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Lance Whitney


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Recent articles by Lance:

Wireless network quality problems worse in urban and rural areas

Residents of urban and rural communities experienced the highest number of network quality issues, according to a new J.D. Power study. → Read More

Why many small and midsized businesses remain vulnerable to cyberattack

Budget limitations and a lack of knowledge or training are two major factors hurting many SMBs, according to a survey from Untangle. → Read More

How to protect your organization against targeted phishing attacks

Companies should realize that any user could be a target and use threat data to build a security awareness training program, says Proofpoint. → Read More

Microsoft Outlook: 6 great add-ins for business users

Learn how to enhance Microsoft Outlook with the right add-ins. → Read More

Windows 7 remains an albatross at many large organizations

Among 60,000 large companies analyzed by security ratings company BitSight, almost 90% still have Windows 7 PCs in their environment. → Read More

How to use a physical security key to sign into supported websites

A security key is a good option to use for two-factor authentication when logging into certain websites. → Read More

New phishing attack hijacks email conversations: How companies can protect employees

By inserting themselves into business emails among employees, cybercriminals can trick victims into wiring money or sharing payment information, says security firm Barracuda Networks. → Read More

Windows 10: Security researcher 'rickrolls' himself to exploit bug patched by Microsoft

Security researcher Saleem Rashid shows that a patch for a security bug in Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016/2019 could be exploited in the real world to spoof security certificates on machines without the patch. → Read More

How to use Google Maps to chat with businesses

You can communicate with many businesses directly from their Google Maps listings. → Read More

How to better protect your organization's most valuable data

Many organizations underestimate the value of their data to skilled and organized cybercriminals, said security provider eSentire. → Read More

Why Google plans to cut off support for third-party cookies in Chrome

Google is aiming to phase out third-party cookies in Chrome in two years, but that will have to prove palatable to users, publishers, and advertisers. → Read More

Microsoft rolls out patch for serious Windows bug highlighted by NSA

Designed to exploit a vulnerability in Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 and 2019, the bug could allow an attacker to remotely access and control an infected computer. → Read More

Global PC shipments grew for the fourth quarter and entire year

Following downturns in years past, PC shipments rose in 2019 during the latest quarter and the full year, according to both Gartner and IDC. → Read More

What to do if you're still running Windows 7

Your best bet is to finish a migration to Windows 10 ASAP, but there are other options in the interim, says content delivery company Kollective. → Read More

How to use Microsoft Planner to manage your projects

Microsoft Planner can help you create and share business plans and projects. Here are the steps for using it. → Read More

How to use Open Shell as your Windows 10 Start menu

Not happy with the Windows 10 Start menu? Open Shell is a free Start menu alternative worth trying. → Read More

How cybercriminals are using Microsoft Sway to launch phishing attacks

Attackers are creating phishing sites from Sway, an effective approach as links for the domain are typically trusted, says security firm Avanan. → Read More

How your organization could benefit from using a top tech startup

Only 12 IT services companies have achieved $1 billion or more in annual revenue. And there are advantages to using such vendors, according to Synergy Research Group. → Read More

Major labor union aiming to help organize tech and gaming industry workers

The Communications Workers of America has launched an initiative to boost the efforts of employees in tech and gaming. → Read More

How to set up facial recognition to sign into Windows 10

You can sign into Windows 10 via your face, as long as your computer has a supported camera. → Read More