Tech Tip: New Quarter, New Passwords

September 28, 2020

Your IT department or provider can help you develop strong password policies. Changing passwords and maintaining separate passwords is a lot of work, but the cybersociety we live in demands it.

Tech Tip: Do You Allow Guests to Access Your WiFi Network?

September 21, 2020

If you give out your employees’ password, you’re practically opening the door for anyone to come in and steal private information — even your customers’ credit card data.

Tech Tip: Is This Request Really From the Boss?

August 31, 2020

A common scam going around requires everyone to be on their toes. Here’s the situation …

Tech Tip: The Long-Forgotten Piece of Security for Road Warriors

August 10, 2020

Do you connect to the office network or VPN (Virtual Private Network) to get some work done in the evenings, on the weekends or when on the road? For many, the answer is yes. 

Tech Tip: Your Copier Is Spying on You

August 3, 2020

These are the only devices on the network on which the default password is, commonly, never changed. After all, who would want to get in and copy your settings?

Tech Tip: Don’t Send Your Private Information to Anyone!

July 20, 2020

A secretary gets a message that appears to come from her manager, including having what looks like his actual email address when she looks at it in Outlook …

Tech Tip: Physical Security Matters

July 13, 2020

If someone dressed up in a utility provider’s uniform, would you let them in? That’s the time to be gracefully suspicious, as they say in the South.

Tech Tip: Why Do I Need a $900 Firewall, and Have to Pay a Subscription Fee?

July 6, 2020

A firewall looks at all internet traffic attempting to pass through to make sure it’s legitimate, that it’s not a virus and that it was requested from an in-network device; a router does not.

Tech Tip: Lie, Lie, Lie!

June 29, 2020

People list password challenge and identity verification information publicly (or at least freely) on their Instagram, Twitter and Facebook pages and feeds without giving it a second thought.

Tech Tip: Change Your Name — And I Don’t Mean the Last One

June 8, 2020

With the first part of your email addresses easy to figure out, hackers and cybercriminals can get access to other online services and data — or even spoof your email address to others.