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The New & Improved TCS Website

By: Total Computer Solutions

We are excited to finally unveil a more enhanced and functional website that will work better for you. We set out on this project to make the TCS website faster, easier-to-use, and accessible across most devices. 

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Legacy Wireless Support in a Modern Infrastructure

By: Total Computer Solutions

You want to keep your Wi-Fi infrastructure up to date, so you can get the fastest and most reliable performance. But what about older devices? Will they stop working or drag down your network? They do not have to. The main compatibility issue is with speed, frequency bands, and protocols. 

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5 Tips for Maximum Productivity When Working Remote

By: Total Computer Solutions

Waking up to drive to the office every weekday is a norm for most individuals, and being in such an environment helps them achieve specific goals. But what happens when, for some reason, you have to work from home? Will you still be as productive as you are in your office environment? 

Working from home has its fair share of challenges, which can affect your productivity. Here are some tips on how you can remain productive while working from home.

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Microsoft Teams: How to Improve Office Communication

By: Total Computer Solutions

Remote communication and collaboration are increasingly important in business. With many people working from home or unable to travel, online connections take the place of in-person meetings. Users of Office 365 have a resource which they may not even know about. The resource is Microsoft Teams, which is included in Office 365.

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5 Cybersecurity Trends You Should Know for 2020

By: Total Computer Solutions

From smartphones to the electrical grid to interference by foreign countries in elections, cybersecurity is on everyone’s mind these days. Since you are reading this, you are likely looking to understand cybersecurity trends in 2020. Here are serveral examples that might aid you on your way.

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Security Advice After the Malware Attack on the City of Durham

By: Total Computer Solutions

In today's digital world, it is not if malware will attack your network, but when. Case in point: the Durham City and County government malware attacked during the weekend of March 6, 2020. The city and county network was infiltrated by Ryuk ransomware. It is important to understand how to prevent malware attacks.

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The Best Guide to Creating Secure Passwords

By: Total Computer Solutions

We all use passwords every day to help protect our banking records, health data, and personal information. Creating a strong password is our first line of defense against cyber-attacks. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has adapted to many changes since its start in 1901. This government association exists to help ensure compliance and standards surrounding technological use. NIST is responsible for updating a policy for password creation. The policy is only a.

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Detailed Guide for Ransomware Attack Recovery

By: Total Computer Solutions

Over the past few years, ransomware attacks have grown in complexity. What started as single-hacker assaults turned into a business. Today, hackers set up virtual offices with help desks, toll-free numbers, and much more. What can an organization do to protect itself?

Proper preparations, coupled with quick reactions, can help you avoid an attack or, at least, minimize serious consequences. This short guide can give you a general idea of how to proceed. 

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NSA Discovers Deadly Security Bug in Windows 10

By: Total Computer Solutions

A recently discovered security bug in Windows 10 is so nasty that the National Security Agency reported its existence. If you have any Windows 10 machines, and have not updated since January 15th, 2019, run a system update now. The bug also affects Windows Server 2016 and 2019.

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Beware! Are Your Apps Prepared for the February 4 Chrome Change?

By: Total Computer Solutions

Have you been wondering whether your apps are prepared for the Chrome 80 changes?  Then you will want to make sure that you know these three things:

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