EMPIST Tech Talk Weekly Newsletter: Monday, October 12, 2020

News | October 12, 2020

The Tech Newsletter  

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It’s time for the latest in Tech Talk news! In honor of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we’ve added a new section to our newsletter during October. Discover a new cyber stat, tech tip, much more with EMPIST. Let’s get started!  

The Weekly Tech News Update  

Even amid a pandemic, Amazon’s delayed Prime Day sales are still predicted to top last year’s numbers. The estimated total for worldwide sales on Prime Day in 2020 is said to hit $10 billion. The eMarketer Prime Day forecast believes that even during COVID, people will be searching out those hot deals for the 2020 holiday season. Read the full story >>

The Weekly EMPIST Blog  

The Latest Text Message Package Delivery Scam  

There is a new smishing scam on the rise. Over the past month, people have been posting all over social media about the latest text message package delivery scam. There have been some wild rumors about what this fake text’s purpose is, so we are here to set the record straight. Read the blog >>

Cybersecurity Awareness Month 

Weekly Cyber Stat  

According to a report from RiskBased, data breaches in the first half of 2019 exposed 4.1 billion records.

The Tech Talk Newsletter Tip 

From the EMPIST Help Desk 

Are you feeling out of the loop? When you are working from home, communication is key! The rule is to never assume and always send the message or email to confirm things with your clients and or co-workers. Using a real-time application for communication is another helpful solution. We recommend platforms like Microsoft Teams. 

The Tech Talk Trivia 

Question: When performing a “platform upgrade,” what PC core components are you changing? 

The Weekly Marketing Spotlight 

If you are a frequent Instagram user, you may have seen its latest addition known as Reels. This feature allows users to create and share video clips to their profiles right on the app. As of now, it is globally available for users to make their IGTV videos shoppable and they have begun testing this e-commerce feature out on Reels as well. This is a huge benefit for e-commerce businesses and influencers alike. Read the full story >>

Trivia Answer: The CPU, RAM, and motherboard. 

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