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Archive for May, 2020

New Data Breach Affected Some Bank Of America Loan Applicants

If you're like many business owners, you may have recently applied for a loan through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) which was one of the COVID-19 relief funds established by the Federal ...

Microsoft Phasing Out 32Bit Windows 10 Support Starting With OEMs

Be advised that Microsoft has announced it will begin phasing out support of the 32-bit version of Windows 10, beginning with OEM's. The change is effective as of the May 2020 release. ...

Home Chef Company Data Breach Affected 8 Million Customers

Are you a Home Chef customer? If so, be advised that the company recently announced a data breach. It was discovered after the hackers who broke in sold more than 8 million ...

iPhone Update Includes COVID-19 Contact Tracing And Mask Detection

The latest release of iOS and iPadOS (13.5) is out, and contains the usual variety of bug fixes and modest improvements. In addition to the usual fare though, it also makes an ...

New Chrome Feature Stops Ads That Use Excessive Resources

Recently, Google announced a change that should be a welcome relief to many users, especially those who surf primarily on laptops or handhelds. Beginning in late August, the browser will automatically unload ...

Update WordPress Pagebuilder Plugin To Avoid Potential Hack

Do you use SiteOrigin's Pagebuilder plugin for WordPress? If so, you've got plenty of company. The intuitive, widget-based plugin has been installed more than a million times and is used by webmasters ...

Bandwidth Limits For Updates Coming To Windows 10 Soon

Some Windows 10 updates are big. Most of them range in size from 200-500MB, but some are even larger. This month's, for example (May 2020), is more than 2GB in size, which ...

Preview Now Available For Microsoft’s New Family Safety App

Family safety features have been a part of the Windows 10 experience since its release, and those tools were made available on the Xbox in tandem with the release of Windows 10. ...

Hackers Are Demanding Extra Ransomware Payments From Victims

Hackers who use ransomware to conduct their attacks have a new trick up their sleeves. A ransomware family has begun employing the tactic of not only demanding payment to unlock infected systems, ...

Google Added A Video Conferencing Tool For Users

Google Meet is a video conferencing tool the company originally designed for Enterprise users. There are serious security issues with some of the more popular free or low-cost options available for the ...

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Appliance Maker Whirlpool Suffers Ransomware Attack

Appliance Maker Whirlpool Suffers Ransomware Attack

In 2020, hackers around the world have increasingly gravitated to ransomware as their preferred method of attack. This year, there[...]
Millions Of Windows 7 Users Remain Despite Support Ending

Millions Of Windows 7 Users Remain Despite Support Ending

One year ago, Microsoft officially ended support for the venerable Windows 7 operating system. No new security patches have been issued,[...]
Google Storage Was The Cause Of Their Recent Global Outage

Google Storage Was The Cause Of Their Recent Global Outage

If you make extensive use of Google's products, you almost certainly noticed the worldwide outage of Google's services. As details continue[...]

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Since 2004, Peterson Technology Group has been a leading provider of IT support and consulting, focusing on small and medium sized businesses in the Madison, WI area. We have helped hundreds of businesses increase productivity and profitability by making IT a streamlined part of operations. We equip our clients with customized technology solutions for greater operational value and to reduce risk.

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