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Power Down to Boost Security

One simple thing you can do to protect yourself is to power off your computer when you are not using it. If you don’t want to power it down, at least disconnect from your network.

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Zoom Security – Set Up Two-Step Login

Protect your Zoom account. If someone discovers your username and password for Zoom, two-step login should block them from logging in as you.

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Make your Zoom Secure

Tomorrow (Friday) morning, expect a completed guide that is quick for you to implement to lock down your Zoom security. Get started now on a few settings:

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Warn Your Workers about Attacker Decoy Tactics

Alert your workers to be on guard looking for fake, decoy websites about coronavirus,

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Recommendations for Cybersecurity for Remote Workers During Coronavirus

The rapidly changing situation of potential school closures, self-quarantines, and public reaction to the coronavirus guarantees that at some point you will have employees who need to work from home.

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Good News for Windows 7 Users

Microsoft stops supporting Windows 7 on January 14, 2020. If you are not going to upgrade, there are options.

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A Huge Data Leak Exposed Your Personal Information

The most massive data leak that’s ever happened includes neatly bundled information for more than 1 billion people. Keep in mind that the estimated population of the United States is only 330 million. If you use email, you are probably exposed.

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Microsoft Will Stop Protecting Windows 7 on January 14, 2020

Windows 7 computers will still run, your anti-virus will still work, as will your other programs. But you are taking a significant risk because Microsoft will no longer provide security updates that help keep attackers out of your network.

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When You Buy New Wi-Fi devices, be Sure they Support Wi-Fi Version 6

Wi-Fi technology is always changing. When you buy new Wi-Fi equipment, be sure to ask if there is a Wi-Fi version 6 option available. You will increase speed, security, and help futureproof your investment. Wi-Fi version 6 will become the new standard for several reasons:

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How to Stop the Annoying Phone Calls

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