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Advantage Technology Company Picnic
Advantage Technology Company Picnic

It was a bright, sunny day. The creek was running cool, and the breeze was refreshing. In the air hung the smell of hot dogs and freshly barbecued pulled pork. Welcome to the first official Advantage Technology Company Picnic!

Hey, even IT professionals need to unplug from time to time. And what better place than Kanawha State Forest?

We had the sounds of children laughing and splashing and some classic rock on the stereo. All of those amazing homemade dishes we brought. It was wonderful!

Holl’s Swiss Chocolate Network Clean-Up
Network Clean-Up

Here are some before and after pictures of a recent network cleanup we did for Holl’s Swiss Chocolate in Vienna, WV.

Details on Android Phone Hack Update
Stagefright Bug Logo

From my research, the type of malware used in the text message depends on if you will be able to detect it. If you have a mobile antivirus such as Avast Mobile Security then it may be able to detect the malware once it starts performing its tasks but Avast has yet to release a way block the malware before the infection, i.e. when the MMS video is loaded, but say they are working on it right now.

Windows 10 - What it Means to You and Your Business
Windows 10 Desktop

On July 29th, we held our July Advantage Lunch at Edgewood Country Club. (If you’re not familiar with the Advantage Lunch, learn about it at advantagelunch.com) The topic this month was Windows 10, and we had an incredible turnout! Over 40 IT and business professionals came to spend an hour with us demoing Windows 10 and explaining the new features. We were so excited and grateful to see so many faces there to spend time with and learn from us.

Protect your Android phone from Stagefright
Stagefright

Recently a pretty serious android vulnerability was disclosed for Android Phones. The vulnerability, referred to as “Stagefright”, allows for a hacker to access your phone by sending you videos via text message (MMS).

To help mitigate the threat, I suggest everyone disable auto-retrieve in their MMS messaging apps and disable auto playing of videos where they can; web browsers and possibly apps like Facebook and Twitter. Most of all don't click on text messages from people you don't know. 

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