A default password is no password at all.
As the calendar turns to 2015, it is time to review one of the easiest steps someone can take to reduce security threats to their technology devices and applications: change your password. In the past, we discussed the use of “easy” passwords. In addition to setting complex passwords, users also need to realize that default […]
Podcasts? Don’t be afraid.
You know, if you are tired of listening to the same old radio stations, there are other options out there. You may want to venture out into of the world of “podcasts”; it can be done….and you can survive the adventure. Podcasts can best be described as episodic radio programs. A new-fangled word, that first […]
Two-Factor Authentication. What in the heck is that? And why should I use it?
In the past, we have posted several blogs related to password security. You can check out some of the past blogs here. Unfortunately, these days, even a secure password may not be enough to stop nefarious individuals. Whether it is a trojan that gets into your computer through malware and steals a password or somebody […]
Wipe Data From Your Old SmartPhone
So, here we are again. Christmas is right around the corner and retailers are advertising like crazy in hopes of getting their products on the top of your Christmas list. If you are like me, a new smartphone is at the top of your list. Ok, to be honest, Christmas came a little early for me […]
Set your clocks back. Check your Crypto protection!
Since we have reached the time of the year to shift our clocks by an hour, it is a great time to talk about some other housecleaning duties that you need to remember. Check the batteries in your smoke detectors and take a few moments to remember the security precautions needed to protect yourself against […]
October is known for Halloween, cooler temperatures, and the beginning of Fall where leaves start changing colors and fall from the trees. October is also well-known as National Breast Cancer Awareness month, but did you know it is also National CyberSecurity Awareness Month? National CyberSecurity Awareness Month has been observed in the US during the […]
Protect yourself during online purchases!
The christmas shopping season is rapidly approaching. And, with each passing year, online purchasing becomes more and more prevalent. With the ease of online shopping, people can become lax in their security practices. If you are in a crowded mall, you will be aware of your wallet or purse. People know to keep an eye […]
Will my credit card information ever be secure?
Christmas is just around the corner and cyber thieves are ready for the holiday shopping season. Most of us will be using credit and/or debit cards with the magnetic stripes to pay for our online and in store purchases. The credit card magnetic stripe was created over forty years ago and revolutionized the way we […]
I’m backing up. Right? What, exactly?
There have been several different events in recent weeks that have brought up recurring concerns with backing up data and just how backups may work. There are two reactions when considering data in a backup and they can be equally damaging: “I didn’t know that was being backed up” and “I thought that was being […]