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Is Big Brother watching (or listening)?
Spy Camera

In the last few years, digital assistants have become all the rage. Amazon has it’s Echo powered by Alexa, Alphabet has Google Home, and even Microsoft has partnered with Samsung to deliver Cortana into everyone’s living room. On top of that, you have your smartphones that records everywhere you've been and more and more people are putting cameras all over their house and office that send video back to Cloud. It’s easy, convenient and ubiquitous. But should you be worried about what data is being sent to mega-corporations or is the convenience worth it?

Eastern Panhandle Introduction
Advantage Lunch

On May 24th, we held our May Advantage Lunch at the Bavarian Inn. (If you haven’t heard about our Advantage Lunch, learn more at advantagelunch.com) In addition to the pictures and video below, be sure to check out our Facebook photo album!

What is Hacking?
Hacking

Hacking, by definition, is using a computer system to gain unauthorized access to a computer system or network. “Hacking is not necessarily bad. Hacking is having that bug in you that says I have got to figure this out”, said Rob Dixon, Director of Information Security at Advantage Technology. And since computers and the internet are now a major part of our society, understanding hacking and protecting your information is more important than ever.

Dangerous new ransomware released Friday
WannaCry

You might have seen that a dangerous new ransomware has been reported on over the weekend and I want to make sure you have all the information you need to make informed decisions about it. It has been reported that hackers are leveraging the recently leaked NSA hacking toolkit to infect and cripple systems all around the world.

Meet Our Eastern Panhandle Team

Advantage Technology is made up of wonderful, helpful, and hard-working people who strive to provide a complete IT solution to our customers. We take pride in this, and we believe it’s what makes us hands down the best IT company in West Virginia. Some of our staff has been with us since day one, while others are just beginning their tenure here. Since our acquisition of former Accurate Systems in Shepherdstown, our team has changed a bit. We are eager to welcome our new team members from the Eastern Panhandle. They bring their own expertise and new ideas to our company.

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