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Google Password Checkup Tool Works to Keep You Secure

Google Password Checkup Tool Works to Keep You Secure

Imagine a world where there wasn’t a singular dishonest being. Passwords would simply vanish from our everyday lives, as we would not be paranoid of a breach or other forms of cybercriminal activity. The harsh reality is this will never come into being. Even worse, the cybercriminals don’t just skim for lack of passwords. Instead, the dishonest criminal goes even further; they take advantage of common or recurring passwords. So how do you know if your password practices are leaving you vulnerable? Google is here to help. 

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How to Secure Data Using Passwords

How to Secure Data Using Passwords

All that stands between hackers and your accounts’ data, be it personal information or sensitive business info, is a measly string of characters that may (or may not) be complex enough to thwart their attacks. We’re talking about your passwords, and for many businesses, they are the only thing protecting important data. We’ll walk you through how to make sure your passwords are as complex as possible, as well as instruct you on how to implement additional security features to keep your data locked down.

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Hundreds of Millions of User Passwords Exposed to Facebook Employees

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Many companies, indeed mine as well, have felt the push to move to Microsoft Office 365, Amazon AWS, or Google G Suite. As a provider we have been forced to embrace this change – like it or not. Many view these services as the panacea for easier and cheaper IT. We crave anything faster, easier, and cheaper. Give us something for free and we love it even more. But at what cost? This Facebook mess (and that is what it is when hundreds of millions of passwords are accessible to others) is just the latest example.

Do you have all of your data “eggs” in one basket at an Apple, Google, Amazon, or Microsoft? You may want to think again. Microsoft may have you think otherwise, but providers like my firm CTN are even more important today to help manage and mitigate risk while supporting your other most important asset – your human capital. So be careful out there in Internet world where your organization’s digital assets reside. None of these companies are too big to fail.

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective PC Users

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective PC Users

Security is one of the most crucial pain points of all businesses, but sometimes it can be tricky to implement solutions if you’re not sure what you specifically need. Network security isn’t easy, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be hard. If you have difficulty reinforcing a security state of mind in your office, we have good news for you; by keeping these tips in mind, you’ll be able to keep your business more secure than it would be otherwise.

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Passwords May Be “Ineffective,” But They’re Still Necessary

b2ap3_thumbnail_security_solution_password_400.jpgIt seems like we can’t go on the Internet without reading about some sort of data breach. Sometimes they’re caused by poor security measures, like lack of data encryption or two-factor authentication; other times, it’s because of lackluster password security. Despite the antiquity of the username and password, they’re staples in the modern office. Thus, it’s important that they’re as secure as possible at all times.

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The US Military Plans to Bring Biometric Passwords to the Public

b2ap3_thumbnail_biometric_security_systems_400.jpgHumans are always trying to improve security protocols that can protect against increasingly advanced online threats. Unfortunately, the threats only grow stronger in response, and the war against malicious online activity rages on. Biometrics are security measures that are growing in popularity, but are expensive and difficult to integrate. Now, the US military is funding a campaign to make it more readily available to end users.

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