Why Internet Explorer is a Security Risk and How to Replace It with a New Browser

A graphic that represents the insecurity of Internet Explorer

In 2016, Microsoft stopped supporting most versions of Internet Explorer.  Since then, they have stopped pushing updates and patch deployments. In last week’s blog, How to Clear Your Browser Cache and Data, OTELCO touched on this fact and encouraged our readers to stop using the aged browser. This week, we will discuss why and how you should switch from Internet Explorer to a new browser. Why you should stop using Internet Explorer Continuing to use… Read more »

How to Clear Your Browser Cache and Data

Clearing your browsing cache and accumulated browsing data is often an easy way to speed up your browser. In this blog, we will clarify the difference between your browser cache and browsing data, explain why and how you clear it. What is a browser cache? Simply put, your browser cache stores information you accumulate from websites. Mainly, it stores information from websites that doesn’t change, also referred to as “static assets,” so that the page… Read more »

The Importance of a Professional Email Domain

Is your business utilizing a professional email domain or are you still using a basic Gmail account for your business? While not inherently “bad,” the absence of a professional domain could be costing you business. Securing a professional domain for yourself and your team is important for a number of reasons, and well worth the investment. Read on to learn more about why we recommend professional email domains for all businesses. It Lends Credibility To… Read more »

Five Email Security Tips for Your Business

Email security is something all businesses should be prioritizing. Email is the lifeblood of so many organizations, from schools to startups. It is also one of the top ways cybercriminals will infiltrate a network. Keep the data of your employees, customers, and business safe with these email security best practices. 1.Establish Strong Password Practices A strong password is the first level of defense against cybercriminals who might want to gain access to an email account…. Read more »

Current Online Scams & Tips For Protecting Yourself

As our lives become more and more connected digitally, we’re increasingly vulnerable to online scams. Unfortunately, these scams are ever-evolving and aren’t going away anytime soon. We’ve rounded up some of the most popular scams we’re seeing right now and ways you can protect yourself below. Coronavirus Scams There are a number of different ways scammers are using the global pandemic to take advantage of unsuspecting citizens. As they have during past disasters, charity scams… Read more »