September 17, 2018 ParksideTech

Online Security Doesn’t Have to be Difficult

A common strategy of hackers, especially new, young or even unimaginative hackers, is to scour the “Dark Web” for password lists. These are lists of user accounts and passwords that more enterprising hackers get ahold of and then post online for sale. Someone will buy that list, then blanket the email addresses with scary emails […]

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July 8, 2018 ParksideTech

Outsourcing IT Don’ts and Do’s

Partnering with a company to provide IT services is a big decision. As a business, you need to ensure you’re making the right decision when you talk to companies as everyone seems to do things a little differently. Below are some things you should definitely avoid, and things you should definitely do, when making the […]

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July 3, 2018 ParksideTech

No Free Rides

A recent article on The Verge uncovered an apparently not-too-secret practice that affects users of ‘free’ email services: third-party developers can, and DO, read your email. This really should not be terribly shocking to people: Google was reading users’ emails for years, gleaning information to ‘better provide services’ while, at the same time, gathering data to […]

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May 2, 2018 ParksideTech

Business vs Consumer Networking

As a business owner, it seems like a simple task: get the network set up at your office. You’ve already had an ISP come out and get your office wired and the modem set up. So, the next step is buying a router and getting your network set up and ready for your co-workers. After […]

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April 18, 2018 ParksideTech

Why We Considered Deleting Facebook

Facebook is under criticism yet again for their disregard of user data and privacy, and this time, people are taking notice. We recently learned that in 2014, researchers from Cambridge Analytica created a Facebook app for a personality quiz, which gathered participation from over 270,000 users. However, due to Facebook’s loose restrictions, this third-party app […]

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