Take advantage of added security on the web

More and more companies are starting to tighten up the security of their user information, they are doing this in different ways. Apple recently announced that they are providing the option of two-step security for their users.

This makes a lot of sense as we increasingly depend on the Internet to do business and conduct personal tasks.

Here is an article abut what Apple is doing

 

 

Check your password – is it strong?

This is a neat page from Microsoft that helps you check the strength of your passwords.

I often run into computer users that use very weak passwords, for example, the name of their children, spouse, etc. Those are the first things someone trying to break into your computer is going to try.

My favorite password would be one that has a combination of upper and lower case characters with a number thrown in, for example StronPassword1

Check the strength of your password here:

What is a strong password?

The importance of antivirus protection

It seems like this is something that should go without saying, but I wish I had a dollar for every time someone brings a computer to us riddled with viruses and spyware.

More often than not, the computer has some type of antivirus installed, but the subscription to updates has expired long ago. Depending on the severity of the problem, the hard drive may have to be wiped out and everything re-installed from scratch. Some of the viruses are damaging enough that even after cleaning up, the computer is too unstable to be usable.

So please, check your computer to make sure it is protected and that your antivirus and anti-spyware is up to date.

Over and out!