Shellshock Bash Bug

September 26th, 2014

This week, we learned of a new security risk named “Shellshock.”  Shellshock is a vulnerability found within a shell program named “Bash” that is written into many Apple, Linux, and even Windows computers.  Potentially, a hacker could use this security vulnerability to take over computers or gain access to data on the computers.

iCloud Hack and Two-Step Verification

September 5th, 2014

With the recent news of Apple’s iCloud hack, all iCloud users should ask themselves if they’re doing everything in their power to keep themselves safe. We don’t recommend abandoning iCloud because the risk is low compared to the reward…as long as you play it safe.

15 Ways to Optimize Your iPhone Battery

August 27th, 2014

15 Ways to Optimize Your iPhone Battery

If you’re like me, your cell phone seems to be always in need of a charge. I’m sure it’s not my constant emailing, texting, or social media updating that’s causing the problem, so I’m pulling out all the stops to make my battery last through the day.

Book Review- The Go-Giver

August 25th, 2014

The Go-Giver is a story about giving. Before you click off the page, give me a minute to explain…

The Go-Giver tells the story of Joe, an ambitious professional who can’t get ahead. After he misses his quarterly sales goal, he becomes desperate and reaches out to the Chairman, a mentor who will forever change his life.

New Facebook Security Alert

August 19th, 2014

A security update from our friends at NASA:

Subject: Security Alert: Facebook Color-Changing Application is Malicious Scam – Don’t Take the Bait

To: All AGJ Clients, Vendors, Contractors and Friends

What is Happening: A recent social networking phishing campaign targets Facebook users by offering a link which claims to lead to a color-changing application for a Facebook user’s layout.

After the power goes out…

August 11th, 2014

The storm has come and gone, you've returned home safely, but there's one problem... the power is out! Now what? Here are some things you should and shouldn't do when the power goes out:

1) Be prepared - the right equipment will help make sure you can power the things that need it the most; batteries and generators will be your saving grace if the power is out for an extended period of time.

Does Networking Really Work?

August 6th, 2014

In 2003, AGJ joined the Mississippi Coast Chamber of Commerce. We were a young company and were looking for an opportunity to grow our business. However, one year later, we could attribute no growth to our Chamber membership. While discussing this with the Chamber Director, she reminded us that we weren’t attending any of the networking events.

When lightning strikes

August 4th, 2014

Most of the tips we have given so far have been geared directly towards hurricanes, but we sometimes forget the other types of dangerous weather that accompanies them. Lightning is such a common occurrence that sometimes its danger gets forgotten, but is a fatal side effect that comes along with hurricanes.

Are Built-In Backups Failing You?

July 30th, 2014

Have you checked your backups lately? If you’re using an older version of Windows operating systems (desktop or server), are your backups failing? If you’re having these problems, it may be due to the hard drive that you’re using for backups.

Several years ago, hard drive makers started transitioning their drives to “advanced formatting.