Posts Tagged security

Signing PDFs without printing them

Increasing numbers of organizations offer documents to be completed as PDF forms. Just open them using Adobe’s free Reader software, click the fields you want to complete and start typing. The point of offering forms as PDFs is to help people reduce the amount of time it

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Don't be a phish

Oddly, in the four years or so since the MacMost.com video below was published, not much has changed in the world of phishing. Phishing commonly refers to the activity of tricking people into surrendering financial or other important information using official-looking emails.

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Hiding passwords?

If I want to access your work computer, I’ll look for, and probably find, your password in one of these places: under the keyboard under the phone under the mouse pad on the monitor in the top drawer under the desk How’d I know that? Simple. I

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Firewall: a quick explanation

It sounds like it ought to protect you, but you’re not entirely sure how – or even if your computer has one!

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Don’t become a zombie!

Ever wondered how to speed up a slow computer? For starters, you can try a few tools in the operating system. You might want to: defragment your hard disk (Windows) check it for errors (Windows and Mac) repair disk permissions (Mac) If these fail, you might want

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Don't open your computer to strangers

Most parents tell their kids not to open the door to strangers. Most computer users could use the technological equivalent of that talk.

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Wrangling passwords

Last week, a discussion on passwords took place on a listserv I belong to. Being a shameless thief, I’ll mention some of what was said and add my own input.

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Secure web surfing, take two

Lots of people refuse to connect to the Internet using open wireless networks like those you find at coffee shops. Why? Their information travels unencrypted over those networks, making it possible for people nearby with the technical tools and know-how to read what they send. But today,

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Cloud Computing for Data Backup, Storage and Protection

originally published by BCBusinessOnline.ca Data backup, storage and protection are crucial to many businesses. Take away the computers – and their data – and your business may go limp. Cloud computing may have the answer to keeping your data, and your business, afloat.

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