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Adobe Flash is dead, long live HTML5 or 6 or 7….
January 13, 2021 News Fred Dickey

A long long time ago, eons in computer time, there was this really cool way of doing animations and other multimedia content on the web called Flash. In order for Flash to work, you had to have a browser plugin made by the creators of flash, Adobe. This was the Adobe Flash Player. Over the

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Ubiquiti Data Compromised
January 11, 2021 News Fred Dickey

I just received the following email from Ubiquiti for my Unifi account on the cloud platform that all Ubiquiti users use to manage Ubiquiti Cloud keys and wireless Access Points. Dear Customer, We recently became aware of unauthorized access to certain of our information technology systems hosted by a third party cloud provider. We have

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Solarwinds Breach
December 25, 2020 News Fred Dickey

Merry Christmas from Fast Assist. Today I want to talk about the recent cyber breach of Solarwinds that effected many Federal agencies and major corporations across the country. Solarwinds is an IT Management platform. There are many competing platforms out there and Solarwinds is one of the more common ones. Another is called Connectwise. Both

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Endpoint Detection and Response
December 22, 2020 News Fred Dickey

EDR is an extremely powerful cyber forensics analysis tool. We offer Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) with our Fast Assist Pro Monthly Support plan for businesses and government agencies. It retains up to 90 days of telemetry data on all activities of the endpoints it monitors. Our EDR agent independently collects logs of the following

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Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs)
December 17, 2020 News Fred Dickey

A CVE is a known, documented exploit in firmware, Operating System or Application software that allows the circumvention of security measures in place on a given device, usually by obtaining administrative privileges in the process of exploiting the known vulnerability. CVEs are patched with firmware updates and security patches on a monthly, weekly and sometimes

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Google Chrome suddenly says the site is not secure
December 15, 2020 News Fred Dickey

You are seeing a message in Google Chrome that the information you are about to submit for a website is not secure. The error goes like this: The information you’re about to submit is not secure Because this site is using a connection that’s not completely secure, your information will be visible to others. Send

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Updates to our website and internet drops
December 10, 2020 News Fred Dickey

So I was in the middle of updating the theme on our Fast Assist website today when I suddenly found myself offline. We then started getting all kinds of alert notifications for various clients of ours. At first I though it was our ISP that was having issues but the monitoring alerts revealed it was

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Going Passwordless Sortof
December 5, 2020 News Fred Dickey

So, you have Windows 10 setup with Microsoft 365 Azure cloud or you have Microsoft Hello setup or Bitlocker Encryption or all of the above and you are wondering if there is any way to be even more secure. Well, here at Fast Assist, we utilize Duo Security integrated with Azure for Multi-Factor Authentication. Fast

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Gain true control over your computer’s processes.
November 12, 2020 News Fred Dickey

Do you know anything about the processes running on your endpoints? We certainly do. Check out this Valkyrie report on Find.exe which is running on nearly all of the endpoints that we manage:

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Find us on MeWe
November 11, 2020 News Fred Dickey

Fast Assist now has a business page on MeWe social media site. After reviewing several other social media sites including Parler and Gab over the past few months, we settled on MeWe as it appears to be the most maturely developed of social network. It actually makes Facebook look like MySpace in comparison. You can

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