Server 2003 was one of my favorite server operating systems. I started working on servers back when Novell Netware was king of the world. When Microsoft’s Server 2003 hit the market it fundamentally changed small business computing. It simplified administration and moved formerly command line procedures into a nice graphical… read more →
We all get the prompt asking us if we want to allow a new app access to contacts, location, pictures, and even other apps. It is very easy to just hit yes so we can start playing around with the app. Rarely we ask ourselves why do these programs need… read more →
Superfish is adware that uses its own security certificate to snoop on user’s encrypted traffic. Normally, adware results from bad browsing habits, inadequate security procedures, or unpatched software. However, in this case Superfish was being installed by Lenovo on new machines so that it could realize profits from targeted ad… read more →
Network security at small businesses does not have to be expensive. Taking simple cost effective steps such as adding a hardware firewall can go a long way in preventing headaches down the road. Sonicwall’s TZ205 is a wonderful firewall for small law offices or small businesses. The TZ 215 starts… read more →
A recent survey by the antivirus firm Bitdefender found that 18% of small and medium-sized businesses have not upgraded their systems and are still using Windows XP. The three month survey of 5,000 companies found 18% still use XP while 53.4% run Windows 7 Professional. The rest used a mix of… read more →
As of April 9, 2014, Microsoft will no longer release updates to Windows XP or provide Microsoft Security Essentials for download on Windows XP. Windows XP was released in 2002 and has functioned well for the last 4 years. However, technology has moved forward and Microsoft has decided to put the… read more →
At Firefly Network Services, we live and die by our portable devices. Cell phones, laptops, and iPads give us the ability to quickly respond to client issues. While these devices are great for quickly responding, they can be expensive to replace or repair.