Between Sept 14-27, 29 Million FaceBook users had their data compromised and on Friday, the social network admitted email addresses, phone numbers, and several other sensitive account details had been stolen. You can check Facebook Security Notice and you will quickly find out if your account was involved.Read More
Slack is a project-based collaboration tool that has some real traction and has the flexibility and features to improve the way your business team delivers.
Communication with Slack happens through channels, private channels, and direct messages. Channels can be created quickly, and invites can be customized and sent to the team member that needs to be involved. As a team member, you can join or drop channels which helps filter out the noise and focus on the essential things.Read More
More and more research is confirming that excessive screen time is harmful for our kid’s. A CBC article dated Feb 18th, 2018 Still not sure if screen time equals sadness? Here's the proof is one of many articles that detail some of the concerns excessive screen time can effect children. What's interesting about this article is it refers to an open letter written to Apple requesting Apple to provide more tools for family to help control kids iPhone and iPad use.Read More
This is a whole lot more than ten security tips. It’s actually a security plan we put together for a client who had been hacked by a phishing scam and woke up to 20K taken from their bank account. These plans are customized for each client so it may not suite your needs but most of the content is applicable for everybody. Also security efforts change over time so please use as a guideline and proceed with caution. With 50 Million Facebook, accounts hacked today this is once again timely. One of the services we do is build personal and business security plans. If you want to schedule a free 15 min security consult click below and we can review your setup and make some suggestions. This especially valuable for travellers and people who tend to use public WiFi. Be Safe!!!Read More
Once again major hacks are in the news and people's private information is at risk. The CIBC/BMO hack is serious stuff. 90,000 people will have there lives uprouted in a way most of us don't understand. This is a quick PSA call out urging people to take the Protection of your Personal Information Seriously.Read More
Domain Name Servers sounds like a big scary techy word. However, the concept is relatively simple and adjusting your DNS is an essential step in your cybersecurity. Best of all it’s free, and it can speed up your internet.Read More
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Sometimes it’s the straightforward apps that can make a difference in your workflow. PopClip fits the bill as simple however it also has some powerful features.Read More
Hopefully, this article helps you appreciate the importance of increasing your own protection for your private data. Whether you choose 1Password or another Password Manager the key is to stop reusing the same simple passwords.Read More
Home Automation is getting more affordable, easier to use and a lot more fun. We really like the new line of Nest Products and have joined their team of Pro Installers.Read More
One of the tricks to get really efficient on the Mac is to leave the mouse alone and start building up your keyboard shortcut skills. This Shortcut app can speed up the learning curve.Read More
Two Factor Authentication can be set up for most online accounts and is a great tool to help keep your personal information safe. It forces unrecognized users to have both your password and a verification code that is either sent to your phone or generated by your phone It keeps the bad people out and it is free to set up. Here is how to do it.Read More
BACKUP RULE OF THREE
Or as I like to call it 3-2-1-A. These rules have been around a while but worth touching on again.
- 3 - Copies of anything you care about - Two isn't enough if it's important.
- 2 - Different formats - Example: Cloud, Portable Drive, NAS, Memory Stick
- 1 - Off-site Location
- A - Automate