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3 Basics for safer downloading

These days, downloading or simply clicking on unverified links can be quite risky. Here are some of the basics you should know to keep your computer safe. 1. Get ready: Strengthen your computer’s defenses New threats emerge hourly, and can come from anywhere—email, websites and removable media like USB keys and CDs. Up-to-date anti-virus software … Continue reading

Alarming statistics on IT equipment theft!

Australian businesses have experienced a 50 per cent surge in the number of IT equipment thefts compared to last year, according to the Kensington Australian Business Security Report 2011 released today (October 6th, 2011). One third of the IT decision makers surveyed had no policy for physical security and about two thirds of employees surveyed … Continue reading

Top 5 Threat Protection Best Practices

Small businesses are especially vulnerable to computer viruses and lost or stolen data, since they typically lack the IT resources to deal with these threats. Inadequately protected computers open the door to annoying infections, or worse, serious business disruption. Below are five simple and effective strategies to help you protect your business against an ever-increasing … Continue reading

Traveling? 10 tips to protect your laptop from theft

These days, it seems that just about everybody uses a laptop or notebook computer to get work done away from the office or on the road. Unfortunately, the pervasiveness of laptop computing has made portable systems an easy target for theft. 1. Avoid using computer bags Computer bags can make it obvious that you’re carrying … Continue reading

But Macs don’t get viruses … or do they?

>Today 1 in 5 consumer PCs is a Mac so they are a tasty target for hackers, spammers and criminals. See these two brief videos for more info: Do Macs get viruses?

Free Anti virus protection for Macs

>Introducing Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition Sophos has released their latest free tool – Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition. This is their first consumer anti-malware product designed to provide Mac home users with up–to-the-hour protection that is simple to use and FREE! Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition features: • Full protection from … Continue reading

World Cup 2010 – be aware of the scams!

>Our close friends at Sophos – the IT security experts sent us this link to important information regarding scams that appear around World Cup 2010 time that you or someone you know may be exposed to. People who usually have little or no interest in soccer may turn into soccer fiends when the world Cup … Continue reading

5 tips to help keep your passwords secret

>Treat your passwords with as much care as you treat the information that they protect. Use strong passwords to log on to your computer and to any site where you enter your credit card number, or any financial or personal information—including social networking sites. 1. Never provide your password over e-mail or in response to … Continue reading

How strong is YOUR password?

>Test your password with a password checker Are you wondering if the password you created is good enough? A password checker evaluates your password’s strength automatically. Click on the following link if you want to check your password’s strength: https://www.microsoft.com/protect/fraud/passwords/checker.aspx?WT.mc_id=Site_Link

How to Create Strong Passwords

>Strong passwords are an important protection to help you protect your data. Keys to password strength: length and complexity An ideal password is long and has letters, punctuation, symbols, and numbers. • Whenever possible, use at least 8 characters or more. • The greater the variety of characters in your password, the better. • Use … Continue reading