Contact us today!

Total Tech Care Blog

Total Tech Care has been serving the Oakland Park area since 2001, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Tip of the Week: Spot a DDoS Attack Before it Takes Down Your Network

b2ap3_thumbnail_d_d_o_s_400.jpgDirect denial of service attacks are a major problem for businesses. On one hand, they’re difficult to prevent entirely, incredibly annoying, and costly. Hackers are realizing just how annoying DDoS attacks can be, and are capitalizing on them in order to both make a quick buck, and to take jabs at organizations that aren’t necessarily doing anything wrong.

Continue reading

Pay a Hacker Ransom Money and Risk Getting Bamboozled Twice

b2ap3_thumbnail_distributed_denial_of_service_400.jpgRequesting a ransom from victims is an unfortunate trend gaining momentum in the hacking world. This is typically done using ransomware (where hackers encrypt data and request money for the key) and distributed denial of service attacks (where hackers threaten to overwhelm a system with traffic, thus knocking it offline). In both scenarios, hackers are looking for the victim to pay up, or else. Should they?

Continue reading

Blog Archive

Sign Up for Our Newsletter

  • First Name *
  • Last Name *

      Free Consultation

      Sign up today for a
      FREE Network Consultation

      How secure is your IT infrastructure?
      Let us evaluate it for free!

      Sign up Now!

      Free Consultation

      Tag Cloud

      Security Tip of the Week Technology Best Practices Cloud Privacy Hackers Hosted Solutions Backup Business Computing Google Business Microsoft Malware Network Security Mobile Devices Software Productivity Innovation Data Internet Business Continuity Disaster Recovery Efficiency Email User Tips Workplace Tips Browser IT Services Hardware VoIP Computer Smartphones Smartphone Windows 10 communications Miscellaneous Network Android Tech Term Office Business Management Upgrade Outsourced IT Server Chrome Virtualization Computers Cybercrime Save Money Data Backup Managed IT Services Productivity Communication Holiday IT Support Windows Hacking Alert Telephone Systems Automation Cloud Computing Social Media Data Recovery Managed Service Provider Ransomware Microsoft Office Internet of Things Artificial Intelligence Small Business Recovery Employer-Employee Relationship Mobile Device Management Managed IT Services Router Social Engineering Mobility Office 365 App Mobile Computing Facebook BYOD Money Application Saving Money Cybersecurity Passwords Collaboration Applications Quick Tips Windows 10 Operating System Law Enforcement How To Marketing Office Tips Wi-Fi Information Technology Password VPN IT Support Bandwidth Health Networking Spam Remote Monitoring BDR Private Cloud Flexibility Gadgets Managed IT HaaS Bring Your Own Device IT solutions Word Data Management Work/Life Balance Entertainment Website Gmail Budget Settings Two-factor Authentication Mobile Device Remote Computing Google Drive Information Mouse Big Data Avoiding Downtime Hacker History WiFi Training The Internet of Things Phishing Voice over Internet Protocol Lithium-ion battery Cleaning Apps USB Vulnerability Data Protection Human Resources Encryption Firewall Safety Scam Data Breach Sports Redundancy Managed Service Keyboard Connectivity User Error Data Security Meetings Virus Instant Messaging Wearable Technology Robot Document Management Excel Samsung Solid State Drive Update Wireless Technology Unified Threat Management Computer Accessories Biometrics Downtime Save Time Infrastructure Value Google Docs Risk Management Spam Blocking Identity Theft Data storage Electronic Medical Records Automobile Wireless Printer Hiring/Firing Bluetooth DDoS Computing Infrastructure Botnet Fraud Data Storage Environment Battery Shadow IT IT Consultant Fax Server Virtual Assistant Business Intelligence End of Support Windows 7 Legal Patch Management Physical Security Worker Internet Exlporer Humor Telephone System IT Management CES Servers Virtual Reality Access Control Comparison Software as a Service Paperless Office PDF SaaS HIPAA IT Plan Content Management Network Congestion Apple Social Machine Learning Unsupported Software Blockchain Best Practice eWaste Government Charger YouTube Telephony Black Market OneNote Computer Care Hard Drives Retail Vendor Skype Devices Search Netflix Telecommuting Two Factor Authentication User PowerPoint Password Management Root Cause Analysis Windows Media Player Google Apps iPhone Memory Accountants Knowledge Experience Remote Worker HBO Display Start Menu Thought Leadership How to Remote Work Managing Stress Running Cable Virtual Desktop NIST Data loss Files Leadership Chromecast Music Wiring Outlook Security Cameras Tools Cameras Addiction Uninterrupted Power Supply Cryptocurrency Screen Mirroring Science Password Manager Colocation Loyalty Frequently Asked Questions Smart Tech Troubleshooting Camera Smartwatch Cache Windows 10s Credit Cards Monitor Customer Relationship Management Safe Mode Cast Business Mangement Tip of the week Analyitcs Practices webinar Multi-Factor Security Going Green Books Warranty SharePoint Printer Server Programming Wireless Internet Public Cloud Reputation Employer Employee Relationship Streaming Media Assessment Tech Support Distributed Denial of Service Customer Service File Sharing Content Recycling Windows Server 2008 Hosted Computing Techology Conferencing Trending Laptop Emergency Administrator Travel Wire Amazon Customers Television Audiobook Windows 8 Criminal Inventory Touchpad IT service Microchip Antivirus Smart Office Education Audit Amazon Web Services Advertising Public Computer Politics Tablet Domains Search Engine Notifications Computer Fan Online Shopping Rootkit Maintenance Flash Bloatware Authentication Workers Specifications Transportation Consultant Bing Analytics Users FENG Evernote Relocation Vendor Management IBM Proactive IT IaaS Tablets Help Desk Sync Entrepreneur Nanotechnology Video Games Millennials Benefits Best Available People WIndows 7 HVAC Worker Commute Wireless Charging Staff Supercomputer Shortcut MSP Software Tips Mobile Office Shortcuts Cost Management Scalability Emails Workforce Smart Technology Social Networking Enterprise Content Management Business Owner Cortana Digital Signature Current Events NarrowBand Augmented Reality

      Top Blog

      The reasoning for this is simple: you want to make sure that operations are proceeding as intended, even if you’re not there. If you completely check out from the workplace every time you leave, you could return from your vacation to a complete and total disaster that may have been prevented with y...