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When you just want IT to work!

There are a lot of computer shops out there that you can call up to fix an issue or install a piece of equipment. They might be able to get you out of crisis mode, but they aren’t looking at the full picture.

At Marin Technologies, we understand business. We consult. We provide solutions to solve everyday challenges. We just happen to fix computers as well.

We believe (and have proven) that if you proactively manage technology, run maintenance religiously, and monitor a business network, everyday issues and downtime will be greatly reduced.

This is what makes us different than your typical tech support company. Sure, we can fix computer issues when you have them, but our specialty is preventing them in the first place.

Are you looking for a partner you can trust your IT with? Sign up for a FREE IT Assessment to get started today.

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What Our Clients Say

  • I don’t know if I can say enough about Marin Technologies.
    President, Concordia Finance, Inc. / Rancho Cucamonga

    I don’t know if I can say enough about Marin Technologies. I have known Steve Marin for 8 years. He was working for another company at the time but still made us feel like his only client. He even recommended a person to be our in house I.T. manager. The relationship continued as an additional source for our I.T. issues. When our I.T. manager left the company, Marin Technologies had been established. It was an easy decision to make the transition.

  • Marin Technologies treats me like I am their only and most special client.
    President, Accredited Tax, Inc. / Chino, CA

    The uniqueness I have experienced is one of being treated like I am their only and most special client. The response time and willingness to help and wide range of knowledge of technology is beyond my expectations of any firm.

  • Marin Tech provides excellent service with personal attention
    Engineering Manager, Yardney Water Filtration Systems, Inc. / Riverside, CA

    Marin Tech provides excellent service with personal attention, we always get the expert tech!

Latest Blogs

Tip of the Week: Never Pay to Print Business Cards Again

Software developers have started to create applications that make using business cards even easier. Here are some of the features of these apps and how you can use them to your advantage.

Drop
Drop is an app that serves two major purposes. It’s basically a virtual business card, but it also lets you take a quick snapshot of any new business card you’re given and save it automatically into a contact. Now you won’t have to worry about keeping the card safe and sound in your wallet.

It’s easy to see why Drop is such a great networking tool. Since you aren’t reliant on keeping the card on your person, you will have an easier time keeping track of it in your smartphone. However, you have to watch out for the app misreading the names or looking at the wrong address.

Overall, Drop is a solid solution, and it’s compatible with both Android and iOS devices. It even has a geolocation feature that can group your cards together based on the scanning location, or extract information from a business card you had already taken a photo of. Finally, you can create your own digital business cards, which is something that you could do even without having the app installed.

CamCard
CamCard is a solution that helps your business manage its business cards, as well as scan and collect information associated with them through a mobile app. Since it’s a cloud-based service, your scanned cards can be accessed on any connected device, be it a tablet, smartphone, or your web browser. You can also annotate scanned cards for any meetings or scheduled appointments that might be associated with them.

CamCard also has a business app that you can use to share business card information with your organization’s internal sales department. You can use this app to keep your organization up-to-date on information sharing. Information can be shared to either your entire organization or by department. Furthermore, integration with Google Contacts, Outlook Contacts, and Microsoft Excel can be achieved, and you can set up user access roles based on who you want to access this vital information.

How do you manage your business cards? Let us know in the comments.

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ALERT: Your Business’ Infrastructure May Be Susceptible to Meltdown/Spectre Vulnerability

An unknown blogger calling themselves Python Sweetness describes the issue as “an embargoed security bug impacting apparently all contemporary CPU architectures that implement virtual memory, requiring hardware changes to fully resolve.”

The bug found complicated the way that various programs interacted with the CPU. Ordinarily, your CPU will have two modes. Kernel offers a complete “carte blanche” access to the computer or user. This is supposed to be considered the safe mode for your CPU, but Python Sweetness has found that this bug lets programs run through user mode access kernel mode. What this ultimately allows for is the potential for malicious programs to access a user’s hardware--a scary thought indeed.

