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Google Knows a Lot About You. Here’s How to Control It

Google Knows a Lot About You. Here’s How to Control It

Nearly everyone uses Google in some way or another. The search engine is, by far, the most common way people get answers and find content online. The margins aren’t even close, either. Currently, Google handles about 90% of search queries, while the second and third place goes to Yahoo and Bing, who share just below 5% of the search market share.

Google curates the search results on the fly based on a lot of variables including where you are located, what kind of device you are on, and your online surfing habits. This means Google is collecting a lot of information about how we use the web to give us a better experience. Let’s look at how you can control what Google knows about you to better protect your privacy.

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Arizona IT Security Firm MyTek's Wrap Up of the Biggest Security Breaches of 2019

Arizona IT Security Firm MyTek's Wrap Up of the Biggest Security Breaches of 2019

Cybersecurity is becoming a massive issue for every organization including IT security for small businesses, due to the immense amount of data breaches that take place regularly. Businesses of all types are looking at strategies to protect their sensitive customer and employee data from hackers, malware, and any other potential danger. The problem is it’s not always as simple as just implementing cybersecurity software. Arizona IT security firm MyTek can help you make sense of IT security options a solution for your business to protect your data and assets. 

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Automation Plays a Critical Role in Cybersecurity, Says Phoenix IT Security Group

Automation Plays a Critical Role in Cybersecurity, Says Phoenix IT Security Group

Automation is sometimes misconceived as a troublesome or unreliable addition to business. It’s not about replacing people with machines, it’s about getting more done with the people you have. Having an attitude that doubts technology and believes nothing can replace human processing can quickly put you at a disadvantage compared to your competitors.

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It’s Shopping Season, But Let’s Be Safe! Tips from Phoenix IT Security Experts

It’s Shopping Season, But Let’s Be Safe! Tips from Phoenix IT Security Experts

With Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the gift-giving holidays rapidly approaching us (can you believe 2019 is almost over? I feel like I just stopped writing 2018 on my checks!), it’s time to take a look at how we can be as safe as possible while shopping on the Internet.

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Is 2FA Worth the Trouble? Learn More from Phoenix IT Security Consultants

Is 2FA Worth the Trouble? Learn More from Phoenix IT Security Consultants

I want to start this article out by admitting that there are a lot of active threats out there these days. There are hackers--hacking collectives, actually--that’s whole purpose is to infiltrate businesses and steal data, money, and most often, the trust people have in their technology. One way to help keep your stuff secure is by relying on two-factor authentication. 

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How To Get Control Over Your Facebook

How To Get Control Over Your Facebook

For many, Facebook is a huge part of daily life, whether you want to think of it that way or not. There are more than two billion active users. That means if you pluck any 4 random human beings from anywhere in the world, at least one of them likely logged into Facebook today. 

It’s important to know that you still have control over your information, so in today’s blog we’re going to talk about a few ways you can take control over your online identity on the world’s largest social network.

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Four IT Security Policies to Keep Your Business More Secure from Phoenix IT Consulting Firm

Four IT Security Policies to Keep Your Business More Secure from Phoenix IT Consulting Firm

Did you know that, of all the vulnerabilities your business has to cyberthreats, your employees are one of the riskiest to your IT security, simply due to their exposure to your business technology? If your business isn’t secure, it will become incredibly more difficult to serve your clientele. For today’s tip, we’re breaking down a few ways that you and your employees can positively contribute to your business’ IT security.

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Tip of the Week from Phoenix IT Security Company: Smartphones Security Tips

Tip of the Week from Phoenix IT Security Company: Smartphones Security Tips

If you were given the task to look up a phone number, call a business, and navigate to the new-to-you area, would you be able to without your smartphone? For some of us the answer will still be yes, for a vast majority, the answer is no. Smartphones have quickly transitioned from a calling device, to one of our most valuable tools. Shopping, navigating, video streaming, and an unbelievable amount of other capabilities are all at the palm of your hand. Learn more about smartphone security from Phoenix IT security company MyTek. 

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Cybersecurity Throughout History: A Perspective from aPhoenix IT Services Company

Cybersecurity Throughout History: A Perspective from aPhoenix IT Services Company

The way a business approaches its network security is a crucial consideration - especially to a business that is planning to have a future. This has contributed to cybersecurity becoming a multi-hundred-billion-dollar (per year) industry. In its short history, cybersecurity has had a huge impact on businesses, so we felt it would be useful to go through some of the highlights of its deployment. Here are some things you should know about IT security from Phoenix IT services company, MyTek.

