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Category: Technology

What is Wardriving?

May 8th, 2018 by
  What is wardriving? Wardriving is a technique by hackers and security experts to conduct large-scale surveillance of networks by simply driving by their signals and recording the information. It is also a game played among many of them to see who can collect the most network-data. It starts with downloading an app such as G-MoN or Wigle. Once the app is installed and an account is setup, the individual only needs to drive around and it will automatically capture the information being broadcasted by wireless devices. These devices can be wireless access points, wireless printers, Bluetooth devices, and home automation systems.   Why ...
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Switch to Fast & Secure DNS

April 3rd, 2018 by
We have seen a very exciting development in the technology community! In today's hectic online environment, it is easy to forget that there are many sites keeping tabs on your whereabouts. It could be your shopping preferences, political opinions, surfing habits, and much more. Cloudflare, a well-known Internet privacy and security company, just launched its DNS service (with as an alternate for redundancy). This new service is performance-driven and privacy-focused. Unlike their competitors such as Google and OpenDNS, Cloudflare's DNS service can reach faster resolutions as low as 11.3-14 milliseconds and clears its logs every 24 hours to ...
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Network Security Solutions – Are Your Documents Secure?

January 31st, 2018 by
January 29th, 2018 Network Security Solution Why Choose Sophos? Sophos makes enterprise-grade security that is feasible for small and mid-sized companies. It provides sophisticated protection with simple management that our competitors are unable to match. Created by SophosLabs and DARPA, Sophos has a unique edge in the field of security using theory, synchronized protection, and heuristic learning algorithms to prevent attacks before they happen. This is unlike our competitors who react to attacks rather than prevent them. Endpoint Protection for Businesses Cape Fear Networks is proud to announce our partnership with Sophos, an international network security solutions provider. This is a next-generation level of protection ...
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Hurricane Preparations for your Technology

September 8th, 2017 by
Every year during Hurricane Season we get questions from clients about how to protect their electronic devices, like computers, from the storms. Just like you take measures to protect your home and family, there are several things you can do in advance to protect your technology. Power surge and water damage can be difficult or even impossible to repair. Below are a few ways you can be proactive - to save yourself time, money and headaches with our hurricane preparedness tips. Cloud Based Servers are Best Backup your important computer files to a cloud based service, like Google Drive or Dropbox. Cloud based solutions ...
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Maximizing Your Technology Budget

October 25th, 2016 by
Your technology budget may be simultaneously one of the easiest budgets to spend but also to save. This is because it’s especially easy to save money by “recycling” technology and continue using rather than upgrading each year. In this article we’ll explore some easy ways that your business can maximize its technology budget. read more
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Be Prepared for Hurricane Matthew – A Technology Preparedness Checklist.

October 5th, 2016 by
Don’t wait until it’s too late to back up your files and secure your technology, before the storm arrives. Cape Fear Networks has been in the Wilmington area since 1989.  Six of our staff members are born and raised North Carolinians (which is a rarity for a small company like ours).  We’ve been through a hurricane or two and know how serious it can be. We also know that many of you are preparing your family and homes for the storm. The safety of family and friends is, of course, the number one priority. It’s also smart however, to include a technology ...
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Why You May Not Want to Update to Windows 10

September 26th, 2016 by
Windows 10 ushers in a new era of usability that has not been seen since the years of Windows 7. But, with every upgrade, there’s a tinge of reluctance and uncertainty in the air. Make no doubt, the reasons to upgrade to Windows 10 far outweigh reasons not to; however, there are reasons why not to upgrade to Windows 10. read more
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iOS10 and the iPhone 7

September 26th, 2016 by
It’s that time of year again. Apple and smartphone enthusiasts alike have waited patiently for this year’s rendition of Apple’s most popular product: the iPhone 7. Alongside Apple’s new release is iOS 10, an eloquently redesigned mobile operating system with big changes to messaging and notifications. And let’s not forget the elephant in the room: the missing headphone jack. read more
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