Tech Tip: A Warning If You Handle, Process or Store Client Credit Cards

March 1, 2021

Are you subject to Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards if you take credit card payments over the phone? Absolutely!

Tech Tip: Your Firewall Is Useless, Unless …

February 22, 2021

A firewall is a device that acts like a security cop, watching over your computer network to detect unauthorized access and activity.

Tech Tip: Don’t Just Close Your Browser

February 15, 2021

If you simply close your browser, some of the session information that a hacker can use to gain entry is still running in the background.

Tech Tip: Make This Password Unlike All the Rest

February 8, 2021

You know you’re guilty of it: using the same password for everything. And yes, it’s annoying to try and remember all those passwords. But read on.

Tech Tip: Set Up Bank Alerts Now!

February 1, 2021

Many banks will send you an email alert whenever money is withdrawn from your account via check, debit card or transfer.

Tech Tip: Work Computers and Devices Are Only for One Thing …

January 25, 2021

If you’re using a company device to access a compromised account, you’re opening up a door to a hacker — who can then get into your company’s network via your email or PC.

Tech Tip: Don’t Use Public WiFi Until You Read This …

January 18, 2021

Whether it’s at the coffee shop, hotel or airport, the temptation to check email and surf the web is just too strong to resist.

Tech Tip: What to Do Before You Go to Starbucks

January 4, 2021

Make sure your IT department or provider is encrypting and backing up your data and has installed remote monitoring software on all mobile devices.

Tech Tip: Remove That Unwanted Freeware

December 28, 2020

PC manufacturers LOVE to stuff your brand-new PC full of “free” applications. You’ve got a slim chance of getting one without a side of spamware.

Tech Tip: If You Installed It, You Must Update It — Right Away!

December 21, 2020

As soon as a known vulnerability is announced, hackers get to work to figure out how to use the vulnerability to access those users who are lazy about installing updates.