2 factor authentication NOW

Now that we are all many days in to the shutdown from COVID-19 and many are working from home there has been a huge increase in support requests from clients existing and new that have had accounts compromised. Email and cloud storage accounts alike are victims of hacking and most of the time that is […]
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Be vigilant about opening email!

The following incident occurred to the city of Riveria Beach, Florida very recently after one of it’s employees opened a suspicious email that contained ransomware. It cost them $600,000 and then some. See Here It is of paramount importance that when receiving / opening email you perform due diligence before clicking to open the email […]

If you or anyone you know uses WhatsApp you need to read this.

See this article for a critical issue if you have the App “WhatsApp” installed on your phone, this was just announced May 13, 2019 so it’s worth double checking. It’s a scary read and the long and short of it is you need to update the app immediately if it’s not the current most […]

The number 1 reason not to use the same password everywhere.

Recently Facebook had yet another security issue wherein a huge amount of passwords for it’s users may have been exposed, see here ……McLean Data recommends you NEVER use the same password for multiple accounts although many people in practice do just that, once any of the sites are compromised that contain one of your “favorite” passwords […]

iPhone users running ios 12

For those of your running iPhones as your daily driver mobile device make sure – if your device can be upgraded to the most recent operating system ios 12 – that you do so, new perks include better battery life and faster smoother processing speeds, faster open camera action for those shots you don’t want […]

Don’t dismiss the latest warning from FBI

Recently an alert went out issued by the FBI referencing a large number of  WiFi Routers that may be compromised and unsafe to use, see original statement HERE. Many articles state that you should be “rebooting” / restarting your WiFi routers, others say you may need to update firmware on your devices to the latest […]

iPhone X News

Some clients I’ve spoken with lately have heard me bemoan the lack of a couple specific apps on my Microsoft 950 XL which I dearly love and as a result at least entertaining the idea of a move to Apple for at least one of the devices used by McLean Data Solutions LLC…..Microsoft has been […]

McLean Data Solutions – Happy 2017 – Increase your productivity.

Happy New Year 2017 !!! from McLean Data Solutions LLC….Moving forward this year at a fast and furious rate, here’s an example of technological evolution applied to our lives. The cable on the left is outdated and slow media for transferring data inside computers even though it can have as many as 80 wires in it and transfer data […]
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Windows 10 free upgrade deadline fast approaching.

McLean Data Solutions LLC urges you to take full advantage of Microsoft Windows 10 free upgrade option before the deadline arrives, the end of the free upgrade is July 29, 2016 which is right around the corner. If you have a Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 operating system you should take advantage of this offer […]
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Email Scam Alert – DO NOT REPLY

Recently (today 2016.05.03) there has been an email circulating that is from “Help Desk” or some other generic name in the “From” field, this email advises you that your account is undergoing maintenance or some other activity and asks that you indicate acknowledgement by “Replying to the email with your ‘Domain/username and password’ to avoid […]