Category: News

Apr 13, 2020

To Zoom or Not to Zoom?

Wondering if you should be using Zoom, since it’s been in the news? Here’s the word from our security engineers as of right now. If you can’t feasibly switch to a business-grade platform like Microsoft Teams, GoToMeeting or Cisco Webex, we recommend taking the following steps to help make Zoom more secure. Make sure your […]

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Feb 07, 2020

Coronavirus Phishing Attacks – They’re Contagious!

“The global threat of the coronavirus has everyone’s attention, and the cybercriminals are already taking advantage of it. The bad guys are using the coronavirus as clickbait so they can spread malware and steal your personal information. They’ve crafted their phishing emails to look like they’re coming from health officials such as doctors or national […]

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Jan 23, 2020

Text Scams: Be Aware and Protect Yourself

As if you weren’t already bombarded by junk email and annoying calls about your vehicle’s warranty expiring, now we’re seeing text scams. Text Scams in the News A recently reported text scam has started to hit large companies like FedEx.  You may receive a text message that says “Hello <insert name, or generic term>, your […]

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Jan 14, 2020

Microsoft Security Certificate Vulnerability

We are aware of and actively monitoring a recently identified security certificate vulnerability affecting Windows 10, Server 2016, and Server 2019.  As of this post, the vulnerability is not known to have been exploited. A patch to resolve the issue was just released by Microsoft.  After internal testing, we will push the patch to our […]

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Oct 31, 2019

Nastiest Malware of 2019 according to Webroot

Originally published by Webroot on 10/29/19 (https://community.webroot.com/news-announcements-3/nastiest-malware-2019-340824) As National Cybersecurity Awareness month comes to an end, we thought it appropriate to share this valuable information about malware from our IT security services partner, Webroot.  If, after reading about the biggest online threats of 2019, you are concerned about your organization’s security, take some time to […]

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spotlight
Jan 31, 2019

Our Clients Deserve the Spotlight

We are so fortunate to be the IT partner to hundreds of organizations that make a big impact on individuals, entire communities, and even the world.  We shine the ‘spotlight’ on one client in each of our newsletters. September 2018 Spotlight: Teter Orthotics and Prosthetics We get to work with some AMAZING companies who inspire […]

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Aug 28, 2018

Windows 7 End-of-Life Coming Soon

Windows 7 launched in late 2009 with a 10-year commitment from Microsoft to provide product support for the operating system. The end of this support commitment is fast approaching, with an official end-of-life date set at January 14, 2020.   What End-Of-Life Means What does it mean if your computer runs on Windows 7 after that […]

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Feb 08, 2018

Are Facebook Quizzes Safe or a Security Risk?

Safety Net Senior Network Engineer Jeff Mertz was recently interviewed by Traverse City NBC affiliate TV 7&4 on the question of whether social media quizzes are innocent enough to fill in. We know you’re dying to identify your inner-Disney Princess or figure out which dog breed is best for you based on five simple questions.  […]

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Michigan 50 Companies to Watch
Mar 21, 2017

Safety Net Honored as One of the “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch”

Safety Net has been recognized as one of the 2017 “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch,” an awards program presented by Michigan Celebrates Small Business. Safety Net will be honored at a ceremony during the 13th annual Michigan Celebrates Small Business gala event on May 4 in Lansing, Michigan. Safety Net is a managed service provider […]

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