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Critical iOS Update Released

Critical iOS Update Released

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Apple released an out of cycle update for all iOS devices late this afternoon (Aug 25, 2016). The update closes 3 vulnerabilities that allows an attacker to open a device often known as “Jailbreak”, and perform whatever actions they deem.

It’s being reported the vulnerability named “Trident” has been used by some governments to spy on targeted people and groups. In order for the exploit to be launched, a user must be social engineered or tricked into clicking a link that will execute the attack without the user even knowing it just occurred.

This update 9.3.5, should be installed immediately. You can do so via download thru iTunes or over the air on your iPhone or iPad. On your iPhone/iPad go to “Settings” – “General” – “Software Update”. As allows, make sure to perform a back up prior to updating.

Read more about the vulnerability here: https://threatpost.com/emergency-ios-update-patches-zero-days-used-by-government-spyware/120158/

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Happy 25th Anniversary Internet!

Happy 25th Anniversary Internet!

Today 25 years ago, Tim Berners-Lee and his NeXT computer (designed by Steve Jobs) launched the “World Wide Web”.

 The Internet day also called Internaut Day is celebrated on August 23, as the anniversary of the World Wide Web, which was developed in the CERN laboratories (Enquire / EV project) in Switzerland during 1989 – 1990, and opened to new users after that day in 1991.

More details about this day. Click this link below: 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internaut

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And the Survey Says…

And the Survey Says…

First, a thank you to those who participated in the MaxM Technology, Survey Monkey online survey. The results are in and a few questions have unexpected results while others are expected. Below I’ve briefly commented on each question and its results followed by a link that you can use to view the survey results in depth.

Question 1

The targeted ISP companies were represented almost equally in this survey.

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Question 2

The results for this question I think are probably off. With ATT leading in the first question by 51%, the result here should be 51% or even lower, unless all participants are actually on Uverse. Perhaps some of the Wi-Power users answered that their service is High Speed.

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Question 3

This was one of the key questions, and the result was as I expected. Since ATT opened their Uverse service to the entire town, internet speeds and reliability have dropped proportionally. My service has gotten better than it was a couple of months ago, but in the late evenings, my service is horribly slow, when by .

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Question 4

This one surprised me. I didn’t expect the responses to be this high, net even 50 percent. Good job to those who know how to do this much in knowing how to test their ISP speeds. However, we are going to be working on this one in the next post.

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Question 5

So here is where we begin with helping those 95.7% who would test their internet speeds again, or for the first time. Watch for a post later this week, where we begin the next phase in help you learn about your network.

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Question 6

Across the four options, the results are pretty close. However, anything below a rating of “Very Good”, does not look favorably on the ISP. With that said, a combined percentage of 75 I’d consider not satisfactory.

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Question 7

The only reason for this question was to help ensure the participants were within the survey area. The focus of this survey is intended for Canadian and the surrounding area serviced by the ISP’s.

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The survey provided a large of input from your our customers and future customers as needed. Our intent is to take this information and find the best way we can help ensure as customers of the area ISP, we are getting what we pay for and its a reliable, satisfactory service as provided by whomever the ISP.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/results/SM-CF66G5GT/

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Get Ready for Another Windows

Get Ready for Another Windows

As we are getting ready for a round of snow, the (Tech) world is getting ready for something else – and it will affect you. Today (Wed, Jan 21, 2015) Microsoft will be showcasing Windows 10. Yes, Windows 10, not 9, but 7, 8, 10. From what I’ve read to date, users of Windows 8.1 will be able to upgrade at no cost. However, you’ll have to wait until the official release, rumoured to be later this year.
In addition to several new promising features, the biggest news will appease my current customers using Win 8, 8.1, the start button will make a come back.
As a member of the Windows Insiders Program, I’ll be installing and begin using the Technical Preview of Windows 10 (i.e beta) this weekend. Over the next few months I’ll post more info I think my clients and customers find worth knowing.

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