Whether you are looking to install a business phone system or replace an old model with a new phone, you will need to understand the options that are ...
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.
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.
Are you looking for a small utility program for creating and storing difficult to crack passwords? Password Safe may be the program for you. Passwords are stored in highly-encrypted database that can be unlocked with one master password. Your usernames and passwords are stored in a local database for easy retrieval later.
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.
According to the FBI, nearly 300,000 laptops are stolen each year. If you have sensitive data on your laptop, it's critical that you protect it.
There are products in the $100 range that can make this almost effortless. Two that we recommend are SecurStar Drive-Crypt Plus and PGP Whole Disk Encryption.