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  Many people agree that passwords are a major pain. Many people also agree that passwords are a necessary part of day-to-day business and life. After all, passwords are the first line of defense when protecting our information both at home and at work. READ MORE >>

  Have you written passwords down on something and then put that something where you can always find it at your desk?  Is it stuck under your keyboard?  Is it in an unlocked desk drawer?  Or simply stuck to your monitor? READ MORE >>

In the midst of a busy workday, you receive a phone call from an outside number. The caller identifies themselves as a member of tech support calling about your computer. They may request your password, ask you to download a file, or request remote connection to your system. READ MORE >>

  Email is commonplace in the business world, with over 108 billion emails sent and received per day. The fact that emails are circulating in big numbers makes them a good target for scammers. We all need to be careful when opening emails. Consider this scenario that was recently brought to my attention: READ MORE >>

A quickly spreading ransomware attack that affected more than 200,000 computers globally seems to have slowed its spread, although most security experts expect a quick resurgence in a new form. Businesses and computer users around the world were confronted with a message on their screen st... READ MORE >>

Public Wi-Fi helps us stay connected no matter where we go. It’s convenient to use at a coffee shop, a neighborhood restaurant or the airport, but how safe is it? Unfortunately, cyber criminals can log in to the same free network that you do and attempt to gain access to your devices and personal information. READ MORE >>

  In the digital world, our technology is an extension of ourselves. Our personalities, friendships and much more are on the internet and in the cloud, especially for small businesses. In many cases, the small business owner blurs the lines between personal and professional, using social media to reach potential clients as well as existing customers. READ MORE >>

 Public Wi-Fi spots are everywhere these days. They’re convenient, especially when you’re on the go, but they could also leave your information vulnerable. Here are some tips to stay safer if you use public Wi-Fi. Avoid accessing confidential information READ MORE >>

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