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Bluetek IT Solutions has been serving the Pennsylvania area since 2005, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

GPUs Could Become Trojan Horses for Future Cyber Attacks

 Trojan Horse for Malware

The graphics card inside your computer is a powerful tool for gaming and creative work, but it can also potentially serve as a Trojan horse for malware. Cybercriminals are finding ways to exploit graphics cards and their VRAM to inject malicious code into your system. The approach is claimed to have worked during a proof-of-concept hack on both discrete and integrated GPUs from AMD, Intel, and Nvidia.

Because antivirus software today cannot scan the graphics card’s own video RAM, known as VRAM, hackers are now targeting GPUs to carry out their dirty work. On the other hand, conventional methods used today that target the system’s main memory would trigger the antivirus software.

According to Bleeping Computer, a brief description of the hack was posted on a hacker forum, where one seller was trying to sell his proof-of-concept method to exploit the VRAM on GPUs. The seller stated that the method worked on Intel’s integrated UHD 620 and 630 graphics, as well as discrete solutions including the AMD Radeon RX 5700 and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650. It’s unclear if the attack would also work on other GPUs, like the recent Radeom RX 6000 series from AMD and theGeforce RTX 3000 series from Nvidia, both of which have seen high demand and short supply.

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How to Change your Wi-Fi Router's Password

Make sure your router and devices are secure

If you want to add a bit more security to your device or simply make it easier to remember what you need to put in, you should look into changing your Wi-Fi router's password. Routers come with default passwords that are easy for anyone to guess or look up. Instead, you should change it to something more secure so that nobody can mess with your settings. Here's how to change your Wi-Fi router's password.

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How to log into your router

1. First, you need to log into your router's web-based interface.

2. Connect to your router with your PC or mobile device.

3. Visit 192.168.0.1 or www.routerlogin.net.

4. A prompt will show up for login info.

5. Enter the username and password that's on the bottom of your router or what it says in the manual.

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91 Percent of Industrial Companies at Risk of Cyber Attacks

Industrial businesses were the second most targeted sector in 2020 and new research from Positive Technologies shows that an external attacker could penetrate the corporate network at 91 percent of them.

In addition, Positive Technologies penetration testers gained access to the industrial control system (ICS) networks at 75 percent of these companies. Once criminals have obtained access to ICS components, they can shutdown entire production lines, cause equipment to fail, or incidents that could cause serious harm.

Olga Zinenko, senior analyst at Positive Technologies, says, "Today, the level of cybersecurity at most industrial companies is too low for comfort. In most cases, Internet-accessible external network perimeters contain weak protection, device configurations contain flaws, and we find a low level of ICS network security and the use of dictionary passwords and outdated software versions present risks."

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SharePoint Is the Industry Leading Intranet Solution

SharePoint Is the Industry Leading Intranet Solution

Over three-quarters of Fortune 500 companies utilize Microsoft SharePoint

SharePoint is the leading project management, document management, Intranet, and collaboration software developed by Microsoft. Most businesses can use a tool to enhance their employees’ ability to work cooperatively, and there is no better tool available than Microsoft SharePoint.

SharePoint is essentially a central hub that a project team can use to share files, data, news, and resources. It also securely fuels collaboration, standardizes access to the tools that people need, and even gives team and project leaders a way to disseminate a collective knowledge base that is important in productivity settings. 

SharePoint Provides Endless Possibilities

A Must-Have Tool to Get the Most Out of Your Business

If you are looking for a tool that can do it all, look no further than Microsoft SharePoint. It integrates seamlessly with Microsoft 365, giving a whole cache of tools that any team with specific targets can use to be more efficient and productive. If your organization already uses Microsoft productivity tools, having our knowledgeable technicians implement SharePoint as a central hub to any number of your initiatives can improve several aspects of your operational effectiveness. 

SharePoint can be used to:

  • Securely store company emails
  • Improve workflow
  • Organize projects and other events
  • Manage projects
  • Manage team schedules
  • Manage documents and other resources
  • Improve and centralize team communications
  • Support multiple project teams
  • Disseminate company and project-specific information
  • Improve employee training

...and much more.

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Keep Your Technology Working for You

Get Your Business’ Technology the Oversight It Needs to Be a Powerful Asset

For today’s business, technology plays an important role. Unfortunately, this crucial part of your business is prone to malfunction. Malfunction means downtime. At Bluetek IT Solutions, we know that the more you can ward against downtime, the more successful your endeavor will be. To that end we offer comprehensive monitoring and management services that keep your technology functioning properly, helping your business meet its goals. 

With cutting-edge technology of our own, we are able to remotely monitor all of your hardware and your network around the clock. The goal of this service is to help your business reduce downtime. You see, malfunctioning or failing technology is a nuisance, sure, but the cost to a business pales in comparison to the cost of downtime. The better your business’ technology functions, the greater the opportunity for your entire business to be productive.

Hardware Support

Fix Hardware Issues Before they Become Operational Problems

Unfortunately, all technology eventually fails. They are complex machines that aren’t designed to last forever. With proactive maintenance that’s made possible by constantly monitoring hardware, however, issues that could impede production or the efficient delivery of service can be remediated prior to any total breakdown of the technology. More than that, if a piece of crucial technology were about to fail, replacing that technology before it causes unexpected downtime puts your business in a position to maintain profitability rather than sacrificing it. 

The remote management of your business’ technology ensures that you aren’t just fixing an issue, it ensures that knowledgeable IT professionals have the oversight over your entire IT infrastructure including network switches, modems, routers, workstations, and servers. A single instance of technology failure can cost your business dearly, the more you can avoid those circumstances, the better. 

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