Social Engineering:
Don’t fall for it!

Social Engineering

Social engineering is nothing new, but it is much more common as so many are telecommuting, distance learning and shopping on-line due to the COVID 19 pandemic. Social engineering attackers use stress inducing methods to prey on us.  The stress that we’re all already feeling during the pandemic creates a foundation that makes it easier for attackers to take advantage of us. By definition, social engineering is a psychological attack where the attacker manipulates you… Read more »

VDSL Explained:
How does it differ from DSL?

VDSL Networking

What is VDSL Technology and how is it different from DSL We all know that DSL refers to digital subscriber line and it’s a way to access the Internet using copper telephone lines. So, what does the V stand for in VDSL? Simply put, the V stands for Very High Bit Rate digital subscriber line. How are DSL and VDSL the same? Copper wire transmits data to and from the service subscriber’s location Data speed… Read more »

Our favorite fun tech gifts for 2020

When the holidays roll around, we’re always excited to take a look at the hottest tech gifts of the season. This year, we’re going beyond some of our typical favorites (we have a great list from last year that includes streaming subscriptions, virtual assistants, smart TVs and more) to include some more unconventional items that might not be on your radar. Here are a few of our favorites you can keep in mind for Black… Read more »

4G LTE, 5G, Data Plans, Gigabit Internet: What they mean.

Cell Phone Tower

For the past couple of weeks, we’ve talked about Gigabit Internet speed or Gbps that your Internet Service Provider (ISP) offers.  If you have a cell phone, and who doesn’t, you’re familiar with 1G, 3G and various other sized cellular data plans, and then there’s the  3G, 4G-LTE, 4G, and now 5G networks and phones. That’s a lot of ‘G’s; what does it all mean? The Different Meanings of “G” in your Internet Plan Wireline… Read more »

Protecting Your Payment Information Online During Holiday Shopping

Shop on-line safely and securely.

According to a recent Salesforce study, 63% of consumers reported that the way they obtain goods and services has transformed during 2020 and 58% percent of consumers expect to do more online shopping after the pandemic than before. This year, perhaps more than ever, many people will be doing their holiday shopping comfortably from their couches as we see a lasting increase in the popularity of online shopping. We’ve all grown intimately familiar with the… Read more »