Stay on top of the latest scams and tech tips, as well as what we are up to at Links Technology.
2022 IAPD/IPRA Soaring to New Heights Conference
The Links Team attended this year's park district conference representing both Links Technology and their app, CentralParks.
Fake Job Postings!
Cybercriminals are creating fake job posts looking like they are coming from real companies.
Cybercriminals are sending out Winter Olympic-themed social posts, phishing emails, and messages.
Shipping Phishing Emails
Since the supply chain has had shipping delays cybercriminals have created missed or delayed shipment phishing emails.
Google Voice Authentication Scams
Cybercriminals are using phone numbers they find online to link to their Google Voice account and to get access to other Google accounts.
Fake CBD Scam
Since CBD products have become even more popular during the pandemic, they have been used as the main topic in many phishing emails.
Latest Netflix Scam
Cybercriminals are using Netflix in their latest scam targeting current and potential customers.
Fake Customer Complaint Emails on the Rise
During the latest phishing email, cybercriminals are creating fake customer complaints urging you to act fast and fix what is wrong now.
Early Holiday Sale Scams
Cybercriminals use Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales as topics in their phishing emails.
Are You Cyber Smart?
Curious to see if you are cyber smart? See how many of these boxes you can check yes to.
Watch out for Microsoft Windows 11 Upgrade Scams
Microsoft is rolling out their Windows 11 upgrade in the next couple of weeks. Cybercriminals are using this topic in their latest phishing scams.
Hidden Google Drive Scam
Cybercriminals have learned to get around filters that flag suspicious-looking emails by using common platforms that not all filters will flag.
2021 SBA Golf Classic & Ladies Golf Outing
Schaumburg Business Association's Golf Classic & Ladies Golf Outing was a blast!
Links is Awarded MSP of the Year Award!
Links Technology was recognized in CPI North American MSP Innovation Awards 2021 as an extraordinary example of success in the US managed services market.
Forbes 2021 America's Best Recruiting Firms!
We are pleased to announce that Links Technology has been recognized as one of Forbes 2021 America's Best Professional Recruiting Firms!
Delivery Smishing Scam
Heads up all Android users! One of the latest scams going around is targeting Android users with a Smishing Scam.
LinkedIn File Sharing Scam
Using social media platforms and their connections is one of the easiest ways for cybercriminals to trick people ... LinkedIn is the latest victim.
The latest scam going around is a text message with a malicious link in it, better known as a smishing attack.
Latest Scams to Look Out for
Watch out for coronavirus, holiday shipping, "Is this a video of you?", and Capitol and Parler scams!
Latest Scam: Video Conferencing
Adjusting how we work during the Pandemic has been the challenge of 2020.
Giving Back During the Thanksgiving Holiday!
Each year Links employees donate to Poplar Creek Church's Thanksgiving Food Drive for Ontarioville Elementary School.
Latest Scam: Enabling Macros
Enabling macros is one of the most common ways bad guys can get you to install their malware on your computer.
2020 SBA Golf Classic Winners!
On Monday, September 28, The Schaumburg Business Association (SBA) had their first in-person Signature Event since the COVID Pandemic started.
Links is Awarded the Community Service Award!
Links Technology was awarded the 2019 Illinois Parks and Recreation Association and Illinois Association of Park Districts Community Service Award.
Why Use Colocation?
It can be a big task to house your network and server operations at your company. This is why more companies are switching to offsite locations.
Some Retailer Surveys are too Good to be True!
Retail surveys are sent out to customers so the retailer can learn more about what customers want and how they can improve.
Zoom Installer Phishing Emails
Video chats are becoming essential to network with others, hold meetings for work, and to connect with loved ones and friends.
Reverified as a Veteran-Owned Small Business
Once again, with great honor, we are proud to announce that Links Technology has been reverified as a Veteran-Owned Small Business for the next three years.
Tricked Into Becoming Money Mules
During these scary and unprecedented times, many people have found themselves unemployed.
