LastPass Security Breach: Here’s What to Do

Password management company LastPass has announced that it suffered a security breach in which attackers stole both encrypted customer account data (which is bad) and customer vaults containing encrypted usernames and passwords (which is much, much worse). On the positive side, the data of users who abided by LastPass’s defaults and created master passwords of at least… Continue reading LastPass Security Breach: Here’s What to Do

Five Best Practices to Name Computer Files

How should you name computer files so you can find them later? Let’s see if we can help! #1: Name Computer Files: Start Now and Catch Up Later Don’t let your old files prevent you from starting a new organizational approach. The best time to begin is now; you can reorganize old files later. An… Continue reading Five Best Practices to Name Computer Files

Apple Releases New iPad, iPad Pro and Apple TV

In a series of press releases, Apple announced upgrades to the iPad, iPad Pro and Apple TV. The new models are largely evolutionary, with changes that are welcome but unlikely to change your iPad or Apple TV experience. All are available to order now. New iPads arrived on October 26th and the new Apple TV… Continue reading Apple Releases New iPad, iPad Pro and Apple TV

How to Prepare Your Mac for Repair

It’s never a good time for computer problems. Whether keys on your MacBook Pro aren’t responding, there’s a crack on the screen or the battery no longer holds enough of a charge to make it useful, one thing is for sure: a repair is in your future. This entails bringing the Mac to an Apple Store or Apple… Continue reading How to Prepare Your Mac for Repair

iCloud, Google Calendar, Microsoft Exchange: Choosing a Personal Calendar Service

Mac, iPhone and iPad users have a lot of choice when it comes to choosing a calendar. Apple provides free calendar services via iCloud. Plus, the Calendar app lets you add calendar accounts from a wide variety of providers. Most notable among them are Microsoft Exchange and Google Calendar, which are common go-to tools in… Continue reading iCloud, Google Calendar, Microsoft Exchange: Choosing a Personal Calendar Service

How to Solve a Slow Internet Connection

As pandemic-related restrictions ebb and flow, many people continue to work from home at least some of the time. A slow Internet connection can make working from home miserable. Unfortunately, it’s all too common for Internet connections to degrade over time as cables endure a variety of insults ranging from water seeping into connectors to… Continue reading How to Solve a Slow Internet Connection

How to Use AirDrop to Share Files, Photos and other Data between Apple Devices

It’s common to want to share files, photos and other data between your devices—or with friends and family. When the person or device isn’t nearby, it’s easiest to use Messages or Mail. But if you want to move a file between two of your Macs, from your iPhone to your Mac or to your friend who’s across… Continue reading How to Use AirDrop to Share Files, Photos and other Data between Apple Devices

Ransomware Is On the Rise: Learn How to Protect Your Macs

In cybercriminal circles, ransomware is all the rage. It bears repeating: if you have not thought about protecting your systems, it’s critical that you take steps to protect your data before it is too late. Once ransomware infects a computer, it encrypts all the files and then presents a ransom demand. You’d need to pay… Continue reading Ransomware Is On the Rise: Learn How to Protect Your Macs

How to Choose Safe External Storage

It’s tempting to think that most external storage devices—whether simple hard drives or more complicated network-attached storage (NAS) units—are relatively similar because they all do roughly the same thing. However, a recent problem with older Western Digital My Book Live NAS devices highlighted that there can be large differences. In that case, hackers figured out… Continue reading How to Choose Safe External Storage

Prevent Ransomware Attacks on Your Business – arobasegroup Can Protect Your Network

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If you are a business owner, the Colonial Pipeline situation is a big wake-up call, even if you consider your business small and an unlikely target of hackers. Unfortunately, ransomware attacks on small businesses are extremely common in 2021. You may be shocked to learn that one business is compromised every three hours on average. arobasegroup can help.