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Bitcoin “Sextortion” Scam – What Should You Do?

Have you seen an email like this? It’s been making the rounds, but I just got my first one this morning: “I​​​​ a​​​​m w​​​​ell a​​​​wa​​​​r​​​​e [a very old password] on​​​​e of yo​​​​ur pa​​​​sswo​​​​rd. Lets g​​​​et right to th​​​​e purpo​​​​s​​​​e. Ther​​​​e i​​​​s no​​​​ on​​​​e who​​​​ has co​​​​mp​​​​ensa​​​​t​​​​ed me to​​​​ i​​​​nvestigat​​​​e a​​​​bo​​​​ut you.”

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Alpha Dog Systems and Capstone Consulting are now Nexa1

Alpha Dog Systems and Capstone Consulting are now Nexa1 November 8, 2017 - Press Release Important news! You’re about to get the same great service you’re accustomed to under a new name! Alpha Dog Systems and Capstone Consulting, leaders in Managed IT Services since...

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Upgrade your Wireless Router’s Firmware

by Andy O'Donnell Updated June 13, 2017 So you have a wireless router that has been quietly serving Wi-Fi to your household for many years? Does it have a thick layer of dust on it? Chances are, if you answered yes to either question, you may not have upgraded your...

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BREAKING: All wifi networks are vulnerable to new hack

Be on the lookout for new patches for your phone, your router, and your computer (Windows, Linux, AND Mac are affected), and apply them as soon as they're available. The security protocol used to protect the vast majority of wifi connections has been broken,...

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8 Tips for Preventing Ransomware

Chances are you know someone, or some organization, who has suffered a ransomware attack – it could be your local police department, a small business, big hospital, or someone in your family.

If you haven’t been hit by ransomware personally, you’re either very lucky, or you’ve taken some proactive steps to protect your computers and files.

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Hotmail/Outlook Problems

If you're having Hotmail/Outlook issues in your mail client, it's not you. It's Microsoft. No idea what's causing it, and no idea when it will be resolved. Some people are having one account work fine, and others won't work at all. Web access still works, so if you...

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Holiday Hours – Long Weekend for Thanksgiving

The Alpha Dog Systems team will be observing the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday and Friday, November 24 and 25, 2016 so we can spend time with friends and family. We'll be back Monday, November 28, 2016. As always, if you have an emergency please call 970-639-0629...

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We will be closed for the Fruita Fall Festival

We will be closed during the Fruita Fall Festival, from Friday September 23 through the 25th. We will be open our normal business hours on Monday, September 26. If you have an emergency, call and leave a message and we'll get back to you ASAP. In the meantime, join us...

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And this is why we make backups

Not what you want to see first thing in the morning when you sit down at your computer to start work, right? This was my morning. Before breakfast. Before coffee. Not my favorite way to wake up, I'll tell you. I didn't panic, though. Why? I have backups. LOTS of...

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Alpha Dog Systems will be CLOSED July 4th

We will be closed Monday, July 4th, to celebrate the holiday with friends and family. We hope you all have a wonderful Fourth of July this year! Enjoy the fireworks, stay safe, and keep your pets inside while the fireworks are going on. Our fur friends don't like the...

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