Security Corner – Do I Have a Virus?

Every now and then I get email rejection messages for emails that I never sent. Does this mean I have a virus? How can I stop this from happening?

You don’t have a virus. Somebody else does, and the program harvested your email address from their system.

Lower Your Password Vulnerability with Four Powerful Tactics

Possibly the easiest and most important measure you can take is to use strong passwords. The best ones have at least 12 characters, cannot be found in a dictionary, and include numbers, lower-case, and capital letters. Alphanumeric passwords can take weeks to crack (compared to the mere seconds it takes to nail a password that can be found in the dictionary), and by mixing upper and lower case letters this decoding time can expand to a year or two.

The Double Dangers of Open Wi-Fi

When it comes to secure Wi-Fi, the weakest link in your network chain could be an open and vulnerable home Wi-Fi network linked to the office. If this home user has remote access to your network, then your network is vulnerable. Once an intruder enters this open network, they can access your company information, steal passwords, or send viruses and spyware.