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Mobile devices now at risk for ransomware and crypto viruses

Back in August, Joe Justice discussed ransomware and crypto viruses on our podcast and explained the threat they present to your computer systems. Today, I am going to write about the most recent types of mobile ransomware, what is going on, and what you can expect.

Congratulations to Cody Whitehead on his BICSI Installer 2, Copper Certification

Cody Whitehead has recently earned his BICSI Installer 2, Copper Certification and we want to give him a big congratulations! At Advantage Technology, our advantage is our people and the BICSI Installer 2, Copper Certification is no mean feat. Having skilled and trained technicians like Cody Whitehead is a high priority.

Have You Outgrown Your Accounting System or Do You Just Need an Upgrade?

On September 28nd, we held our September Advantage Lunch at Edgewood Country Club. (If you’re not familiar with the Advantage Lunch, learn about it at advantagelunch.com) In addition to the pictures below, be sure to check out the Facebook photo album!

Perfect your workspace with Dell monitors and projectors

Did you know that Dell has been #1 in monitors in North America for 16 years and worldwide for 3 years? And there are more than 40 monitors and 18 projectors in the Dell displays portfolio to choose from?

950 Kanawha Blvd E

At Advantage Technology, our best resource is our people, and we have improved our physical infrastructure to match our employees’ performance. Today, Advantage Technology has more than 50 employees, and their commitment to excellence has made our new, high-tech headquarters possible.

Charleston Just Got a Big Advantage

For over 15 years Charleston has had a real advantage when it came to technology. But from here on, Charleston has a big advantage that no one can miss! Located right on Kanawha Boulevard beside the South Side Bridge, Advantage Technology’s new facility now proudly displays official signage. Take a look below at the installation pictures.

The Epic Server Move of 2016

Friday night, May 20th, the Advantage Technology data center was shut down for the big move to the new location at 950 Kanawha Blvd E. We have a lot of companies that rely on the Advantage Technology data center, so the move had to go perfectly. We scheduled downtime with our customers from 8 pm to 8 am Saturday morning, giving us a 12-hour window to get it done!

We couldn’t have picked a worse night; it was cold and pouring rain. But it had to get done.

A New Ransomware Encrypts Your Entire Hard Drive

UPDATE 4-11-2016: Petya has been cracked, but recovery is technical. If you have been infected give us a call and we'll help you recover your system.

Computer Kidnapping: Ransomware and Crypto-Viruses

As technology continues to grow and make our lives easier, ruthless hackers are evolving their methods to make our lives miserable, and to relieve our pockets of our hard earned cash.

Two new methods of computer terrorism have become very popular; ransomware and crypto-viruses. While they are similar, there are some differences you need to know.

Beware that Word document attachment - It’s A Trap!

We’ve recently gotten reports of a spate of malware infections due to opening Word documents that claim to be reports, invoices, financial records or some other standard business correspondence. Believe it or not, what appears to be standard Microsoft Word documents can contain vicious malware.

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