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Tech Tip: How to Foil ‘Ransomware’

The last CryptoLocker virus forced many business owners to lose data or pay up, since there was no other way to decrypt the files.

Business Ins & Outs

REHABBED: ARC THE.HOTEL The boutique hotel branded as ARC THE. HOTEL at 824 New Hampshire Ave. NW, just a short distance from the Kennedy Center,...

Achtung, Baby: Ich Bin the Berliner

  The Berliner — the new German restaurant at 34th and Water (K) Streets NW at the Georgetown waterfront — had me at pretzels and...

Tech Tip: If This Type of Alert Pops Up, Don’t Click!

This is a common scareware tactic used by hackers to get you to click and download a virus. Legitimate companies would never deliver that type of pop-up to you.

Tech Tip: Use Strong Passwords

Hacking software can guess a five-character password in under three hours. If you only use lowercase letters, it’s 11.9 seconds.

Mayor’s Agent Approves Partial Demolition of Heating Plant

The decision removes an obstacle to the developer’s controversial plan to build a high-end condominium building designed by architect David Adjaye overlooking a park designed by landscape architect Laurie Olin.

Shutdown Specials in Georgetown

The Georgetown Business Improvement District is promoting a slew of deals as part of its campaign to tell diners, shoppers and visitors that #georgetownisopen during the partial federal shutdown.

M St. Right-on-Red May Be Banned

A resolution to support a District proposal to ban drivers from making a right turn onto M Street at the red light at northbound 29th Street was turned down by ANC 2E.

Tech Tip: Working from Home? Don’t! Until You Read This …

Unless your personal device is covered under a managed services plan, you could accidentally introduce a virus into your company’s network.

Clyde’s CEO John Laytham Dies at 74

Laytham, who passed away at Washington Hospital Center on Jan. 3, had been ailing for some time with a long-standing heart condition.