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What You Need to Know About Phishing Schemes and Google Docs

Phishing schemes have been a major security concern for many years. However, instances of these attacks have recently seen a substantial increase amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. One type of phishing attack, in particular, has been aimed at those using Google Docs and Google Drive. If you rely on Google Docs or Google Drive to conduct any of your business, you must be aware of this growing threat – and take measures to protect your data. Google Docs Phishing Scams Are On-the-Rise With many teams working remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic, more people have been using platforms like Google Docs and Google Drive to share files and collaborate online. While it's true that Google has several safeguards in place on these web apps to protect data, some phishing schemes are able to bypass them by relying on human error. Specifically, when these attacks are carried out, a person may

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How to Choose a Backup Schedule

There is no overstating the importance of having a data backup plan. This remains true whether you're trying to keep your personal information safe or run an organization that deals with sensitive customer and employee data. The good news is that you can always have a copy of your most important files saved with regular backups. That way, if you fall victim to a data breach or another security threat, you can rest assured that your data will not be lost entirely. This gives you some much-needed peace of mind and protection. Still, many people struggle to figure out the best way to back up their data and how often they should be doing it. While everyone’s needs and budgets are different, some general guidelines are worth keeping in mind when deciding on a backup schedule. How Often to Back Up Your Data When determining how often you should back

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Everything You Need to Know About the Intel 7-Nanometer Granite Rapids Chip

A central processing unit (CPU) plays a vital role in any computer or server. Specifically, a CPU is responsible for helping a computer or server interact with various applications and programs. One of the main purposes of a CPU is to interpret a program's instructions to ensure the user receives the intended output on the screen. CPU technology has come a long way over the years, with companies like Intel leading the way for innovations. Recently, Intel announced a new Granite Rapids chip, which represents the future of 7-nanometer microarchitecture. Whether you already use a dedicated hosting platform or are thinking about making the switch, you should be aware of this new Intel CPU and what it could mean for the hosting industry. Let’s take a closer look! More About Intel's New 7nm Chip In March of 2021, Intel's CEO, Pat Gelsinger, announced a new Granite Rapids 7nm CPU chip

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AMD Xilinix Merger: What Does It Mean for the Future of Computing?

For many years, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) and Xilinx have built their reputations in the computing industry. AMD is known for its processors, graphics, and other computer and server hardware. Meanwhile, Xilinx has gained popularity for its innovative and programmable silicon that has been used across many industries. With the merger of these two companies completed in 2022, many tech professionals are speculating on what new company will look like and what kind of impact it will have on the computing industry. More About the Merger The AMD-Xilinx merger, reportedly valued at a whopping $35 billion, with the new company having an estimated total valuation exceeding $130 billion. With this merger, it is expected that AMD will be able to significantly diversify its product offerings, allowing the company to grow even larger as a leading player in the computer hardware sector. This is especially true when you consider that

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The Business of Ransomware & Why It Pays to Stay Protected

While many people tend to think of cyber threats as isolated incidents, this isn't always the case. In fact, it appears that the entire landscape of cybersecurity is changing; in recent years, attacks have even become a part of a thriving underground economy. This is especially true when it comes to ransomware, which many hackers have begun selling as a service to make substantial profits. So, what is ransomware as a service (RaaS), how could it threaten your business, and what can you do to protect yourself from it? Read on to learn more. What Is Ransomware as a Service (Raas)? In the past, those carrying out ransomware attacks needed to know how to create and deploy their own malware. Today, this is not the case. Instead, hackers have realized that they can sell their malware to other cybercriminals. This is known as ransomware as a service. Often, malware developers

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Double Encryption: What It Is & How to Protect Yourself

The term "encryption" typically has positive connotations. After all, encrypting your data is a great way to keep it safe and secure. With that in mind, you would think that "double encryption" would be even better...right? Unfortunately, double encryption actually refers to a new type of ransomware attack that has emerged in the digital space. By understanding what this attack entails and how to protect yourself, you can avoid falling victim to one. What Is Double Encryption? A double encryption ransomware attack occurs when two different ransomware groups target the same user simultaneously. When this happens, the victim may pay off one group with the expectation that their data will be recovered shortly after. However, once they’ve paid off the first attacker, they learn their information is still being held for ransom by a second party. As you can imagine, recovering files and other compromised information after one of these

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Web Hosting Crash Course: 10 Important Terms to Know

If you've recently begun your search for web hosting, you may be feeling a little overwhelmed by all of the options available to you. Likewise, with so much terminology and jargon used in the hosting world, things can be even more confusing. By having a better understanding of some of the most common web hosting terms and what they mean, you can make a more informed decision when selecting a hosting plan that works for you. 1. Bandwidth This is an important term because the amount of bandwidth you have can greatly affect the performance of your server. Specifically, bandwidth refers to the amount of data that is transferred when users download files, visit your website, or otherwise take in content. 2. cPanel Another word for "control panel," cPanel refers to a dashboard offered by most hosting companies that allows users to access and manage their accounts. On your cPanel

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Should You Build Your Own Gaming Server?

Those who take their gaming seriously need to have access to the fastest and most powerful equipment. This includes not only gaming consoles, accessories, and servers. If you've been looking to improve your gaming experience, perhaps you've been considering the option of building your own gaming server at home. Before you decide to go this route, there are some important factors to consider. Ultimately, you may end up deciding that you're better off purchasing a dedicated server for gaming instead. Why Do Gamers Build Their Own Servers? Many serious gamers will build servers to be used specifically for running online games. That way, they don't need to share resources with other players and internet users in their homes. This, in turn, allows them to optimize their speed and reduce lag. Meanwhile, having an at-home gaming server gives users total control over their experience; rather than being bound by a third-party

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Five Characteristics of a Good Website (and How Dedicated Hosting Can Help You Achieve Them)

In many ways, your website serves as the face of your business, providing visitors with all the information they need about your offerings in one convenient place. Unfortunately, this also means that a bad website can also leave a negative impression on visitors and potential customers. So, how can you make sure your website is serving your clients? There are a few characteristics your site should demonstrate to meet and exceed your audience's expectations. 1. Comprehensive Security With so many threats lurking around the web, having a secure website is more important than ever. This is especially vital, though, if your site collects any personal or sensitive information from its visitors. Data can include anything from email addresses to credit card numbers and billing addresses. Making sure you’ve taken every step to secure your website will give your visitors greater peace of mind and protect your business from the devastating

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Set up Multiple Minecraft Servers on 1 IP

Why run multiple Minecraft servers on a single IP? It's been a growing trend to see customers requesting an IP for each Minecraft server they run. This is mainly due to wanting to run each server on the default port (25565), so that there is no confusion for players on how to access the server. While that is a major plus for usability and lack of complexity for new players, it does add to the operational costs. IP Space -  There are very few IP blocks left in the world, so you can expect the cost of a single IP to increase 2 to 5 times once supply dries out and demand increases. DDoS Protection - Protection is typically sold on a per-IP basis as this is how most companies asses "risk" and "usage" for their systems. So basically, the more IPs protected, the bigger of a target the server

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