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When you just want IT to work!

There are a lot of computer shops out there that you can call up to fix an issue or install a piece of equipment. They might be able to get you out of crisis mode, but they aren’t looking at the full picture.

At KB Technologies, we understand business. We consult. We provide solutions to solve everyday challenges. We just happen to fix computers as well.

We believe (and have proven) that if you proactively manage technology, run maintenance religiously, and monitor a business network, everyday issues and downtime will be greatly reduced.

This is what makes us different than your typical tech support company. Sure, we can fix computer issues when you have them, but our specialty is preventing them in the first place.

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KB Technologies is always on-time
KB Technologies is always on-time, informative, and professional when resolving our IT issues. They work diligently with our employees whenever a problem arises. All their technicians display a great level of patience and make sure to take the time to explain the issues we’re experiencing in a way we can understand. We love working with their staff of skilled technicians, they make it easy, and bring in quick results. Thank you, KB!
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KB Technologies’ staff of technicians are extremely knowledgeable.
KB Technologies’ staff of technicians are extremely knowledgeable. They were very helpful and solved every issue I was having.
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Centra Healthcare Solutions
We enjoy working with KB Technologies immensely
We enjoy working with KB Technologies immensely. Their technician, Domson, was very helpful, polite, professional and patient. Thank you, KB Technologies, for solving our issue in a timely manner. We appreciate the dedication and hard work.
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The Lords Place Inc.
We always receive a quick response when reaching out to KB
We always receive a quick response when reaching out to KB Technologies regarding an issue we’re experiencing.
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The Law Offices of Jesse A. Lieberman, PA
I would highly recommend KB and their services
I would highly recommend KB and their services to anyone looking for an IT company. Whenever we call, their highly skilled staff of technician’s handle things quickly, and usually, can get things fixed remotely. Their response times and high-quality service in unmatched in the IT industry.
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We love working with KB Technologies because we know that our IT needs will always be met and addressed quickly. We have had the luxury of being a KB Technologies client for over a decade and have never once considered switching companies. They ensure to keep our IT infrastructure running smoothly and our staff happy. Every KB employee is extremely knowledgeable and always have a fast, efficient, solution when an issue arises. To add, both the owner and upper management are very hands on, making communication between our companies a breeze. Choose KB , they will not let you down!
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How Well Balanced is Your Use of Cloud Computing?

The Benefits of Cloud Computing

Before we get into the negatives presented by cloud computing, we should look at the benefits. Today’s cloud is a secure, reliable computing option that can provide a business the access to tools that can help their ability to coordinate, execute, and support their operations. Additionally, most computing tools that you can host yourself, you can host in the cloud. With different parts of your businesses needing different tools to function this can substantially decrease your capital output for your business’ IT.

On top of the massive amount of workable options available, most cloud computing platforms are managed by the cloud provider, further removing the coordination and cost associated with IT support and system administration. For this reason, cloud computing is often looked on as having a lot of value, especially regarding solutions for collaboration, storage, backup, and communications.  

So, What’s Bad About Cloud Computing?

After listing all the positives, what could possibly be negative about cloud computing?

In the cloud, companies often pay too much for their computing. 

Now you have to understand, the ease of use, the scalability, and the anytime/anywhere access provides value of its own, no doubt, but if you pay too much for your business’ computing, you are still paying too much. While cloud computing does make a lot of sense for many businesses, if you overextend yourself with SaaS offerings, storage, or processing you may actually be renting for a lot more than you think.

Think about your business’ computing like buying a house vs. renting. When you pay the per month rate from another provider, you are effectively renting your tools. Sure, owning your own house takes a lot more capital up front, but payments are less expensive and eventually, you’ll own it. 

If you don't like that analogy, then consider that a company that loses track of its cloud output, or overextends itself in the cloud, is throwing away money. If that goes on for a few months, it could have a major effect on your technology budget. 

At KB Technologies, we want to help you make the best technology decisions for your particular situation. If you would like to get an assessment, or if you just want to talk to one of our IT professionals about how you can affordably improve your IT, reach out to us today at (954) 834-2800.

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Tip of the Week: Identifying a Phishing Message Before You’re Hooked

While these potential threats are frustrating to look out for, that is exactly what needs to be done to prevent their success. Here are five tips to help you spot a phishing attack before it is too late.

Extreme Urgency

When somebody is trying to phish you, they often rely on you panicking and not fully thinking through the message. That’s why, whenever you receive an email labelled “urgent” and written in an intimidating tone, you need to take a few breaths and consider it a little more.

There is no questioning that email is an extremely valuable communication tool, but at the same time, would it really be how you sent someone an urgent, time-sensitive message over something like a phone call?

Even if it does come in via a phone call, any message you receive should be carefully considered before you act.

Attachments

Email gives business users so much utility, but that also lumps in those who make cybercrime their business as well. Email makes it much easier for a cybercriminal to send along a malware payload, hidden inside an attachment.

Therefore, you should never click into an email attachment that you didn’t anticipate receiving, and even think twice about the ones you did expect. Many organizations—like financial institutions and the like—are favorite ruses of cybercriminals, despite the fact that these organizations will either use a dedicated solution to reach out to you or call you directly before sending along an attachment. Unless you know with confidence what an attachment contains, it is best not to click on it at all.

Spelling and Grammar Errors

Let me ask you a question: if you were to receive any kind of written correspondence from a business, whether it was an email, a letter, what have you, would you take that business seriously if it was riddled with mistakes and misspellings? Unlikely.

