Do you reuse passwords? If so, it's just a matter of time before the bad guys break into your network, your laptop, your bank account, and your business. Since computers were invented, we have had to balance use-ability with security. And business owners have always hated passwords. I can't tell you how many times I've been told that I should make a password easy to remember.
Diversification is the key to success for many things in life. In addition to having a diversified investment plan, diversification should also play a central role when it comes to devising a backup plan for the data on your computer systems. The digital world we live in today makes many consumers and companies targets if they are not careful with their information. According to a Verizon 2015 Data Breach Investigations Report, there were 642 security mishaps in the financial services industry in 2014. Among the 642 cases, 242 were confirmed data losses. This report doesn’t
Although this is not necessarily about a computer virus, they are some good tips to stay well. This may have been written while on cold medicine and I apologize for any typos.
- Clean Your Keyboard and Mouse with an Approved Electronics Cleaning Cloth or Solution
- Don't Eat around Your Computer
In this day in age, most passwords that were used in the early 2000’s are common knowledge now, and have a specific complex and secured password can mean the difference between having your information exposed or secured. Here are a few tips when considering a secured password. 1. Do not use password repetitively, have specific password for each account. 2. Do use a mix of letter, numbers, symbols and/or characters to make it harder for someone to guess your password. 3. Do not use common words or phrases as these are easy to guess; instead, if you do like common words, add a number to the beginning or end of it, or use characters such as “$” instead of “S” and “@” instead of “A” 4. Do use extra layers of security such as 2-Step Verification to ensure the security and current status of your password. These are just a few tips, using a password manager such as LastPass will not only securely store your credentials, sites, and notes the software will also generate very complex and secure passwords for you.
There are only so many ways to break into a bank. You can march through the door. You can climb through a window. You can tunnel through the floor. There is the service entrance, the employee entrance, and access on the roof. Criminals who want to rob a bank will probably use an open route – such as a side door. It’s easier than breaking down a wall. Email is a door into your network. Data passes through it every day. If criminals want to break in, some will throw on a disguise and try to sneak by. By pretending
Everyone needs a Strong Pass Phrase The most basic level of good security is a good password. But the various hacking tools and robots make cracking basic passwords too easy. You should create pass phrases (more than one word) that are strong. A strong pass phrase contains at least three of the following: Uppercase letters (e.g., A, B, C)
- Set a pin or passcode.
5 Simple Ways to Stay Secure Online - Keep you, your devices and online accounts secure. 1. Hook up to a network that you know. Free Wi-Fi is tempting, but be sure that you consider who is providing the connection. Public connections at the local coffee shop are usually unsecured and leave your machine open to outsiders. While these networks provide a convenience, there are risks to be aware of. 2. Bank and shop with caution. Shopping from familiar websites is a good place to start. Stick with the reputable sites that are tried and true – like Amazon or eBay. Also,
Why should you worry about clearing your cache?
1. It frees up space on your computer. After a while the cache fills up and needs to be cleared so your web browser will function most efficiently.
2. It will protect your privacy. This is especially ture when several people use the same computer.
Snap is the easiest way I know to compare two documents—or to write up something while also looking at a web browser. The shortcut for Snap makes it even snappier. Go ahead and try this now.