Google Tips for Strong Password

The first step in protecting your online privacy is creating a safe password – i.e. one that a computer program or persistent individual won’t easily be able to guess in a short period of time. To help you choose a secure password, we’ve created a feature that lets you know visually how safe your password is as soon as you create it.

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Avoid Network Tricks and Traps!

Our partner company Untangle created an infographic to get you familiar with the current security threats. It covers malware, phishing, DDOS, and many more.

According to Untangle, “When it comes to network security, Halloween can be everyday! Network security threats occur constantly, and can become a real nightmare for any business no matter the size. Read about how Home Depot, Citibank, the Dow Jones and even NATO became subject to recent Malware, Phishing and DDoS attacks. These are no urban legends, and they can happen to you if you aren’t prepared to avoid the latest network security tricks and traps!”

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Suspicious Microsoft Office Files

You should be careful when opening emails with Microsoft Office file attachments or links. In the past, Microsoft Office files were mostly safe, but in any case, make sure that you open files only from the sources that you trust and and that you are expecting to receive a file from.

According to Microsoft, the current files being used to attack users is a PowerPoint file, but it’s possible that any Microsoft Office file could be used for the attack. The attack is issued from an OLE (Object Linking and Embedding) component within the Microsoft Office files, meaning the files must be opened by the user for anything to happen.

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DropBox Password Update

Recently, Dropbox had passwords leak. Hundreds of accounts have been hacked and passwords published on-line. It is highly recommended that you update your password.

1. To do so, go to https://www.dropbox.com and sign into your account.
2. Navigate to the left corner of the screen and click on your name and then click on “Settings”.

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Staying Safe Online

Information security has always been an issue. However, in our increasingly connected world in which more and more of our accounts are migrating online, security is no longer something in which just computer nerds dabble. Today, proper online security practices are a must for all. And though the following recommendations may be viewed as an annoyance – which is true, they are – having an online account compromised or a credit card number stolen is more of an annoyance

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Easy Way to Improve Your Online Protection

Microsoft issued a fix for the current security issue in Internet Explorer. This was a serious issue that could allow your computer to be taken over. If you have not properly patched your computer, you may still be at risk to this vulnerability. If you do not want to worry about these kind of patches, TRTS has a solution for you.

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U.S. Government: Do Not Use Microsoft’s Internet Explorer Web Browser

The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) issued a statement recommending to avoid using Internet Explorer in following days until Microsoft issues the fix for the current serious vulnerability. According to CERT, “This vulnerability affects IE versions 6 through 11 and could lead to the complete compromise of an affected system.”

This vulnerability is currently widely exploited and internet users are advised to use different internet browser. For example Firefox and Chrome. To read full article about this issue, check MacDaily News’s article U.S. government: Do not use Microsoft’s Internet Explorer web browser.

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Major Security Issue -You Need to Change your Passwords for Google and Facebook Along with Other websites ASAP!

In recent days, a major security hole has been discovered in the security protocol that maintains a secure connection with a website. For example if you are sending your login credentials to the website, those credentials are encrypted so nobody else can see them. However, this security hole in this protocol allows them to have been seen if someone is trying to get them. It doesn’t necessarily mean that your passwords have been stolen or compromised. On the other hand, changing your password is an easy way to potentially prevent a major identity theft in the future. As always, better safe than sorry. Follow the link The Heartbleed Hit List: The Passwords You Need to Change Right Now to find more details about the issue and more importantly, which website passwords you need to change.

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How to Create Strong Passwords

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It is important to have strong passwords for email, Facebook, Twitter, blog platforms, and bank accounts. However, according to  CBS […]

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Important Safety Recall

APC, a company that manufactures surge strip protection devices, issued a safety recall to products manufactured before 2003. It seems […]

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