Businesses are generally very aware of this, and usually put forth the effort to ensure that the materials and messages they send out are carefully edited before they distribute them for this very reason. Would you trust this blog if every other sentence featured a misspelled word or misused punctuation mark?

In a phishing message, however, the individual writing it is actively banking that their reader won’t be paying too close attention, making such errors less important. While this isn’t a hard and fast rule, it is a good way to keep your business safe.

Requests for Personal Information

In a similar vein, does it make sense that a business that presumably already has your sensitive information would reach out and ask for it again via email?

No, it doesn’t, and that’s why legitimate businesses tend not to do this.

While this is also a generalization and there will be exceptions, a scammer will generally be the only party to request sensitive and personal information over email. A legitimate business will have a different tool they use to collect this data if they need it, as they need to abide by the compliance and security requirements that are likely imposed on them by some regulatory body.

Suspicious Links

Finally, we need to discuss links, particularly those that come included in a surprise email. Links are remarkably easy to manipulate, so while you may think you’re visiting another business’ website or someone’s LinkedIn page you could very well be navigating to a website intended to deliver malware, steal access credentials, or even just get you to click into some lewd content that’s inappropriate for the workplace.

Here’s a list of red flags to keep an eye out for:

  • 1)     Everyone handles their domains a little differently, but use this as a general rule of thumb:
    • a)     paypal.com - Safe
    • b)     paypal.com/activatecard - Safe
    • c)     business.paypal.com - Safe
    • d)     business.paypal.com/retail - Safe
    • e)     paypal.com.activatecard.net - Suspicious! (notice the dot immediately after PayPal’s domain name)
    • f)       paypal.com.activatecard.net/secure - Suspicious!
    • g)     paypal.com/activatecard/tinyurl.com/retail - Suspicious! Don’t trust dots after the domain!
  • 2)     Check the email in the header. An email from Amazon wouldn’t come in as . Do a quick Google search for the email address to see if it is legitimate.
  • 3)     Always be careful opening attachments. If there is an attachment or link on the email, be extra cautious.
  • 4)     Be skeptical of password alerts. If the email mentions passwords, such as “your password has been stolen,” be suspicious. 

We hope this brief rundown helps you keep your business that much safer. For more cybersecurity and productivity best practices, reach out to KB Technologies at (954) 834-2800.

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What Makes CAPTCHA So Complex (and Consistently Chafing)?

Let’s take a few minutes to examine the ramifications of this improvement, and how it will impact how users can identify themselves as legitimate in the future.

What is CAPTCHA?

CAPTCHA, or Completely Automated Public Turing Test to tell Computers and Humans Apart, is what Google uses to catch automated spam before it assaults the Internet. The idea is that there are certain ways that humans will interact with content differently than automated spam can. Therefore, by requiring a certain task to be completed in a certain way, the legitimacy of a user can theoretically be verified.

At the turn of the century, CAPTCHA was highly effective against spambots by simply requiring the user to identify the text shared in an image. Alas, this was not to remain the case.

Why CAPTCHA Has Gotten More Challenging

The trouble really started after Google was able to take possession of CAPTCHA and—more importantly—utilize it to help digitize Google Books. The issue here was that, by doing so, the text used to verify users needed to become much more distorted to fool the optical character recognition programs available. No easy feat, especially as human beings were also giving the optical recognition programs the data needed to improve their capabilities as they solved them.

The creators of CAPTCHA saw this coming, predicting that machine intelligence would overtake human capability when it came to passing these tests. Adding to the issue, these tests need to be universally approachable, free of any cultural influence or bias.

This eventually led to CAPTCHA being replaced by NoCAPTCHA ReCAPTCHA in 94 percent of websites that implemented it. Focusing more on user behavior, the implementation of NoCAPTCHA ReCAPTCHA has not stopped the development of even more secure methods, seeing as many threats are now focused on replicating how a user would interact with the system.

The fact of the matter is that automated tools and bots are now more effective than most people when it comes to solving CAPTCHA prompts. In 2014, a machine learning algorithm went head to head against users to test how accurately the traditional distorted-text variety could be bypassed.

The bot was successful 99.8 percent of the time. The humans were successful 33 percent of the time.

Making things worse, CAPTCHA-solving programs and services are also available, providing a cost-effective way to undermine the security measure.

How Can CAPTCHA Be Made Secure Again?

While CAPTCHA has the potential to still be effective, there undoubtedly needs to be some way to make it easier for a human being to complete but confounding to a machine. To accomplish this, various tactics have been considered, some more likely than others to be implemented:

  • Requiring users to classify faces based on various guidelines, like their expression, gender, and ethnicity. This method is least likely, considering today’s amplified social awareness.
  • CAPTCHAs that rely on regionalized trivia and nursery rhymes, with these targeted questions helping to prevent bots and distant hackers from succeeding.
  • Image-based CAPTCHAs that use more subjective content like cartoons and optical illusions. 
  • Gamified CAPTCHAS with contextual hints for instructions that a computer wouldn’t pick up on.
  • Cameras and augmented reality being used to enable physical authentication.

Of course, there is also the continued research into behavior-based authentication that uses metrics like cursor accuracy and other traffic patterns. Google has started testing some of these variables on a case-by-case basis.

The way things are shaping up, it’s somewhat likely that these security Turing tests will only be passable in the future by incorrectly performing a task or answering a question.

If there’s anything that this tells us, it’s that account and data security is only going to grow in importance. KB Technologies is here to help you do everything you can to secure your business, its data, and by extension, its future. Find out more by calling our team at (954) 834-2800 today.

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