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May 05, 2021

Password Management: Tell me your password isn’t Password

Prior to working in the IT field, I never took password management seriously. Keep in mind, that was 10 years ago and it wasn’t as important then as it is these days. I heard about password security, but it wasn’t something I was really concerned about. Once I got into the IT Industry, I took […]

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Apr 06, 2021

Microsoft Teams Calling – An Anywhere Phone System

For over a year, Microsoft Teams has been critical to our collaboration, connection, and communication. In addition to company meetings, virtual interviews, and project-specific channels, we also use Teams as our phone system. The numerous calling features and always-available (when you want to be) nature of Teams phones make it a great alternative to traditional, […]

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Feb 17, 2021

Safety Net Named to MSP 500 for Security Expertise

2021 MSP 500 – Security 100 Safety Net, a Managed Service Provider in Farmington Hills and Traverse City, Michigan has been named by CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, to its 2021 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Security 100 category. The list, released annually, recognizes the leading North American solution providers that […]

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Jan 12, 2021

Ubiquiti Compromised – Change your Password

Ubiquiti, a well-known vendor of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, said it recently became aware of “unauthorized access to certain of our information technology systems hosted by a third party cloud provider.”  Common Ubiquiti products used in business environments include UniFi wireless access points. As of this morning, they were not aware of any databases […]

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Jan 06, 2021

Man’s Best Friend – The Newest Scam

At Safety Net, we’re big fans of our furry friends and we love having them in our offices (home or traditional) – but we’re definitely not fans of online scams.  Thanks to our security partners at KnowBe4 for sharing this Scam of the Week. With stay-at-home orders in place across the globe, many people are […]

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Dec 07, 2020

“Back to Work” Themed Phishing Scam – Protect Your Credentials!

As some start consider going back to work (in the office), using a fake internal memo from HR, per-user custom-named email attachments, SharePoint Online, and a realistic-looking HR form, this phishing attack has all the ingredients to trick your users. This far into the pandemic, there are groups of users within your organization begging to come […]

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Dec 01, 2020

Giving Tuesday – How to Give Safely

Giving Tuesday is a great idea for organizations and people to give back to people in need, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, this causes concern for an increase in charity scams to arise. The Better Business Bureau provided some helpful tips to help anyone wanting to donate wisely and make the most of their generosity […]

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Oct 15, 2020

8 Questions to Ask Before Connecting Smart Devices

In light of it being cyber security awareness month (the 17th October in a row!) we thought it would be a good time to take a look at smart devices and your home network. As many of us work from home, now more than ever, we need to be vigilant about the new and fun […]

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Sep 24, 2020

ITSupportPanel for Efficient, Easy Support

ITSupportPanel epitomizes the Safety Net way – excellence through people, process, and tools. After extensive research and testing, we recently rolled out this insightful application to Your Net managed service clients as part of our standard toolset. ITSupportPanel offers the ability to log a support request (ticket) within seconds, check the ticket’s status, communicate with […]

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Sep 10, 2020

Scams Today and How to Avoid Them

Scams are everywhere, and cyber criminals are smart.  They look for ways to exploit trust and goodwill in the rest of society, and then they attack. When it comes to personal information, always remember it’s yours to know and yours to protect. The same is true for your technology – whether at home, school, or […]

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