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Free, Reliable Tools to Help You Protect Yourself From Identity Thieves

Wednesday, 13 January 2021 20:22 Written by

There are many reputable free tools available online that will allow you to lower your chances of becoming an identity theft victim. You can quickly find out whether your personal information has been compromised in a data breach. You can also take advantage of no-cost offerings that enable you to check the security of your passwords and receive alerts regarding future security violations that may expose your sensitive data. Additionally, you can obtain free copies of your credit reports and sign up for credit monitoring tools that will alert you to suspicious activity.

7 Common Myths About Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) You Shouldn't Believe

Friday, 06 November 2020 16:21 Written by

Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) has surpassed Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) to become the most popular website protocol on the internet. According to research conducted by tech survey organization W3Techs, over 60 percent of all websites are now powered by HTTPS. They use a digital certificate that encrypts their data as it flows to and from their respective visitors.

While HTTPS is undeniably popular, its technical nature has given rise to many myths. When deciding whether or not to use it on your website, you must separate fact from fiction. Otherwise, you may unintentionally take the wrong path with your website.

10 Tips for Developing a Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP)

Wednesday, 14 October 2020 19:34 Written by

Most businesses rely on information technology (IT) systems. Even a small business may have critical data and applications without which it could not operate. Computers have become more reliable, and many business systems are now cloud-based. Even so, if the hardware is stolen or destroyed in a natural disaster, the downtime that it would cause could have a significant impact on any business.

So, a company should have a plan to get systems online again ASAP following an IT disaster. But, if you have never prepared a disaster recovery plan (DRP) before, where do you start? Here is a ten-step guide to help you develop a disaster recovery plan for your business.

5 Ways an IT Provider can Save Your Business Money

Thursday, 01 October 2020 14:03 Written by

Outsourcing your IT department offers impressive benefits, such as improving productivity, increasing security, and gaining access to the latest technology. However, one of the main advantages of using a managed service provider is that it is an excellent way to save your company money in many ways. Instead of hiring additional IT employees, a managed service provider will take care of all your technical needs in the workplace at a fixed price each month. Ultimately, this will make it easier to stay within a budget, as you will not have to worry about any unexpected expenses.

Here are a few more ways that an IT service provider can save your business money.

The Psychology of Data Theft: Tricks Social Engineers Use and How to Fight Back

Wednesday, 17 June 2020 19:05 Written by

Identity theft has reached epidemic proportions, with millions of stolen credit card numbers, Social Security numbers and bank account data for sale on the dark web and millions more traded on secret hacking sites. Cybercriminals use a multitude of tactics to obtain this ill-gotten booty, from backdoors planted inside compromised computers to keyloggers embedded deep within the operating systems powering popular mobile devices.

As users grow wise to these cyber threats, the bad guys are adapting their tactics, adjusting the way they do business in an attempt to trick people into giving up information they otherwise would not have. One of the slyest and most dangerous forms of cybercrime takes advantage of human psychology, making it particularly challenging to combat.

This insidious form of cybercrime is known as social engineering. It has been successful with everyone from ordinary home users to the executives at Fortune 500 companies. If you want to protect yourself, your devices and your data, understanding how the cybercriminals operate and how they trick their victims is a smart place to start. Here are some of the most popular tricks and how to fight back in an increasingly treacherous digital landscape.

Two-Factor Authentication: What You Need to Know

Monday, 01 June 2020 19:44 Written by

You may have noticed lately that more businesses have made signing in to your online account more of a hassle. Most of the time, this is a one-time passcode that's sent to your phone number or email. This is an example of two-factor authentication, a method of proving your identity. Two-factor authentication is a concept in cybersecurity that tries to make it more difficult for someone to access your personal info online. If you're running an online business or just a consumer struggling to understand why there's this extra step, here's a brief explanation of two-factor authentication and how it helps you stay secure.

10 Easy Ways to Improve Your Zoom Experience

Thursday, 21 May 2020 14:55 Written by

Amid the self-isolation and quarantining of the COVID-19 pandemic, Zoom has matured into the most popular platform around for video conferencing. It faces stiff competition from existing players like FaceTime, GoTo Meeting, Skype, and new entrants like Facebook's Messenger Rooms; for the time being, however, Zoom rules the roost.

