Reboot Your Router to Stop Russian Malware

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Turn off your office or home router and then turn it back on. 

That’s what the F.B.I. recommends you do to prevent Russia-Linked malware from infecting your home or office internet router. By rebooting the device, it will temporarily disrupt the malware if it’s present.

According to a recent New York Times piece, the Russian malware will block web traffic, collect information that passes through your home and office router and will disable devices entirely. It was reported that Russia infected hundreds of thousands of internet routers.

The FBI recommends for small or home offices to:
– Reboot your router device
– Upgrade your device’s firmware
– Select a new secure password
– Disable any remote-management settings

According to the intelligence division for Cisco, an estimated 500,000 routers in at least 54 countries had been infected by the Russian malware. Affected devices from manufacturers included Linksys, MikroTik, Netgear and TP-Link.

The Justice Department has seized the web domain responsible for the malware’s “command-and-control infrastructure.”

Drink Margaritas In Your Wildest Tropical Getup!

Date: Friday, June 1 at 5:00 PM10:00 PM
Location: Lansing Center’s riverfront plaza, 333 E. Michigan Avenue, Lansing, MI 48933

Come enjoy Michigan’s first margarita festival offering up to 15 samples of signature margaritas from Lansing area bars and restaurants.

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Thank you for your support, Michigan’s first Margarita Festival on upcoming Friday is SOLD OUT! The five-hour event offers attendees up to 15 sample signature margaritas from local bars and restaurants as well as a full service bar with mixing drinks. Live entertainment will be provided by Don Middlebrook and Jammin’DJs. And, don’t forget to dress up in your wildest tropical getup for our costume contest and you will have a chance to win a prize.

If you missed getting tickets for this year’s event, we have a livestream broadcast of the festival will be provided by ACD, Advanced Communication & Data.

We will feature:
– Kevin Schoen, CEO of ACD
– Scott Keith, CEO of Lansing Entertainment & Public Facilities Authority

ACD will broadcast live on Facebook during Margarita Festival this Friday at 06:00pm! Like our facebook page, and TUNE IN!

Facebook’s Boosting Your Business

Date: April 24th 9:30 AM Doors Open 

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Location: Chisholm Hills Golf & Banquet Center 2395 Washington Rd Lansing, Michigan

– Facebook’s Boost Your Business events provide businesses with the most up-to-date tools, insights, and best practices for achieving success on Facebook & Instagram.

– Learn directly from Facebook experts, local organizations, and other businesses in the area. You will walk away with the resources you need to grow your business!

– Free event for businesses! After completing registration you will be emailed your ticket, Act fast before spots fill up.

Click Below To Register:

https://boostlansing2018.splashthat.com/?toid=5991659&p=2ffe4bd39ad6c9e9f2a7b762c4e9e2bc5797315d81d6ff49a2586d399fcd9ba752fa0761

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Our CEO Kevin Schoen will be broadcasting live from this event at 11AM.

 

 

Broadband Speeds Toward Rural Michigan

Screen Shot 2018-03-26 at 1.24.07 PM.png“We are so glad the State of Michigan is joining ACD to help bring broadband to rural Michigan,” said Kevin Schoen of ACD.

Governor Snyder signed an executive order to improve access to broadband connection in Michigan. The new Michigan law paves the way for improved and strengthened rural Michigan broadband access.

“Ensuring all Michiganders have access to secure, reliable and affordable broadband services is an important step in our work to maximize Michigan’s momentum long into the future,” Snyder said. “Connectivity is a critical component for economic development, academic growth and stronger communities—particularly rural communities.”

The Governor established the Michigan Consortium for Advanced Networks to identify gaps in broadband service coverage and capacity. They will also look at current efforts that address connectivity issues, and key strategies that will lead to enhanced connectivity throughout Michigan.

“I am thrilled that the state of Michigan has realized the importance of strong broadband in rural communities” said ACD’s Kevin Schoen. “This effort will help to launch Michigan into a new era of connectivity, and ACD will be there every step of the way.”