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Is your password 123456? Change it TODAY!

Posted by Ann Westerheim on 1/22/15 1:34 PM

The annual list of the worst passwords for 2014 has been posted.  Last year, there were over three million leaked passwords.  One of the interesting by-products of these leaks is the list of the top passwords.  SplashData posted their list of the top-25 (and therefore, worst!) passwords.  If you see any of your passwords on this list, change it!

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What is a Data Breach?

Posted by Ann Westerheim on 1/20/15 4:33 PM

Recently one of our clients got a system infected with a virus and worried about whether or not they needed to report it.  First, it IS possible to get a virus even though you're doing everything right, such as maintaining up-to-date anti virus protection, firewall protection, and security patch updates.  But in most cases, although viruses can create a lot of damage and disruption, no data is exposed to the wrong hands.

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New Years Computer Security Resolution - Lock your Computer!

Posted by Ann Westerheim on 1/7/15 8:43 AM

It's a new year and time for resolutions. With data security in the news almost every day, and several very high profile breaches last year (Sony, Home Depot, Staples), we recommend data security at the top of your technology plan for 2015.  
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