Remote Work Best Practices Remote Access from home to office computer has become the most urgent request on all Helpdesk and Computer Support boards. The mass closures of schools, risk of being exposed to the Corona virus through close contact, and local governments’ policies on social distancing has forced many [...]
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How to Remain Productive During Flu Season: Make Telecommuting Easy In today`s job environment allowing employees to work remotely (telecommuting) helps to recruit top talent and increases productivity. Despite concerns about a drop in productivity, a study by the Stanford Graduate School of Business, found that workers were 13 percent more productive [...]
How Will Windows 7 End of Life Affect Your Business? Windows 7 End of Life was announced in 2018 and Microsoft finally ended support on January 14, 2020. Post January 14, 2020, your business could be at risk. The computers you use at work could be vulnerable to ransomware attacks [...]
Common Ways Hackers Get Your Password and How to Stop them It seems we constantly hear about a data breach of some large corporation in the news. Most data breaches happen due to hackers gaining access to someone’s password. Passwords are the easiest and simplest way to secure an account. [...]
Is Periodic Password Change a Good Security Practice? Cyber security experts have almost universally agreed that periodic password changes are likely to do more harm than good. This is largely the result of research that shows passwords are most prone to cracking when they’re easy for end users to remember, such [...]
Office 365 Security Best Practices As the number of organizations migrating email services to Microsoft Office 365 (O365) and other cloud services increases, the use of third-party companies that move organizations to the cloud is also increasing. The Department of Homeland Security has issued a Microsoft Office 365 cyber-security statement. [...]
Small Businesses' Guide to Windows 7 End of Life With the Windows 7 End of Life date now rapidly approaching, Microsoft is eager to move people from Windows 7 to newer version of its product before the support ends on January 2010. The 10-year-old operating system is still incredibly popular, [...]
These days, it’s not uncommon to wake up in the morning and read headlines like: 300 million user accounts breached after a cyber-attack, Hackers gained access to millions of social security numbers, 500 million personal records were stolen from XYZ hotel servers. An ordinary citizen can assume that, a) he/she [...]
Time To ReThink Backup Imagine if life had a rewind button. Make a mistake? Just hit rewind and everything is back to normal. While the chances of any of us experiencing such thing outside of Hollywood movies is ZERO, the ability to use the rewind button in our digital life [...]
Your Worst Nightmare: Fileless Malware Attack "By now, everyone pretty much knows what malware is and how it works: Victims receive an email telling them that if they just open the attached PDF, their entire life will morph into heaven on earth. Or they get an email telling them that [...]