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IMPORTANT INCS INFORMATIONAL NOTICE – PLEASE READ To all our INCS clients, friends and family, and acquaintances: Widely-used CPU chips have a critical design flaw that presents a possible security risk. Fixing it is a high-priority activity, and the fix may slow performance slightly. The fastest way to fix this will be through patching the operating system. The faulty design has been present in chips for years and it will force a modification of the Windows, Mac and Linux operating system kernels – the software code that forms the foundation of an operating system. There are two similar flaws that ...
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Cybersecurity – Your Security Comes First

Cybersecurity - What are the threats facing your business network, and how can you protect against them? INCS is a security-first IT services provider, and we believe it is our job is to protect your business network from bad actors that want to harm you and your bank account. Recently, more than one hundred thousand organizations were impacted with the WannaCry and NotPetya ransomware outbreaks. No one, including us, can guarantee 100% protection, but we can do everything possible to make your organization safe and effective. The question for you is: How close to the best-possible protection level is your ...
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Future of Windows

What is the Future of Windows?

Future of Windows “Right now, we are releasing Windows 10, and because Windows 10 is the last version of Windows, we are all still working on Windows 10." — as stated by Microsoft employee Jerry Nixon at the Microsoft Ignite conference in May, 2015. He describes himself as a “Developer Evangelist,” but that’s probably not his official title. Although his statement indicates that we won’t be seeing any completely new version of Windows down the road, is it really in the best interest of Microsoft? Microsoft revealed last year that it was planning two major Windows 10 updates for 2017 ...
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Modern Collaboration Moxtra

Modern Collaboration

What is the state of collaboration tools in our modern mobile-first work style? Collaboration: the action of working with someone to produce or create something Collaboration - is this just a fancy word for communication? Not in today’s world. Entrepreneurs, visionaries and geniuses are busy creating the next generation’s medical marvels, models and platforms, not to mention redefining everything from television to banking, security, transportation, communication - even the food we will eat. Many experts agree that the future of technology is wireless and mobile, and in a Millennial’s world, the future is already here. Many of them do not ...
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Hoarded NSA Exploit is Weaponized into Ransomware Worm, Wreaks Havoc Across the Globe

Under shadowy circumstances, a self-replicating virus with a ransomware payload wreaked havoc across the globe over the weekend. The virus, dubbed WannaCrypt or WCry, is based on what was believed to be a previously unknown exploit, or “zero-day,” code-name EternalBlue by the NSA. The actual operating code for EternalBlue was discovered on an NSA proxy server sometime in 2016 by the hacker group known as Shadow Brokers, and was dumped into public on the internet on April 14. Where things start to get shadowy is the fact that Microsoft released a patch for the EternalBlue exploit a month earlier, in ...
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