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The Chicken or the Egg? How Your Computer Account is Created

Without a login account, that hunk of metal sitting on your desk is useless for anything other than advanced paper-weighting.  Just exactly how is your account created?  Well, I’m glad you asked…
First-Things First
Before you do anything, you need to ensure that the necessary pre-processing has been done in our ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software.  […]

By |July 23rd, 2014|TigerTech, TigerTech Tutorials|Comments Off

Your Y: Drive… It’s not just there for your health

Without mentioning any specific three-letter government agencies, hard-drive failures have been in the news lately. I recently came across an interesting article that mentions how data loss due to hard drive failure is still a huge problem for both businesses and individuals.  Here are some key points from this article:

From a survey, 66% of […]

By |July 10th, 2014|Tech Tips and Tricks, TigerTech|Comments Off

It Could Never Happen… But It Did.

I’m sure most of you have heard of Butler University in Indianapolis:  A small, mid-western institution with a better basketball program than its size would indicate…  Sound vaguely familiar?

Well unfortunately last week it was announced that Butler had undergone a  large data breach that may have compromised the personal data of  approximately 163,000 individuals. […]

By |July 3rd, 2014|TigerTech, TigerTech News|Comments Off

Periodic Password Changes Keep You Safe

I’ve mentioned before how choosing unique passwords and changing them periodically can help keep your account secure, but have you ever wondered why?  Today I’ll discuss the methods in which attackers attempt to compromise your system, and how password changes work to effectively thwart them.

When an attacker attempts to compromise your password, they will […]

By |May 12th, 2014|Tech Tips and Tricks, TigerTech|Comments Off

Windows, eXPired

After 12 years of reliable service, Windows XP is officially no longer supported by Microsoft as of April 8th, 2014.  While Windows XP will continue to function, it will no longer be supported at ALL by Microsoft.
I never call Microsoft, so do I really need support?
Not so fast;  we’re not just talking about problems […]

By |May 1st, 2014|Tech Tips and Tricks, TigerTech|Comments Off