So far, if you've only used whatever features of Zoom you've needed to get by, you should be aware that the platform offers tricks and features that make your time on it easier and more productive. While you can join someone else’s Zoom meeting without setting up an account, to access these settings and functions requires you to set up a free account. You can also log in and make changes or customizations using your Google or Facebook accounts. What follows are ten Zoom tips to help you to get the most out of the tool.

Enter Quietly

If you'd like to get on a Zoom call in progress without being disruptive, Zoom allows you to make your entrance silently. It's a feature that can be useful when you need to enter a meeting that you're late to. You can quietly make your way in without anyone noticing.

To enter a Zoom call silently, click on the Settings gear icon in the Zoom app, click on the Audio tab, and check the box for 'Mute my microphone when joining a meeting'. You can unmute the microphone using the button at the bottom of the screen when you need to speak during the meeting.

The Customer Communication Connection

Thursday, 07 May 2020 14:11 Written by

It's all about the relationship. Whether we are talking about business, friendship, or family, the resilience of the relationship is what makes that connection last and grow. Relationships grow strong and enduring because we look after them. We feed them. We show the people we care about, in all different kinds of relationships, that they are significant to us. We make them a priority by making knowing all about them a priority so that we can understand how best to serve them in terms of the relationship we have with them. This is important whether we are talking about our family, our friends, or our customers.

Caring Enough to Know

If you didn't know your child's favourite sport or remember your mother's birthday, what would that say about your commitment to the relationship? Really, not as much as you might think. You might be preoccupied or mistaken. But you know that, to your child or your mother, it might seem like you aren't paying attention.

As business people, we have very good intentions to bolster the evidence that shows our customers that we are paying attention. If we care enough to remember details about their business, their purchase history, past requests, even their birthday, they might feel like we are paying attention. If we are paying attention, then maybe we are making our relationship with their business a priority. Caring enough to know means that we pay attention to what they need, and that's what will reinforce the business relationship into something sustainable.

10 Ways the Internet of Things Will Transform Your Life

Thursday, 23 April 2020 15:38 Written by

The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the interconnectivity of all devices, from smartphones and wearables to smart vehicles and homes. As of 2020, there are over 24 billion IoT devices and according to technology experts, that number is multiplying rapidly. As the number of interconnected smart devices continues to grow, it will indisputably transform life in many ways.

1. The Internet Will Become Even More Interconnected

Currently, most devices, apps, and websites work independently of each other. However, as the IoT grows, the digital world will become more of an extensive ecosystem. This Internet ecosystem will be built on smart devices that are connected to central hubs to make sharing data across platforms faster and more straightforward.

2. Smart Appliances Will Do Mundane Chores for You

In the future, your smart appliances will be capable of doing many of the mundane chores that are currently your responsibility. For example, smart refrigerators will manage your grocery lists. Your fridge will take inventory and inform you when you are low on certain food items, and you’ll even be able to set it to (automatically) reorder specific grocery items for you when they’re running low.

3. Cloud Computing Will Continue to Grow

The most effective way to facilitate the rapid growth of the IoT is through the use of cloud-based platforms. That's because your smart devices must be able to run cloud-based apps so that they can stay connected, wherever you go. Therefore, as the IoT keeps expanding, cloud-based platforms will grow too.

Native App or Hybrid App: What Should You Build?

Thursday, 09 April 2020 17:08 Written by

Today, there are many choices you can opt for if you want to provide your customers with a satisfying mobile experience. Depending on your application requirements, you may consider building either a native or a hybrid app. Before making the big decision, it's important to delve into the pros and cons of the two approaches to mobile app development to ensure you choose the most suitable one for your customers.

Native vs. Hybrid Apps

Native apps are those apps that are developed specifically for a chosen platform. An app developed for Android phones will not work on an iOS system, and vice versa. Native apps provide users with a platform-tailored UX experience and high performance. They can also include advanced functionalities by making use of the proprietary features of the platform.

To build native apps, software developers need to be knowledgeable in the programming language specific to that operating system. For Android systems, it's Kotlin or Java. For iOS, it's Objective-C or Swift.

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