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Should Big Tech Be Reined In? A Perspective from an Arizona IT Services Company

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It’s not a secret (well, not anymore) that the big tech companies have influence. These companies, that include Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook, have been in the spotlight more and more as the argument of data privacy has gotten louder and louder. Public sentiment is starting to blow back on their business model--and since, Yahoo, once the predominant name in Internet-based services, was broken up and sold to Verizon for cents on the dollar after being at the center of the largest data breach in recorded history--there have been rumblings that there has to be something done to protect the public from major publicly-traded technology companies that use individual’s data in ways that some deem unethical and post IT security risks for personal data. 

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IT Security & Passwords: Can Apps Provide Secure Password Management?

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Do you use different passwords on every account you’ve created? Are these passwords sufficiently complex? Chances are at some point you have used a repeating password. Remembering 35 different logins for 35 different applications is hard enough, so it’s not surprising that the majority of people will use the same password for many applications. Bad password practices are all too common. So, how can you fix this for greater IT Security?

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IT Security Company MyTek Says Some Employees are More Hackable than Others

IT Security Company MyTek Says Some Employees are More Hackable than Others

Habits can be a very effective way to improve your internal productivity, but others can expose your business to IT security risks. Unfortunately, there’s a good chance that your employees may have picked up the latter. This means you need to learn what to look for, so you can identify any problem areas within your business - and work to break the habits that led to these problems. Below, MyTek, an IT consultant company, discusses bad habits that can lead to these IT security risks and how to prevent them.

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Phoenix IT Services Provider MyTek- Hack of Capital One Exposes Information on 100,000 Customers

Phoenix IT Services Provider MyTek- Hack of Capital One Exposes Information on 100,000 Customers

Capital One is one of the largest credit card issuers in the world. On July 29th 2019, Capital One made an announcement, confirming it is the victim of one of the largest data breaches in financial sector history, as a former software engineer for Amazon has been indicted on charges related to the hacking. Today, Phoenix IT services provider MyTek will discuss what information as so far been released regarding this incident.

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In Cybersecurity It’s Fool Me Once, Shame on Me Says IT Security Firm MyTek

In Cybersecurity It’s Fool Me Once, Shame on Me Says IT Security Firm MyTek

In the course of doing business everyone has their own specific responsibilities. One overarching responsibility that all employees need to have today is a keen eye for detail. The health of a business depends on it. A staff’s failure to properly shoulder their load of IT security can have an immensely negative result for both the employee and the company. Today, we’re going to explain that when your organization gets breached by hackers, that fault is largely found in the mirror. 

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What Shadow IoT is and How to Prevent IT Security Threats from Affecting Your Business's Technology

What Shadow IoT is and How to Prevent IT Security Threats from Affecting Your Business's Technology

For much of the last five years, we’ve been told that the Internet of Things was going to be the most important innovation since broadband Internet was introduced. This growth, while its largely happening under the proverbial radar, is happening. There are around seven billion “smart” devices in 2019 with expectations that it will be three times that by 2025. With that many Internet-connected devices, there are bound to be some that come with vulnerabilities, whether it comes from being designed poorly or not frequently updated with modern threat definitions. Today, we’ll take a look to see if the Internet of Things should be considered a threat to your business' IT security.

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Business IT Firm MyTek Shares SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 is Done For

Business IT Firm MyTek Shares SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 is Done For

Two of Microsoft’s most popular relational database management systems, SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2 will be losing support on July 9, 2019. If your business continues to use one of these titles for its database management or business IT, you are running out of time before you need to upgrade. Today, we’ll take a brief look at what the business software is used for and what options are open to you going forward.

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IT Security Services Firm MyTek Says Your Business Needs to Prioritize Network IT Security

IT Security Services Firm MyTek Says Your Business Needs to Prioritize Network IT Security

There is one constant in the business environment, and it’s that your organization will be placed in a constant state of being at risk the second you start to make a name for yourself. What a lot of organizations don’t understand is that it doesn’t matter how high or low-profile a business is, there will always be data on a network infrastructure that is valuable to hackers and is targeted by threats.

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IT Solutions Firm MyTek Says Fix Any Bit of Data Leakage

IT Solutions Firm MyTek Says Fix Any Bit of Data Leakage

How valuable is the data that you’ve collected during your time in business? What would it mean if it were to leak somewhere beyond your control? Today we’ll discuss ways to control your data leakage.

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ALERT: Over a Million Asus Laptops Could Have Been Hacked

ALERT: Over a Million Asus Laptops Could Have Been Hacked

If you own an Asus laptop, there is a chance that a recent update could have installed malware, and we are urging anyone who has an Asus device reach out to us to have it looked at.

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Understanding Biometrics with Phoenix IT Security Firm MyTek

Understanding Biometrics with Phoenix IT Security Firm MyTek

It’s a familiar scene from many science fiction properties: a person approaches a locked door. They unlock it, but rather than using a key, a red beam scans their eye to confirm their identity and permit them access. The thing is, this and similar biometric authentication technologies are likely to begin appearing in real-world businesses sooner than later. Let’s discuss:

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