Streaming Service Phishing Attacks Are Becoming Even More Popular
Netflix, Disney+, Spotify, and many more are being used in phishing scams!
Coronavirus Phishing Emails
Evil email attacks are still circulating while this Coronavirus pandemic is taking place. Many hackers are using an email claiming “You Are Infected.”
Microsoft has Extended Their Support Deadline
Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, Microsoft has pushed back deadlines for two versions of Windows 10.
You Are Important To Us!
Your support requests and concerns are very important to us. Our staff is working around the clock to give our customers top-notch support.
Central Parks 2020 Conferences!
After 5 years, we have just recently been promoting and exhibiting at park district trade shows solely focusing on our Central Parks brand/app platform.
7 Dangers of Public WiFi That Could Put Your Business At Risk
Working remotely may be a part of your job, but you should be mindful of the following risks using public Wi-Fi and how to avoid them.
Links Celebrates 20 Years & the Holidays!
On Saturday, December 7th Links Technology celebrated its 20th anniversary with a gala party at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel.
Why You Should Plan Your Disaster Recovery Plan Ahead of Time
We live in a digital-centric world, where technology Be prepared for a disaster so you never have one!
Jim's Foursome Takes Home The Cup!
The Links Technology Cup was yet another success on August 14th with around 150 golfers playing 18 holes and taking part in different contests on each hole.
Illinois Passes Amendments to Data Breach Notification Law
This law will require companies to notify the attorney general in the event of certain data breaches.
What To Do With Negative Facebook Comments
It can be really frustrating when people leave negative comments on your Business Facebook Page. A common name for these people is "Facebook Trolls."
2019 Volunteer Week!
This year our employees collected food items for our Food Donation Drive for Volunteers of America.
Tips on How to Help You Protect Your Data
National Data Privacy Day is on January 28th! Check out some of our quick tips on how you can protect your data.
Tips You Need To Know To Protect Your Data
Be wary of phishing, use strong passwords, consider multi-factor authentication, don't over-share on social media, and don't forget to update your software.
How To Avoid Tech Support Phone Scams
Have you been getting a lot of unsolicited phone calls? Do you know which ones are phone scams?
25 Passwords You Shouldn't Use
If you use any of these passwords it would be smart to change them and use the tips in our last blog.
How to Determine if an Email is a Phishing Email
Hackers are becoming smarter than ever. How are you supposed to determine if they are tricking you with a phishing email or not?
How to Make a Strong Password
The key to making a strong password is to make one that you remember easily but is still a difficult password where others can't guess it.
Tech Guy Terms Easily Explained
Sometimes web nerds use intense jargon when talking to clients. Here is Web Designer/Developer terminology explained!
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Visit
In July, Links COO, Jim Burke, went to visit new client, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in Tarrytown, NY.
2018's National Non-Profit Day Project
This year we decided to give a helping hand to a local non-profit, Wings Program Inc., as our National Non-Profit Day Project!
National Hire a Veteran Day!
Besides the obvious sacrifices they have made for our country, the primary reason to hire veterans is they come with a critical skill set—discipline.
Comcast Outages in Schaumburg & Across the Country!
Comcast users, we are getting word of widespread Comcast outages across the country causing internet latency and total outages.
Know Your Options for Protecting Your Data
Some concerning news has surfaced about Facebook allowing your private information to be used by third-party violators.
Links is a Hit at the Illinois Parks & Rec Conference
Links Technology was proud to be a part of the 2018 IAPD/ IPRA Soaring to New Heights Conference on January 18 and 19 in Chicago!
Snopes Needs Their Community's Help
The ongoing legal dispute between Snopes and Proper Media is now causing some major financial issues.
Text Message Scams
You know all those recent email scams? Well, now hackers are targeting your smartphone with a text invitation that appears to be a shopping scam.
10th Annual Links Technology Cup
The 10th Annual Links Technology Cup golf outing is right around the corner! On August 9th, teams of four will compete for the Links Cup.
