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