“Oldest nerd in Guatemala” has a lot to be thankful for—and a lot more still to give

For Otto Knoke, the self-described “oldest nerd in Guatemala,” every day is a gift—and one that he pays back to the best of his abilities every day. Twenty years ago, right around the same time this high-tech early adopter was making a name for himself by modernizing the Guatemalan banking industry, Knoke was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) and given only two years to live. Never one to back down from a challenge, Knoke began researching how technology could …

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Do you really need an Antivirus?

Like the role seat-belts have in your vehicle, antivirus is one part of security. Can a seat-belt be the difference between life and death in the even of an accident? Absolutely, but not always. Similarly, an antivirus will not always stop an attack or infection, but it is the last line of defense. Each network will implement different security measures, but they generally include the following components: Secure authentication and access (Password, FOB, etc) Periodic password changes Hardware based firewall …

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Trouble Sending Email? It Could be Spam Filtering

Scenario: You can send email to some, but not to others. Your emails sometimes show up in the recipient’s spam folder, or do not come through at all. You may or may not receive a bounce back message notifying you of a problem. Often the message appears to send normally and appears in “Sent Items”. Most who experience this issue are using an email client like Outlook or Thunderbird to send email. The likely cause of this is spam filtering. …

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