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Are you secure online?

Post contributed by Rich Mullikin, a technology professional who has worked with leading IT security, networking, and wireless companies for the past 14 years.

Threats to wireless security are rampant, from software programs designed to exploit weaknesses in security protocols to the average next door neighbor looking for a “free ride.”  There are even apps that allow intruders to snoop on your activity while you surf the Internet on an unprotected network, granting access to your passwords and user names. How often do you see your Facebook friends posting spam on everyone’s walls?!

We’ve said it a million times, and we’ll continue to say it: protect your home wireless network with a strong password!  I must admit that I failed to do that very thing for a couple of years after moving from California to Texas. I was protected in CA, but while setting up my wireless network at my new home in TX, I was in a hurry and opted not to set up a password to protect the network, assuming I’d do it later. Later was over two years, and then finally, after feeling guilty for that long that I wasn’t practicing what I preached, I remedied the situation.

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Cisco’s Scott Kabat talks Routers

Director of Marketing for Cisco Consumer Products, Scott Kabat, discusses some of our home router options on the market today:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSD1hj3S86Y

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Get Cash Back When You Upgrade Your Network

Receive as much as $999 in rebates when you trade in your used networking products

Are you considering upgrading your network? If so, you’re among a growing majority. According to the Jan 2011 CDW IT Monitor, 49 percent of U.S. small businesses expect to install new hardware in the next six months.

Perhaps you want to add wireless services to your network with a high-performance switch or you need to bolster network defenses with a security appliance. Whatever your small business’s networking needs, now is the ideal time to meet them. The Cisco Rebate Program lets you trade in your used networking products and get as much as $999 in cash-back rebates when you purchase new Cisco gear. You also have the opportunity to receive three years of Smart Foundation services for the price of one on select Cisco products.

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Supercharged Home Networking

Meet our newest family member – the Linksys E4200 Maximum Performance Dual-Band Wireless-N Router. Designed for optimum home theater performance, the E4200 works seamlessly with the latest entertainment devices, like Internet TVs, iPads, and smart phones, featuring speeds of up to 450 Mbps for smooth video streaming and uninterrupted gaming.

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Congratulations to the WINNERS of the #CiscoCESTweetup

On Wednesday, January 5, 2010 from 7-8:30PM PST, Cisco hosted a Tweetup for bloggers in-person at the Venetian in Las Vegas, as well as online at Twitter.com.

We wanted to give people the opportunity to learn about Cisco’s consumer products (Flip, Valet, Linksys, Cisco ūmi, EoS, and Videoscape). We asked people to tweet and retweet for the chance to win over $2000 in Cisco prizes for themselves!  We had a groundbreaking 3000 tweets in less than 2 hours!

We are excited to announce the winners of the #CiscoCESTweetup. We will be contacting you early next week to send you your prizes!

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