitors your computer’s activity through use of a botnet, and then encrypts your files, holding them for ransom through a malicious program.  For this reason, it is known as “ransomware”. A “Botnet” is a group of programs inter-connected through the internet.  They communicate with each [...]

We Are Proud To Announce New & Exciting Improvements To Our Remote Backup and Disaster Recovery Platform!

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Hello Everyone, We have some exciting news to share!  Alura Business Solutions is one of the very 1st in our industry to offer a fixed price, unlimited retention cloud backup and disaster recovery model! What does this mean? Well, one of our goals here at Alura has been, and always will be, to offer you [...]

By Understanding Password Safety, You Can Avoid Your Private Cloud from Being Hacked

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As industry leaders in IT services, it is our job at Alura Business Solutions to answer the tough questions surrounding the recent celebrity “cloud-hacking” incident that has everyone in an uproar. The main question being: IS MY INFORMATION SAFE ON PRIVATE CLOUD STORAGE SYSTEMS!? First of all, hacking isn’t a new activity. People have been [...]

How to Protect Yourself Against the Heartbleed Bug

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First of all, don’t panic. it’s still unclear whether any information has been stolen as a result of Heartbleed, but security experts are particularly worried about the bug because it went undetected for more than two years. Unlike a conventional security breach where malicious attackers break into a site and download a bunch of encrypted [...]

What You Need To Know About Heartbleed

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As it turns out, that little lock icon in your browser’s address bar might not be all that great at protecting your private information after all. The Heartbleed bug — here’s an explanation why is is so named — was introduced to OpenSSL about two years ago, but only became public knowledge in the last [...]

The Benefits of a File Transfer/Collaboration Software Solution

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There are several reasons you should use an alternative to email for sharing files online: It removes content from email servers. Eliminating email traffic means more responsive email servers, faster message delivery times, slower growth in email storage, lower costs for additional infrastructure, lower IT labor costs, shorter backup windows, and faster restores after a [...]

Why Email Is Not the Best Solution for File Transfer and Project Collaboration

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In the more than two decades it has been available to the public, email has become the primary communications medium in most organizations, the dominant method for sending electronic files of all types, and the primary repository for important business content in many organizations. Unfortunately, such reliance on email as the primary method for sharing [...]

Stay Current With Updates

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Think of your CMS as a luxury automobile, a complex, finely-tuned machine that works well as long as it is maintained. But miss an oil change or forget to rotate the tires or pass on that new air filter, and pretty soon you’re sitting on the side of the road waiting for a tow truck. [...]

Secure Your Passwords

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Splash Data recently released its list of the worst passwords of 2013. The good news is that “password” is no longer the most-popular password on the Internet. The bad news is that it’s still the second-most common—and “123456” is the first. Slate has a funny article about what your password says about you. All jokes [...]

6 Financial Apps Every Business Person Should Have

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In the ever-growing world of mobile technology, there seems to be apps out there for just about everyone. Some apps are fun but there are tons of apps available that actually serve a purpose. For the businessperson, there are several apps that can make life run a lot smoother. Many of them have to do [...]