Your business’s security is only as good as the passwords protecting it. If your company practices poor password hygiene, it’s easy for attackers to gain access to sensitive information, data, and even finances. Creating strong, unique passwords is necessary for every account (business or personal) you set up. Using insecure passwords (like “password”) or using…
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.
Nerds On Site has been consistently hearing from clients and the general public about their dislike of Windows 8, how different it is, and how it really feels like change for the sake of change, despite Microsoft’s best intentions. There are a few programs (free or minimal cost) that will cause Windows 8 to act…
We have all found ourselves asking our friends and family, and even businesses, what their WiFi password is. Sometimes it’s really simple (which defeats the purpose), and it’s no hassle at all (for us, or those who want unauthorized access), other times, it’s a pain. The Next Web has a very cool article on how to generate a QR code for guests to scan with their phones to make the experience much more pleasant!
Want to help your I.T. department better understand how you use your workstation, and some of the issues that annoy you on a daily basis? Create a list! We all have a list in our heads of the little things that bug us when we use our computers. For the most part, we put up with it and accept it as something we can’t do anything about, or we figure the I.T. department is too busy with other things to worry about it.
We often see messages about updates that are available for our computer. Many simply click the ‘x’ to tell them to go away, with every intention of doing it later. Malware such as ‘Flashback’ is the reason you should do it NOW!
The amount of programs installed on a computer is one of the most common causes of sluggish computer performance, and can directly affect the security of your computer, and how reliable it is.