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Cloud 9 Advisory – 003 – Kids Safety Online

Today’s topic: Kids Safety Online

There is endless articles about teaching your children about the dangers of the internet.  This is not that type of article.  This is a simple lesson in controlling what your kids are allowed to access.

 

The Basics:

  • Many kids are very tech savoy and have ways around your standard internet filters and blockers.  Simple firewalls and built in parental controls are easily bypassed with VPNs and Proxy servers (these are things that kids teach each other for gaming and hiding social network access from parents).
  • Even simple searches on the web can bring up very explicit and inappropriate content.
  • Most children nowadays have more than one avenue to access the internet.  Computer (Mac or PC), Mobile Device, Laptops, etc.

My Recommendation:

  • K9 Web Protection or NetNanny.  These applications install on all  of your kids devices and will block, filter and log all of your kids online activities.  It will take a little time to setup and configure but will help keep your kids out of trouble.  These applications also have a password bypass so you can install them on the shared family computer  and still be able to bypass the filters easily and there are also others programs like the Alert Logic’s MDR platform which is great for this.  Just don’t lose that password or you will need us to rip it out!!

Remember we are always here to help and answer any questions.  Feel free to email us at help@cloud9solutions.com, or look at our web site and facebook pages for FAQ.

Glen Rostant

Without the hassle of entering in information and long checkouts, online shopping is almost too easy. Consumers seem to prefer online shopping a lot more than traditional shopping and I wouldn’t blame them, as online shopping can even help you save money, just see this here and get to know about all the discounts you could have access to.

Online Shopping in Today's World

Here are some reasons why we think online shopping is better

A plethora оf products аnd ѕеrvісеѕ
Thеrе іѕ nо limit tо whаt you саn buy оnlіnе. And thе variety оf the ѕеrvісеѕ аnd рrоduсtѕ wіll аmаzе you. You wіll gеt аnуthіng thаt can bе lеgаllу ѕоld оnlіnе. Even fоr ѕоmе thіngѕ that wоuld bе hаrd tо buу from conventional ѕtоrеѕ will be аvаіlаblе оn online рlаtfоrmѕ. In fасt, there іѕ nоthіng you cannot gеt frоm thе оnlіnе рlаtfоrmѕ.

Your рrіvасу іѕ guаrаntееd
Nо оnе will bе оn your bасk looking to what you are buуіng. If you are shopping fоr things thаt уоu аrе nоt comfortable wіth, іt іѕ оnlу уоu whо knоwѕ whаt you аrе buying. Yоur privacy іѕ tаkеn саrе оf ѕіnсе nо one wіll knоw аbоut уоu аnd thе kind оf things you аrе buуіng. Nоw thаt іѕ ѕоmеthіng уоu wоuld bе happy wіth.

Nо lіmіt tо ѕhорріng time
Yоu wіll nо lоngеr bе worried thаt your lосаl ѕtоrе wіll bе сlоѕеd оvеr thе wееkеnd. Wіth оnlіnе ѕhорріng, there is no lіmіt of tіmе оr dау whеn you shop. It could be іn thе mіddlе оf the nіght, on a Sundау when conventional ѕtоrеѕ аrе closed, or аnуtіmе you аrе dоnе wіth уоur daily chores. With such flеxіbіlіtу of tіmе, you hаvе nо lіmіt on whеn you саn ѕhор. You hаvе this аt уоur disposal any time оf the dау аll thе уеаr around.

Cloud 9 Advisory – 001 – Hello World – Ransomware

Hello friends of Cloud 9 Solutions,

Today’s topic: Ransomware!!

Basics:

  • Ransomware is a type of malware that restricts access to your own files.
  • The ONLY way to recover your files is by recovering from a backup.
  • It WILL jump to other computers on your network by their shares.
  • Paying the ransom has worked in the past, but is expensive, time consuming and is not guaranteed.

 

Cloud 9 Recommends – Backups:

  • For personal computers – Backblaze – $5 a month and very easy to setup, you can do it yourself.
    • www.backblaze.com
  • Businesses – Local backups and Cloud backups – Call us for more info or help.
    • 305-971-4520 or email us at support@cloud9solutions.com

“An ounce of Prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

Sony Xperia

Water being poured on a Sony Xperia Z

Water being poured on a Sony Xperia Z

Cell phones have become a large part of everyone’s day to day lives. They’ve combined cameras, camcorders, rolodexes, phones and mp3 players.  Have you ever gotten your phone wet? Technology will soon solve that problem for you.

Introducing the Sony Experia Z. The first waterproof phone that I’ve seen.

Check out the following videos:

 

Water test:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEoDLNxkjno

Underwater camera use:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MlxybC3iIE

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