A couple of weeks ago, a satirical online publication, The Onion, had their Google Apps and Twitter account hacked. They could have simply acknowledged the attack and insisted measures were being taken to prevent it from happening again, but they took the time to describe exactly HOW they were hacked and how others can prevent it from happening to them.
We advise our clients on the best practices for data backup, often giving practical examples of how being proactive saved our other clients time and money, and saved their data. We find it helpful to have a credible source to support that advice.
These days, we often attend online meetings, whether it be on Skype, Mumble, GoToMeeting, or otherwise. While we enjoy the convenience, we are painfully aware of certain online meeting etiquette that others don’t seem to be aware of, and it affects the quality of the meeting for everyone else.
The pursuit of better passwords is a constant uphill battle that we continually educate clients about. One of the biggest obstacles is that we’re all human, and we’re habitual by nature, so if we don’t train ourselves to use more secure passwords, we often find ourselves using insecure passwords instead because they are easy to remember and we assume no one will ever guess them.
We often hear of the benefits of using smartphones, such as the apps, features, and capabilities that keep us connected, but we often encounter people who haven’t taken the proper steps to secure their smartphones. Here are some steps you can take to ensure your device isn’t tampered with.
From time to time I get calls stating that when someone tries to turn on their computer, the ‘green’ light comes on, they can hear the fan, but nothing happens. Here’s a possible solution before calling a Nerd.
World Backup day is on March 31st – mere 2 days away! It is an annual global event reminding everyone to take some time to backup your data, and to verify existing backups are working.