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Networking Basics: Learn How Networks Work

A person using a laptop displaying Antivirus Software

What is Antivirus Software?

The first computer virus, known as the Creeper Program, was created as a security measure to test self-replicating computer code. The aptly-named Creeper accidentally infiltrated computer hard drives in 1971, and then it tried to remove itself — its intent wasn’t malicious.  Sadly, since that time, intentional viruses have become increasingly sophisticated. They are a…

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A man looking frustrated over MAC address spoofing while using his computer

What is MAC Address Spoofing?

You hear about new types of cyber attacks almost daily. As soon as information security experts have figured out how to deal with one threat, another pops up. One of the latest tricks used by hackers is called MAC address spoofing. MAC spoofing can be used to steal private data from unsuspecting victims. If you…

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3 Quick Ways to Find the IP Address of a Website

Without an IP address, we would all scream into the Internet abyss, and no one would hear us. Interactive websites, social media, and video platforms wouldn’t exist. IP (Internet Protocol) addresses allow us easy access to the Internet. Although we’re each assigned an address, for websites, IP addresses hold paramount importance.  You can glean a…

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What is a Virtual IP Address?

Even those of us who don’t work in IT or a tech-related field might recognize the term IP address (Internet Protocol Address). Although we may not be clear on the many forms an IP address can take, we probably know that everyone who utilizes the Internet has an assigned IP. So what is a virtual…

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Multiple ethernet cables connected to a switch

What Is Ethernet?

When it comes to dealing with Internet device connections and networks, most of us have at least heard of the technological terminology involved. USB cables, WiFi, routers, and ethernet connections are used by everyone — even when we don’t necessarily understand how they work.  When discerning what connections will work best for your needs, you…

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Zero Trust Network Security

Cybersecurity is a critical concern for organizations of all sizes and across all industries. The increasing frequency and sophistication of cyber attacks mean that companies must take a proactive and comprehensive approach to protecting their networks, data, and users. Zero Trust is a security concept that has gained popularity in recent years. It assumes every…

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A Guide to Essential Home Router Terminology: What You Need to Know

So you’ve decided to purchase and set up your home router system. How much time could it possibly take? You’ve opted out of your internet provider’s offer to rent you equipment and set it up for you. You want to ensure that all security measures for your router are maintained by you and not your…

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Modems vs Routers vs Switches: What’s the Difference and How Do You Keep Each Secure?

Having access to the internet has become so common now that it’s considered a basic human right by many. But that doesn’t mean setting up and maintaining a home network is easy. Home networks can’t work without specific network devices, which you probably have at least some awareness of. If you have internet access at…

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