Petya Ransomware Cyberattack
Yesterday there were multiple reports of yet another massive ransomware cyber-attack affecting several European countries.
Veteran-Owned Small Business Verified
With great honor, we announce that Links Technology has been verified by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs CVE as a Veteran-Owned Small Business.
IT Security Presentation at SBA Leadership Luncheon
Links Technology demonstrated how easily a phone could be hacked at the SBA Leadership Luncheon with an interactive game show themed thriller.
It's Baaack, the Form W-2 Email Scam
Remember the W-2 scam trying to trick payroll and human resource officials into disclosing employee names, social security numbers, and income information?
5 Reasons You Need to Use an External Recruiter
If you have never used an external recruiter, you might be wondering why external IT staffing firms are the go-to solution for many fortune-500 companies.
9th Links Technology Cup Successful again!
The Links Technology Cup went to a dramatic sudden-death playoff in its 9th year while raising funds for the Schaumburg Park Foundation on August 10th.
Payroll & Employee Email Scam
We recently became aware of a new wave of email scams that are extremely dangerous and more invasive than ever.
Combatting Childhood Obesity through Technology
In partnership with Alexian Brothers (AMITA) and made possible by a grant from Verizon, Links Technology recently developed a fitness app called Fit Pals.
Sharing our favorite ways to spread joy
The Links Family thanks you for your partnership and wishes you and your family a joyous holiday season as we look forward to another great year in 2016!
Welcome Back to Windows 10
The new Windows 10 Operating System was released on July 29th to replace Windows 8.1, aiming to bring back classic Windows while continuing to innovate.
Alexian Fit Pals App Helps Curb Childhood Obesity
Fresh off the heels of a 2nd place finish in the The Fittest Loser competition, the Links Technology team is making a splash in the fitness arena again.
Google Doesn’t Like Your Old Website
On April 21st Google will begin rolling out its Mobile Friendly search algorithm update.
World Backup Day 3-31-15
March 31st is “World Backup Day”, and is a great time to ensure you backup your important documents, photos and music.
The Links Dream Team featured in Daily Herald
The Daily Herald's Fittest Loser At Work Challenge kicks off.
Links Parties with the Park Districts at the IAPD/IPRA Annual Conference
Our technology experts met countless parks and recreation professionals at the IAPD/IPRA Soaring to New Heights conference in Chicago from January 22–24.
Links Wins STC Awards for PowerShark EQR Training Videos and User Guide
Our PowerShark EQR user guide and training videos have been recognized in the Chicago Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication competition.
Links Technology Builds New Wheeling Park District Website
We recently launched Wheeling Park District’s redesigned website, advancing their web presence and adding dynamic capabilities for both visitors and staff.
The Links Technology Cup is a Hole-in-One for The Schaumburg Park Foundation
In its 7th year, the Links Technology Cup successfully raised funds for the Schaumburg Park Foundation while providing a spirited golf tournament.
Links Launches PGA Magazine App for iPhone & Android
PGA Professionals looking for the latest news in professional golf need look no further than the newly launched PGA Magazine app for iPhone and Android.
Health Environment Art Services Launches Artistic New Website
Health Environment Art Services, a national healthcare art services firm, has a new redesigned website from Links Technology.
Divine Signs Goes Mobile
The top signage maker in Schaumburg—Divine Signs—has a new responsive website that takes their online presence to a new level for phone and tablet users!
New Website for the Marriott Theatre Takes Center Stage
Marriott Theatre's website was recently re-launchedwith a ground-up redevelopment and clean modern design on a cutting-edge content management system.
Preferred Partner Status in Dell PartnerDirect Channel Program
Links Technology Solutions has become a Preferred Partner in Dell’s PartnerDirect program, earning required certifications.
Your Windows XP Computer is at Risk of Attack!
Millions of computer will be at risk on April 8, 2014 when Microsoft discontinues support and security updates for Windows XP.
Windows XP Support Ends April 8, 2014
Security updates from Microsoft for Windows XP will end on April 8, 2014—a winning lottery ticket for a hacker!