Password Best Practices

May 3, 2018 |

Earlier this year we posted How Not To Create a Password. Today we will discuss password best practices. It’s simple. Make sure that your passwords are strong and unique. Don’t use your birth date, phone number, social security number, family members name or your pet’s name – these can be easily guessed by a cyber-crook…

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3 ways hackers use your employees

March 3, 2018 |

Cyber criminals don’t just slip into your network with the help of some serious hacking skills. In fact, there’s a much simpler way to do that… through your employees.

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How not to create a password

January 3, 2018 |

There is a ton of information out there about how to create that perfect password. As long as you follow the rules, your password should be strong and un-crackable. Or at the very least, your password should be strong enough to outlast a few rounds of brute force attacks – giving you enough time to…

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6 tips to work better from home

December 11, 2017 |

In recent years there has been a tremendous increase in home-based workers, among the self-employed as well as telecommuting employees who work for traditional businesses. Whether you work for yourself or an established employer, you are likely to face obstacles in adapting to working in a home-based environment. Here are a few tips that might…

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Can your data outlive a kidnapping?

December 4, 2017 |

How would you feel if someone hijacked everything on your computer and held it for ransom? Would you be unaffected?  Everything is backed up.  I’m good.  Or maybe you have nothing of merit on your computer, so it really makes no difference to you either way.  Eh, I don’t need anything on my computer.  Go…

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5 useful tips for the Excel beginner

November 27, 2017 |

Excel has this uncanny ability to look like an all-consuming black hole – feared by many and avoided by even more.  But this doesn’t necessarily have to be the case.  In fact, the more you embrace Excel and learn how to maneuver through spreadsheets, workbooks, and table-by-table calculations, the more you can save time and…

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6 Steps to keeping yourself safe online

November 20, 2017 |

We all use the internet, and nothing is going to change that. But can we all use it safely? Avoiding sketchy websites used to be the key to protecting yourself online, and for the most part, it was rather easy to do. But now, avoiding malicious websites is only part of the gig. You can…

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