Category Archives: Blog

iOS Profile Hack

There is an extremely nasty hack that will brick your iOS device if you let it in. It installs itself as a Profile on your device.  In one particular instance, we discovered the Profile was named “Emergency Alerts” and had been allowed by the user clicking on a popup link that indicated these would help… Read More »

iOS search slowness

A few users have mentioned contact searches taking longer that usual or new contacts missing from their mobile. This seems to have started after a resent update. I have 2 solutions. 1)    Use spotlight search. This is a separate index and does not have the same slowness as contacts. Access spotlight search from the app… Read More »

Family Internet Safety

Keeping your family safe on the Internet is a moving target. The Internet brings technology into our lives, but like the Gutenberg Press, its original purpose has been corrupted. If left unchecked, it will influence the very character of your children. To this end, I have a number of technologies and insights that can aid… Read More »

iOS Embedding Images

When sending images from your iPhone you can choose whether they are sent as attachments or embedded in the message. This is determined by the format of the email itself. If the email format is text the photos will be sent as attachments if the email is HTML the images will be embedded. Nowhere in… Read More »

Tech Support Scam

The subject claims to be an employee (or an affiliate) of a major computer software or security company offering technical support to the victim. Recent complaints indicate some subjects are claiming to be support for cable and Internet companies to offer assistance with digital cable boxes and connections, modems, and routers. The subject claims the… Read More »

Remote Desktop from iOS

To use remote desktop on your iOS you will need to have the VPN client setup and have the Microsoft “RD Client” App installed and configured by NMS. To Connect: go to Settings>VPN>and turn it on If prompted enter your Windows password. Once connected you will see “VPN”at the top of your device. Open RD… Read More »

Spear Phishing

Instead of casting out thousands of e-mails randomly hoping a few victims will bite, spear phishers target select groups of people with something in common—they work at the same company, bank at the same financial institution, attend the same college, order merchandise from the same website, etc. The e-mails are ostensibly sent from organizations or… Read More »

Securing your digital life

These tips will help you to safeguard your digital accounts. 1) Never store passwords in these: your email, an Excel spreadsheet, a Word document, the Notes app on your phone, ANY cloud based password storage solution. The reasons are legion, but here are a few: these are far too easy to search, most lack encryption… Read More »

FileBrowser

To access company files on your iOS you will need to have the VPN client setup and have “FileBrowser”  installed and configured in advance. To connect: Go to Settings>VPN>and turn it on. If prompted enter your Windows password. Once connected you will see “VPN”at the top of your device. Open the FileBrowser app and click… Read More »

KeePass

Passwords should never be stored in clear text, Excel or in the cloud. These are easy targets for viruses and hackers. There is a open source program called KeePass that will store your passwords in an encrypted file on your Mac or PC. A pin or password is used to access your data. You can… Read More »