EMPIST Tech Talk Newsletter: Monday, November 18, 2019

News | November 18, 2019

EMPIST Tech Talk

The Weekly Newsletter

We’re back! Enjoy the latest highlights in company news, tech, digital marketing, and more. Keep scrolling for our weekly newsletter!

The Weekly Newsletter’s Tech Update

The long-awaited launch of Disney+ is finally here! However, due to its high demand, viewers were not able to access the platform for several hours after it went live. Disney+ was clearly overwhelmed with the traffic to its streaming platform, signing up 10M subscribers since its launch date on Tuesday, November 12th. Read the full story >>


What Are the Windows 7 Security Risks?

Are you nervous about the security risks that Windows 7 end-of-life exposes? It’s time to flush out the facts, so you can be armed with all the pertinent information to move forward.

As some of you may know, on January 14th of 2020, Microsoft will no longer be providing security updates or support for PCs operating on Windows 7. Microsoft has been advertising the Windows 7 expiration date for the past few years leading up to the present. Read the blog >>

The Weekly Newsletter Tech Tip

From the EMPIST Help Desk 

Don’t give hackers the upper hand. Keep your privacy settings on your computer and smartphone to stay protected. Also, make sure you’re reading the privacy policies of major applications that have access to your personal information.

The Weekly Newsletter Tech Trivia

Question: What’s the difference between a URL that starts with http vs. https?

Answer: Https means that the connection is secure.

The Weekly Newsletter’s Digital Marketing Spotlight

Did somebody say remix? Meow Mix is getting with the times! The cat food brand just announced that remixes of their classic jingle are now up on Spotify & YouTube. This includes versions in 4 different musical genres: R&B, Latin music, heavy metal, and country. All the songs have comical names and lyrics in hopes to appeal the Gen Z audience. Read the full story >>

The Weekly Newsletter: Coffee with Kampas

Episode 8: Business Email Compromise

It’s time for another episode of Coffee with Kampas as our CEO & Founder John Kampas dives into the topic of Business Email Compromise. Business Email Compromise, or BEC, is a method of cybercrime in which an attacker obtains access to a business email account and imitates the true owner’s identity. This is done to defraud the company via its employees, customers, or partners. As one of the most common forms of business-targeted cybercrime, BEC is something every business should be aware of. Watch now >>

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