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Apple security flaw allows hackers to fully control iPhones, iPads and Macs

From The Associated Press · Aug 19, 2022 Intruders can impersonate device’s owner and run any software in their name Apple has disclosed serious security vulnerabilities for iPhones, iPads and Macs that could potentially allow attackers to take complete control of these devices. Apple released two security reports about the issue on Wednesday, although they…

Top 10 Email Etiquette Mistakes

Email has been around for a long time, and by 2019, over a third of the worldwide population will be using email. Sadly, even with such wide popularity, not many people are familiar with general email etiquette. No, I’m not talking about things such as ‘don’t write in CAPITALS’ or proofreading your language. They are…

2021 saw record number of phishing attempts in Canada: CIRA

By Bradly Shankar @bradshankar – MobileSyrup The CIRA (Canadian Internet Registration Authority) has released new findings detailing the rise of cyber crime attempts in Canada in 2021. In the second edition of its Canadian Shield Insights report, the CIRA notes that recorded phishing blocks quadrupled between the first and fourth quarter of 2021. Between October…

ShawcsIT Achieves N-able MSP Elite Partner Status

Shaw Computer Systems Inc. (shawcsIT), a Peterborough, Ontario-based Information Technology managed service provider has been recognized in the N-able Elite MSP partner program. Introduced in 2009, the MSP Elite Partner Program consists of N-able’s top-performing MSPs. Designated as the MSP Elite, this exclusive community of channel partners works closely with N-able to provide, thought leadership,…

Password Policies are Changing

Password policies have been changing to keep up with all the changes over the past few years. Computer processing speeds have increased which makes cracking passwords easier. Hackers are better at the psychological-side of tricking users to revel their passwords. “Best Practices” are always reacting to the latest environment, yet many companies and users alike…

Why Using POP3 / IMAP Email is Bad for Your Business

Email is email, but not all email services are the same. In the past, many company email systems used the POP protocol, which downloaded emails on to the hard drive of a computer. If the hard drive died, it took all your emails with it. It also worked on only one device, so you couldn’t…

Recognized as a Leader in the Local Community

Peterborough is a pretty amazing little community filled with wonderful people and businesses which are recognized every year by the Peterborough Examiner. Shaw Computer Systems Inc. (shawcsIT) was awarded the Diamond Winner in the Best Business Consulting Service category. This emphasizes that your Information Technology infrastructure is a key component in your business success.

COVID-19

In response to recent world events surrounding the pandemic of COVID-19, Shaw Computer Systems Inc. (ShawcsIT) has developed a policy to protect its staff and customers. There are two priorities for us: the safety and well-being of all our team members, and keeping our clients connected and running during this extraordinary time. Our goal is…

Moving your Business? Consult an IT Professional First!!

Moving your business to a new location is likely to be an exciting and stressful endeavour.  Involving an IT professional in your review of a potential location, before signing a new lease, can potentially save you thousands of dollars in unexpected expenditures.  In the past we have had customers call us to facilitate the move…

Business Alert – Microsoft Announces End of Support Dates

Over the next two years we will see four Microsoft products still commonly used by businesses, all reach the end of their support life;  Windows 7, Exchange 2010, Server 2008, and Office 2010. What does this mean for your business?  Once the software product reaches its end of life support date it will no longer…