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My love for Π is Constant

March 4th, 2021 by admin

A cherry pie, and 2 apple pies, with the pi symbol on top of each one

I consider myself an expert on pie. I love to find the best pie places wherever I go, and I am a firm believer in vanilla ice cream à la mode. Pi, the illustrious mathematical constant, is a different story. I struggled with math throughout my...

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The Dirty Dozen

March 4th, 2021 by admin

9 brown eggs and 1 white egg

It's not uncommon to hear about tax scams. People become victims of tax fraud through workplace emails, online banking, tech support, and we can't forget a scammers favorite holiday – Tax season. According to the IRS, taxpayers have lost more than...

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Uncle SCAM Wants YOU!

March 4th, 2021 by admin

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The most recent election cycle has been a divisive one. Certainly the most extreme in my lifetime, and if you disagree, YOU'RE part of the problem, so unfriend me! As the temperature increases in the political climate, emotions are running higher...

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Funniest Scams You Wouldn't Believe Exist

March 4th, 2021 by admin

A snake

Ring-ring. Hello? It's a scammer calling. Click. Does that scenario seem familiar? We knew you'd say yes. Fraud, scams, and hoaxes are serious problems in our digital age. In fact, more than 3.2 million reports of fraud were reported to the FTC in...

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$GME TO THE MOON!

February 18th, 2021 by admin

Scrabble tiles spelling stonks

Before we dive into "stonk" history, there are a few things you need to know to truly understand the Gamestop, AMC, Blackberry, Koss, and other stock frenzies. WallStreetBets: WSB is a reddit forum where rich gamblers throw money at volatile stocks,...

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Meet the Equinox Techs

February 18th, 2021 by admin

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We have the most amazing employees here at Equinox IT Services, and in the spirit of our 19th Anniversary, we want to show them off a little. We asked our technicians questions about themselves and their tech career so that you could get to know them...

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Sunburst Hack

January 19th, 2021 by admin

A shadowy hand ominously typing on a keyboard of a laptop, their hand facing the wrong direction as its coming from the side with the screen and not the trackpad

We almost did it December, we almost made it one whole month in 2020 without a total catastrophe. 30 measly days, that's all I was hoping for. Hardly any time at all really, considering it's just one moon-phase, a single tank of quarantine gas,...

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Recap of 200 What Happened This Year 2

January 15th, 2021 by admin

A piece of toliet paper with 'BYE. BYE. 2020!' written on it

What happened in 2020? No really, what happened?! Between a global pandemic, wildfires, civil unrest, and murder hornets that vanished as quickly as they appeared… I was stumped. As this year came to a close and I realized that 2020 can't...

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Cyber Predictions 21

January 15th, 2021 by admin

The year 2021 spelled out with wooden cubes, with the cube displaying 1 mid-way through rotating off of 0

With 2020 in the rear-view mirror, I was so focused on leaving that dumpster-fire-of-a-year in the dust that I wasn't paying attention to the road and crashed into yet another dumpster fire called "2021". Unfortunately, our problems will not stop just...

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Recap of What Happened in 2020

December 23rd, 2020 by admin

The number '2020' seen through glasses

What happened in 2020? No really, what happened?! Between a global pandemic, wildfires, civil unrest, and murder hornets that vanished as quickly as they appeared... I was stumped. As this year came to a close and I realized that 2020 can't hurt me...

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The Battle of Artificial Intelligence: Malware vs. Antivirus

October 9th, 2020 by admin

Small army figures on laptop.

Artificial Intelligence has revolutionized technology. Right now, most viruses utilized by hackers use artificial intelligence strategies to bypass computer’s defenses. This has created a need for security services and applications to use dynamic...

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Hacking Horror Story: This Ransomware Turns You into the Villain

October 25th, 2018 by admin

Hacker behind graphic user interface

It’s nearly Halloween. There’s an eerie feeling in the air. The thought of ghosts, goblins, and other other-worldly visitors fills our thoughts. Scarier than these monsters that lurk under our beds is this unwanted intruder to your computer. You don’t...

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Cyber Crime Has Gone Mobile: 7 Rules to Protect Your Phone

September 6th, 2018 by admin

Man using a mobile phone in front of a cellular tower

It's hard to remember a world before smart phones. They are not only a means of communication, but our alarm clocks, calendars, flashlights, banks, and so much more. Not surprisingly, hackers have picked up on the trend; cyber crime has gone mobile....

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The Ethics of AI: Avoiding Science Fiction Disaster

May 1st, 2018 by admin

The future of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is incredible, yet frightening. The potential uses are limitless, and could lead to extremely helpful solutions. As the demand for AI increases and the technology advances, we are approaching a crossroads. Though...

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Text Scams: The Long Lost Eleventh Plague of Egypt

March 15th, 2018 by admin

You’ve probably seen phishing scams before...you may have even forwarded a few. (It’s ok, this is a safe space.) We want to make sure you are aware of SMS phishing because it’s even more devious than regular phishing scams, it’s downright dastardly. But...

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A Technical Look at 2017: A Year in Review

January 22nd, 2018 by admin

2017 has been an exciting and astonishing year for technology around the world. The internet of things took major leaps and showed some of the drawbacks that come from connecting many new kinds of everyday items to the web. Artificial intelligence facial...

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Unraveling the Internet of Things: What is IoT and When is it Coming?

December 20th, 2017 by admin

In 1990, Tim Berners invented the World Wide Web and shook the globe. In 2017, there is a lot of talk about a new internet on the rise, not of information, but an “Internet of Things.” While the Internet of Things presents a world of new opportunities...

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Equifax Data Breach: The Largest Cyberattack In U.S. History

December 8th, 2017 by admin

On September 7th, Equifax announced it was the victim of what is now being called the largest cyberattack in U.S. history. For nearly three months (mid-May to July 2017) hackers were undetected while accessing hundreds of millions of Social Security numbers,...

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Machine Learning: The Modern User Experience

December 6th, 2017 by admin

In the stone ages, if we wanted to compare our pile of rocks to our pile of sticks, (to ensure sure we had the proper ratio to make cave man things) we had to do it all by hand. Then computers and logic processors came along and they’ve been great for...

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Shop Securely: Avoid Holiday Scams

November 20th, 2017 by admin

On the first day of Christmas, my scammer gave to me, three spoofed sites, two password loggers and a maaalware in a pear tree! The holidays are here and that means plenty of gift searching and online shopping. But before you begin your gift hunting,...

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Operation Cyber Monday: Make Out Like a Bandit with These Links & Tips

November 13th, 2017 by admin

The time is fast approaching to separate the champions from the cattle. Cyber Monday is just a couple weeks away, and with it comes opportunities beyond imagination. 4k HD TVs at slashed prices, gaming systems at their lowest prices ever, smart phones...

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Navigating Your Old Operating System After "End of Life"

October 10th, 2017 by admin

On January 12, 2015 you might have called Microsoft support for help with your Windows 7 and found a benevolent and ecstatic customer support representative waiting on the other side. (Okay maybe not so benevolent…but they would be there!) However, on...

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What the Blip is Bitcoin?

July 12th, 2017 by admin

May 22, 2010 went down in history as the day that someone purchased two pizzas. That’s great. People buy pizza every day. What makes this so special? The reason May 22 hit the charts was because this was the first transaction to be made between bitcoin...

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