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How to stay Virus FREE!

Summary While the rule of thumb is that any computer can get infected with a virus, no matter what the protection or how careful the user, there are some things you can do to further protect yourself against infection.  The basics You must always keep

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Save on Toner!

It has come to our attention that some models of Brother printers use a sensor to determine when it is time to change toner cartridges.  However, the sensor is designed in such a way that it often indicates that the toner must be replaced before

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Java is a high risk app

iSTAM recommends uninstalling Java unless it is absolutely necessary. Outdated or old versions of Java are frequently exploited by cyber criminals. Consider uninstalling Java if it is not required to deliver a business application or to manage this server. Before removing Java, please check to

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Protection against the Locky Virus

According to recent reports, massive volumes of JavaScript attachments are being spammed out that contain dangerous ransomware. We recommend taking the following additional precautions to protect your install base: Make sure your mail protection solution is blocking macro-enabled documents and .js scripts Ensure that you

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Should I consider a server based network?

Comparison There are two types of networks: peer-to-peer and client-server. A peer-to-peer network consists of interconnected client computers, such as laptops or desktops.  A client-server network is a centralized network one server acts as dedicated resource provider to a pool of client computers. These servers

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XP End of Service Notice

Microsoft has announced that it will discontinue service and support for the following operating systems as of July 13th 2010. Windows XP SP2 Windows 2000 Professional Windows 2000 Server WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR YOU? • Microsoft will stop providing incident support and will not

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Fake Anti-Virus Alerts

The dreaded fake security center virus is back in full storm again.  A few months ago we saw this virus resurface for a couple of weeks and then quickly dissappear.  Well it is back and has some new and agressive features from totally rendering your

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Lantronix xPrintServer

The issue is coming up more and more frequently as the popularity of the iPad and iPhone for business use is increasing.  The gap that Apple has left wide open is the simple ability to print from an iOS device.  They have allowed the integration

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