Beware of Microsoft Scams!

Earlier today I received a phone call from a person claiming to be a Microsoft employee.  Unfortunately for them, they dialled the cell phone number of an IT technician.  I started by asking about who they were and why they were calling (I already knew) but I was trying to get my co-worker's attention to record the video below. A few points that people need to be aware of... 1.  Microsoft cannot see your license info, or whether you are infected The caller claims that he is callin...
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US Government Urges the Removal of Apple QuickTime for Windows

US Government Urges the Removal of Apple QuickTime for Windows
If you run ANY version of Microsoft Windows, and have Apple QuickTime installed, you need to uninstall it immediately. The US-CERT or United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team , recommends the removal of QuickTime for Windows . Also, Apple announced that they are no longer going to support the product in any way, including issuing major or minor security updates. On the heels of this announcement, the Zero Day Initiative released a pair of advisories, outlining two new critical vulnerabili...
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Reality Bytes ranked #73 in the world by MSPMentor 501

Reality Bytes ranked #73 in the world by MSPMentor 501
​It's not that often that being 73rd is something to be really proud of, but we just received word from the folks at MSPmentor that Reality Bytes is in the TOP 100 Managed IT Services companies world wide!! Reality Bytes Incorporated is a Managed IT Services or MSP - Managed Services Provider, serving primarily South Central Alberta. Managed Technology & Computer Services Starting in early 2008 our team began to focus heavily on IT management for small to medium businesses, converting a larg...
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Do you use Symantec or Norton Antivirus products? If so, you should read this ASAP.

Do you use Symantec or Norton Antivirus products?  If so, you should read this ASAP.
48 hours ago, a critical security vulnerability was located in Symantec's product suite. This flaw allows for an attacker to gain complete control of their target system. The biggest worry? This can be exploited on ALL PLATFORMS. Mac, Windows, and Linux are all exposed by this issue, and for Windows users, it only gets worse – attackers exploiting this will gain access to the system's Kernel. How is this possible? For those unaware of what the Kernel is – it is essentially the brain of your oper...
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MASSIVE data breach for Hotmail, Yahoo Mail, Gmail and others

MASSIVE data breach for Hotmail, Yahoo Mail, Gmail and others
If you use any of the above services, change your password RIGHT NOW! ​Multiple sources are confirming a massive data breach of over 272 Million passwords have been compromised.  AND, better yet, according to sources at Reuters , and Hold Security  the password lists are readily available for sale right now on the darkweb for less than a $1 To be clear, this could mean one of many things happened... 1 - People may have used the same password on multiple sites and a DIFFERENT site ...
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Guess What? LINUX command line is coming to Windows 10

The Linux BASH command line is coming to Windows.  Full integration, NOT a virtual machine!  It is using the EXACT bit for bit copy of Ubuntu Linux. Microsoft is reaching out to Linux developers in a way that the company never has before. "The Bash shell is coming to Windows. Yes, the real Bash is coming to Windows," said Microsoft's Kevin Gallo on stage at today's Build 2016 keynote. The announcement received an uproarious applause from the crowd. The new functionality will be enabled...
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New Website Launch for The Pope Lease Pines

New Website Launch for The Pope Lease Pines
Our first client on the new BYTEsites.ca packages was Kent & Janice Walker.  We were very intrigued by this unique camping and B&B venue that the Walker's have owned and managed for over 12 years. History of the Pope Lease  In 1900 a grazing lease of 37,200 acres was obtained by Senator Rufus Pope of Cookshire, Quebec from the Dominion of Canada. He paid 3¢ per acre for his lease which he called The Westview Ranch. However the Government of Alberta broke the lease when the gove...
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New Website Launch for Centre Street Insurance

New Website Launch for Centre Street Insurance
When Landon & Braden Bosch, new owners at Centre Street Insurance were looking for a new website to be developed, we were very excited to be involved. Landon & Braden had some very specific requests, as they had done their homework.  They had a very good understanding of internet browsing trends, device compatibility, and the importance of marketing call to action requests.  We were very happy to work with them to build a website that fit all of their exact needs and desires. I...
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Internet Outages

​Monday was a crazy day for many of the various internet providers in the area.  A fiber optic line was damaged near Strathmore, Alberta that carried the data connection for many different providers.  The outage caused several thousands of homes and businesses to be offline from 12:20pm MST to approx 9:30pm MST. Fiber Optic teams from around the area rushed to complete a repair / replacement of the damaged line that is the lifeblood of many businesses.  A huge thank you goes out t...
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Reality Bytes: Our Year(s) in Review, online!

This is just a very quick post/compilation of what our customers have been saying about us on the web.

If you're one of them, thank you very much!

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