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Could Your Business Suffer an Equifax-Type Hack?

Published on February 10, 2019 By dgreenbaum

It’s been close to a year since the most significant hack in cyber-history that we know of.  The last thing you want for your business is to inform customer their information has been taken.    You can avoid some common mistakes to reduce your chances. This article on Inc.com goes over some common mistakes businesses make. […]

Ignore That Email: Nobody is Spying On You

Published on February 3, 2019 By dgreenbaum

We posted this on Facebook a few weeks ago, but it’s worth mentioning here again.  An email has been going around the past few months. It takes some different forms but generally follows the same pattern:  Someone “hacked” you and has your password They’ve been monitoring you They’ll send your information to all your contacts […]

Windows 7 Computers Are Set to Expire

Published on January 12, 2019 By dgreenbaum

Everything comes with an expiration date,  even bottled water! If you are running a computer with Windows 7, your computer will have severe problems on January 14th, 2020.  On that date, Microsoft will stop supporting Windows 7. What Does That Mean? Microsoft did this with Windows XP back in 2009 and Vista in 2017.  After […]

Has Your Password Been Stolen?

Published on November 4, 2018 By dgreenbaum

With all the recent and continuing breaches, one thing we learned is you can’t rely on a company to tell you.  Breaches are reported months and sometimes years later. If you’d like to check if yours was stolen, the website “Have I been pwned” helps.  All you do is put in your username or email […]

Which is More Secure? Your Phone or Laptop

Published on October 21, 2018 By dgreenbaum

With many people having both a smartphone and laptop synced, you’d think people would secure them equally.  In reality, it seems people are more worried about their phone rather than their laptop (or desktop).  That’s a big mistake. This article has some interesting facts!  The ones that stood out to me are related to leaving […]

Police Using Fitbit Data Against You?

Published on September 22, 2018 By dgreenbaum

I’m not talking the fat police either.  I’m talking about someone going to jail based on what a fitness tracker told police. The details are explained here . It should give everyone pause for concern.  The obvious thing is “don’t do anything wrong,” but the problems go deeper than that.  For example, given that people know […]

Phones are Highly Personal

Published on May 27, 2018 By dgreenbaum

This statement may seem obvious, but still need to be proven by science. I don’t know about you (well, actually I do according to this study), but when I’m without my phone I panic.  Where is it?  I’d be much more upset about misplacing my phone than my wallet.  That dreaded 1% battery sign means […]

Locked Out of Your Google Account?

Published on May 20, 2018 By dgreenbaum

That question should strike fear into your heart.  I know it does mine.  That’s why I freaked when I read this article about one tech writer unable to access his account. The worst part of his story? He had no idea how he got locked out or how he got back in.  It all started with […]

Have You Set Up Facebook Trusted Contacts?

Published on April 1, 2018 By dgreenbaum

With all the hacks out there, including stolen passwords, getting locked out of Facebook is almost inevitable. Fortunately Facebook has a way to get back in through trusted contacts. Some people think it’s needlessly complex, but this guide as well as this one are excellent walk-through.  Even if it isn’t 100% effective, every Facebook user should set it up. […]

WiFi Router Security is More Than Passwords

Published on January 14, 2018 By dgreenbaum

Wifi internet routers are rather easy to setup. The directions walk novices through the process.  We still help clients with it, but we’re doing this less and less.  Apps on your smartphone make it easy.  However, they miss a critical step we always check for. Recently, popular routers from Netgear were found to be unsecure […]

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