A fix has been developed that mitigates the issue to a small dip in system performance (approximately 2 percent), which is a much smaller price to pay compared to allowing hackers to influence your hardware itself. Originally, it was thought that the processes would be placed on the kernel mode, then shift back to the user mode as needed, but this process slowed down the system. A new Windows update has resolved the CPU problems, even though most professionals thought that a hardware change was the only way to solve it.

If you have a PC with Windows 10 and an antivirus that supports the patch, you should already have the fix implemented. You should make sure to confirm this by navigating to Settings > Update & Security. Once you’ve done so, make sure you also review your update history and find Security Update for Windows (KB4056892), or check with your antivirus provider to find out when it will be supported, the patch will not install until it sees that the antivirus has been updated to a version that the vendor verifies supports this patch.

Android device users should have had this issue mitigated by an update pushed on January 5, with other updates incoming to strengthen these protections. Phones that fall under the Google brand, including the Nexus and Pixel phones, should have received patches already, with other Android devices soon to be patched as well. You should check your phone to see, and if you haven’t received one, put pressure on your carrier on a visible forum.

Google Chrome should be updated on January 23, and the other browsers should soon follow, with additional mitigations. Until then, you should ask IT to activate Site Isolation to keep potentially malicious sites from harvesting your data from your other browser tabs.

Other devices (like NAS devices, smart appliances, networking equipment, media equipment, etc.) may also be at risk, as they are using cursory hardware. It’s really important for business owners to have their entire infrastructure reviewed and audited.

These types of problems are one of the best reasons to have a managed service provider as part of your IT management and maintenance infrastructure. Marin Technologies keeps a close eye on the latest in network security, including any new threats to your business’s data or patches that need to be implemented. We’ll do whatever it takes to keep your business’s technology as secure and up to date as possible.

Your business won’t have to worry about any aspect of IT maintenance, and we can even help your internal team with implementation projects or technology support aspects of running your organization. To learn more, reach out to us at (909) 287-3621 | (208)-316-4357.

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20-Year-Old Exploit Finds New Life as ROBOT

This can be seen in many considerably-sized Internet companies, including the likes of Facebook and PayPal, which recently tested positive for a vulnerability discovered in 1998 that enabled encrypted data to be decrypted.

When it was first discovered by researcher Daniel Bleichenbacher, this exploit was found in the secure sockets layer, or SSL, encryptions that protected (and still protect) many web platforms and websites. The algorithm that powers the RSA encryption has a flaw that permits a hacker to decrypt ciphertext without the key. The error messages that the encryption presents give hackers enough information to crack it.

As it would happen, instead of eliminating and reworking the flawed RSA algorithm, the SSL architects at the time simply created workarounds to limit the error messages.

This crypto-vulnerability, codenamed “Oracle,” provides “yes” and “no” answers to queries. This means that cybercriminals can phrase their queries specifically enough to ultimately retrieve enough information to form a detailed picture of the encrypted contents. This method is referred to as an adaptive chosen-ciphertext attack.

Recently, researchers have discovered that this vulnerability can be found on over a quarter of the 200 most-visited websites on the Internet, and on around 2.8% of the top million. Naturally, this includes Facebook and PayPal.

Researchers explained the oversight of what is now being called ROBOT, or Return Of Bleichenbacher’s Oracle Threat, as the result of too much focus being directed towards new threats, and the older ones being neglected as a result. As they said in a blog post:

“The surprising fact is that our research was very straightforward. We used minor variations of the original attack and were successful. This issue was hiding in plain sight. This means neither the vendors of the affected products nor security researchers have investigated this before, although it's a very classic and well-known attack.”

These researchers sent their findings to vulnerable sites before going public so that a patch could be created.

Having a comprehensive understanding of the threats that are poised to damage your business will greatly help you keep it secured. We can help. For more information, reach out to Marin Technologies today at (909) 287-3621 | (208)-316-4357.

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It’s just good business to hand out your business card to prospective clients, and it has been for a very long time. As far back as the Renaissance, special guests were announced with name cards that displayed who the guest was and what types of greetings were due. It wasn’t...

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Marin Technologies is proud to announce the launch of our new updated and imroved website at https://www.marintechit.com The goal of the new website is to make it easier for our existing clients to submit and manage support requests, and provide more information about our services for prospective clients.