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Ransomware: could paying the ransom be illegal?

John Travis By John Travis on 12/28/18 2:56 PM

In some cases, the answer is a resounding yes. It all depends on who’s holding your data hostage. According to a November 2018 press release by the US Treasury department, if the payee of ransomware turns out to be someone the government is pursuing action against, then paying a ransom for your data may enable “Iranian cyber actors to profit from extorting digital ransom payments from their victims.”

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Ritter Communications Presents at CiscoLive!

John Travis By John Travis on 6/28/18 4:44 PM

The unique way we put our Hosted Solutions environment together earned two of our cloud engineers an invitation to present at Cisco Live on June 12, 2018 in Orlando. Cisco Live is a semi-annual event attended by thousands of IT professionals.  Seminars and training focus on Cisco products, solutions and services. The Ritter Communications session focused on our solution, how we put it together and our plans for the future. To view the entire technical presentation, click the video link below.

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Profit & Revenue of the Internet Giants

John Travis By John Travis on 12/2/15 8:09 AM

Click above to view the full version [h/t pennystocks.la].. Cyber Monday was just two days ago, and there were record revenues being reported all over. I heard reports of websites crashing from the amount of traffic and even PayPal had trouble keeping up. That made me think about a calculator I recently stumbled on that shows how quickly the Internet Giants are accumulating wealth.

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3 Reasons Every Business Needs a Wi-Fi Guest Network.

John Travis By John Travis on 10/23/15 2:00 PM

Consumers are demanding access to Wi-Fi. Whether you’re giving vendors and clients access to your work network or allowing employees to use their personal devices, businesses need a guest network. You’ve been there. That presumptuous person pulls up your network and asks for the password. They’re standing there with their fingers on the keyboard, waiting to type it into the device and store it forever. Then there’s that awkward moment as you decide if you want them to have it.

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5 ways to speed up your internet browsing

John Travis By John Travis on 10/9/15 11:06 AM

No one wants to wait; especially on the internet to load. The internet speed you’re getting from your local internet service provider (ISP) is the biggest factor in how quickly you download and browse, but there are other factors that can help.

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What is the difference between internet speed and internet data usage?

John Travis By John Travis on 9/30/15 4:17 PM

Understanding the difference between internet speed and data usage can be confusing, but knowing the differences can save you a lot of money.

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Why do I have to keep rebooting my modem and router?

John Travis By John Travis on 9/24/15 2:00 PM

Last summer, I spent a week volunteering at a youth camp. The cellular reception in that part of the Arkansas Ozarks is sketchy outdoors and nonexistent indoors. Even as remote as the camp is located, there was one place on camp to get WiFi. The “Internet Lounge”, as it became known, always had people stacked up, leaching bandwidth in order to check email, upload photos to social media, and connect to what was happening in the civilized world.

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Your Router and Modem May Be Slowing You Down

John Travis By John Travis on 8/25/15 6:00 AM

  There’s more affecting your online experience than your available bandwidth. You may know that your processor, memory, and network interface all play a large role in how quickly your device processes Internet traffic. Did you know that your router and/or your modem also control your surfing speeds?

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What Makes Fiber Optic Superior

John Travis By John Travis on 8/13/15 6:30 AM

In a world clamoring for more and faster data consumption, fiber optic is becoming a hotter and hotter commodity.

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Devices are multiplying. Make sure your bandwidth keeps up.

John Travis By John Travis on 8/7/15 10:00 AM

  The average U.S. home has 11 Wi-Fi devices. By 2017 it is projected we will have 5 Wi-Fi devices per person. Between cell phones, tablets, computers, TVs, video streaming devices, and Internet capable watches, those statistics shouldn’t surprise anyone. Do we understand how those devices are affecting our Internet connection?

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