Phishing and vishing and smishing, Oh My!

Phishing refers to any website, online service, phone call or text message that poses as a company or brand that you recognize. Any contact like this is designed to convince you to hand over valuable personal details or your money, or download something that infects your computer. The three terms are all plays on the […]

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MSP’s are one of your best business investments

Managed Service Providers (MSPs) can be a cost-effective IT solution for small and medium sized businesses. For a minimal monthly fee, MSPs provide options for your technology and can become part of your team. Business owners would much rather that their entire staff, including the “computer guy”, focus on making money .  Someone still needs to handle […]

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Explore & Relax in Scenic Pender County

Visiting Pender County offers a wide variety of scenic attractions and things to do and see: you can soak up the sun on a sandy beach, paddle down a scenic river or travel back in time while visiting a historic battlefield or plantation. It’s all here. Pender’s friendly communities and great outdoors offers a wide range […]

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Celebrating the Coastal Life in N.C.

The S.E. Coast of North Carolina offers visitors alike a large variety of beauty, excitement and recreation. From Topsail Beach in Pender County to the boardwalk and sand dunes at Carolina Beach and Oak Island beach life, including the flavors, sounds and relaxing pace of life draws large crowds every year. The historic forts, museum […]

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Preventing Carpel Tunnel Injuries

There are several ailments that can come from using your keyboard incorrectly-from short-term issues like sore wrists to long-term problems like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. These ailments can take years to develop and can be difficult or even impossible to reverse. That’s why it’s so important – even if you’re not currently feeling pain-to position and […]

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North Korea proven to be Cyber Terrorists

The National Security Agency has linked Kim Jong Un’s government in North Korea to a computer virus that affected more than 300,000 people in about 150 countries last month.  The NSA has linked the North Korean government to the creation of the WannaCry computer worm that affected more than 300,000 people in some 150 countries […]

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New additions to the Hooks Systems family

Hooks Systems is excited to announce the newest addition to our growing staff, Tracey Glancey. Tracey comes to us by way of Sanford, NC, where she worked in several areas of accounting and management after working with special needs kids at Kidspeace in Pennsylvania. Tracey is also a certified paralegal. Tracey is the proud grandma to […]

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Hybrid Cloud networks make sense for many businesses

Public and private clouds appear to be the wave of the future, and combining the two could give your business a real competitive advantage. While the cloud has clearly proven itself hugely beneficial to all businesses – providing flexible and powerful computing and storage on demand – security and reliability remain significant concerns. This is where a […]

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Why Do I Need a Local I.T. Support Team?

Technology is critical for any business interested in increasing profits. Businesses rely heavily on technology to automate their core functions. While technology can be incredibly valuable when it’s working properly, it can also cause major headaches when it isn’t. Business owners are being forced to deal with the technology aspects of their business, distracting them from […]

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Global Ransomeware Attack stopped by Hero with a $10.69 Purchase

On Friday the world was struck by an unprecedented ransomware cyberattack infecting over 230,000 computer systems across 150 countries (and counting). The “accidental hero” who halted the global spread of an unprecedented ransomware attack simply registered (for $10.69) a garbled domain name he discovered hidden in the malware. The global attack was brought to a sudden […]

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