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BVA INC – IT Consulting Blog

Since 1993, BVA has delivered the highest quality in serving the IT consulting needs of small- and medium-sized businesses in Arizona and the greater Phoenix area, supporting them in maximizing the value of their information technology investments. We understand the impact that technology and computer networking services has on your business, and we are committed to your success.

Teenage hacker grabs massive data from 800,000 open FTP servers

Not all teenagers are sneaking out in the middle of the night, one is sneaking into nearly 800,000 open FTP servers.Β The story begins with a security researcher, Minxomat, scanning IPv4 addresses to find nearly a million open FTP servers needing no authentication for access. This scan revealed that not only

Take Back Privacy with Windows 10

Windows 10 offers an option to help protect third parties from tracking your movements based on your connections to Wi-Fi networks. Under Settings > Network & Internet > Wi-Fi, turn on the Use random hardware addresses setting. This will keep third parties from matching your Wi-Fi adapter’s hardware address with

Top 3 Identity Management Solution Recommendations

Β Identity-Management-as-a-Service (IDaaS) provider aids with identifying individuals in a system (such as a country, a network, or an enterprise) and controlling their access to resources within that system by associating user rights and restrictions with the established identity.

Okta Identity Management
Okta comes highly rated for identity management, and for good reason.

Turn Voicemail into Text with iOS 10

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Apple hasΒ always had a productive approach to voicemail, first with the visual listing of voicemails with the contact name, date and time attached, making it easy to browse past or go directly to the voicemail you would like to hear. The upgrade to iOS 10 takes this a little further,

Turn off read receipts for specific conversations in iOS 10

I have my read receipts on and I love the transparency. In a world where we are always accessible, I hope that my read receipts provide my friends and coworkers reassurance that I am not simply ignoring their messages but rather I am not on my phone (which happens!!). I’d

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 – no longer voluntary

Great news for Samsung users that have been using their Note 7 with extreme caution the last few weeks, replacements will be in stores Wednesday, September 21st! The recall transitioned from voluntary to mandatory as the US government’s Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a deathknell due to the lithium-ion

Galaxy Note 7 is FIRE. Literally.

Due to the growing number of Galaxy Note 7 explosions, the FAA has put some restrictions in place for those that still dare carry the Note 7 around. Virgin Australia, Qantas, and Jetstart have banned passengers from charging their Galaxy Note 7 in flight. A proactive move for the airlines,

Latest Windows 10 Update Breaks PowerShell

The latest Microsoft cumulative patch for the Anniversary update had unexpected consequences for PowerShell, the command line shell and scripting language. Notes accompanying the release suggest that this was not unexpected for Microsoft, as the company appears to have known of the implications for PowerShell features when pushing the update.