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I'm sure nobody has to tell you this, but
keeping your company's data secure is important. This is why I am taking
a moment to outline a few ways you can keep things tightened up around
the office without worrying too much about employee turnover or any other
factor interrupting your business.
Why are chain letters a problem?
The most serious problem is from chain letters that mask viruses or other malicious activity. But even the ones that seem harmless may have negative repercussions if you forward them:
they consume bandwidth or space within the recipient’s inbox
you force people you know to waste time sifting through the messages and possibly taking time to verify the information
you are spreading hype and, often, unnecessary fear and paranoia
What are some types of chain letters?
There are two main types of chain letters:
Hoaxes – Hoaxes attempt to trick or defraud users.
To all Windows users,
The recent Win32/Conficker.C Virus was
profiled on the TV news magazine 60 Minutes this weekend. As a result,
we are fielding calls about the threat and wanted to assure our clients
that they are protected.
In the super-saturated realm of airport and air transportation security laws, there is a new one brought to us by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Spare lithium batteries -- like the ones you would bring to supplement your notebook or digital camera -- are no longer allowed to be checked in with your luggage.
In this issue, we are talking more about personal security rather than your data. By now, it is almost common knowledge that FreeCreditReport.com is not actually free and that leaves the lingering question of "Why is it so hard to find a free credit report despite the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003?" Whether you'd like to admit it or not, buying a car and a house without an abundance of cash laying around is much easier done with a good credit score.
By now you know about all the basic measures you can take to protect yourself from Identity Theft. The only problem is the time and hassle of getting it done. Luckily, there are services that can do a lot of the work for you at a modest price.
Truston guides you through a review of your credit report for suspicious activity.
4 Steps to Password Security
If you use a common word for your password, your data is vulnerable. Passwords that are in the dictionary can be guessed in seconds by modern code-breaking software. Random letters aren’t much better—they can be cracked within 2 days.
USB Flash Drives - Small agents of big security risks
Remember when floppy disks were the main vehicles for transferring data? As virus outbreaks increased, extra precaution was taken when files were opened on unknown floppy disks. An infected file meant a compromised system.
Five easy ways to protect your business
from internet fraud.
Many internet hackers prey upon users
who are too complacent or just too busy to keep their guard up. However,
if you do nothing else to protect yourself from online fraud, at least
take care of these simple measures:
1. Install anti-virus software and anti-adware/spyware
Upgrade to the latest in WiFi security.
If your wireless access point (WAP) is more than 6 months old, it is likely that your WiFi connection is not secure.
It’s easy to breach the original Wireless Protected Access (WPA) standard unless you have a super password with more than 21 characters and words that can’t be found in a dictionary.