Bart's Blog

News and updates from RFX

We here at RFX like to share some of what's going on around our house. Not only updates about the latest technologies that we're using, but also updates on what is going on in our lives. Bart’s Blog is a culmination of articles contributed by a variety of RFX Team members. We hope that what you read will be informative, funny, thought provoking and more. Enjoy!

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Working on-the-go: Wi-Fi Security
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Posted by: Mia Wilson
on: 30 May 2019
in: security

It can be all too easy to forget that technology is meant to be utilized as a tool to help us—on some days, dealing with it feels more like taming a beast than swinging a hammer. We live in an age during which the ability (or lack thereof) to use technology effectively can make or break a business but developing this aspect of a company is a daunting task. The turnover rate is so high that sometimes once you finally get to using what was once the latest, greatest tech to the fullest it has already become antiquated and inefficient compared to new methods. That’s why it is so helpful to have a team like the one at RFX behind you—one whose sole focus is technology and making it work for businesses of all sizes. Sharing that vast knowledge base is exactly what Tech the Tool is all about...

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Why Do You Need a Firewall for you Business?
firewallbusiness
Posted by: RFX Staff
on: 22 October 2014
in: business , security

It happens frequently: network professionals are hired to install security devices or fix network issues and learn that the system has been breached by a hacker. They find malware is already on the customer’s server. Once the malware has started to cause issues with the network, it may have been in place for quite some time without anyone being the wiser...

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Business Backups 101
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Posted by: Bart Bushong
on: 21 July 2014
in: business , security

Imagine a guy in a short-sleeved button-down shirt and tie sitting at a desk near a large computer. Every hour, an alarm sounds and he takes a tape out of a tape backup system and replaces it with a new tape. Using a felt tip pen, he makes a careful note on the outside of the tape with the date of the backup and the number of the tape so that, if the data ever has to be restored, the tapes can be used in the proper order. This guy might spend hours on this task every single night just to ensure that the company he works for always has a good and current backup of their critical data...

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Small Businesses Are Often Easy Prey for Hackers
businessprey
Posted by: Bart Bushong
on: 10 April 2012
in: business , security

Sometimes being a small business can give you an illusion of safety. You may think hackers won't concern themselves with small businesses. But according to a PC World article, small businesses can be very appealing to hackers...

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IT Support: Why Be Proactive?
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Posted by: Bart Bushong
on: 20 February 2012
in: security

Today in The Wall Street Journal, there was an interesting article about Nortel Networks, who recently discovered Chinese hackers had been downloading confidential documents from their computers for nearly a decade...

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4 Ways to Keep Smart Phones from Compromising Business Security
4ways
Posted by: Bart Bushong
on: 4 January 2012
in: business , security

Malicious software for smartphones is on the rise, especially during the holidays. As mobile users increasingly use one smartphone for personal and business use, smartphone security is becoming an important business concern. Once compromised, hackers can use a smartphone to get behind corporate firewalls and wreak havoc on your business's Wi-Fi. With more and more consumers shopping on their smartphone, the smartphone becomes an increasingly lucrative prey...

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