Archive for June, 2013


Protect your home wireless networks

No matter how friendly you are, you wouldn’t let your neighbor read your bank statements and private letters. If you have a wireless network in your house and don’t protect it, you could be doing just that. As they come “out of the box”, most wireless networks let anyone in range connect to them and [...]

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See just how “Security Aware” you really are

Do you believe you’re a little more Security Aware? Can you identify the threats that exist in your environment and the steps you should take to avoid them? Take the following quizzes and find out. Phishing http://www.onguardonline.gov/games/phishing-scams.aspx Spyware http://www.onguardonline.gov/games/beware-spyware.aspx Identity Theft http://www.onguardonline.gov/games/id-theft-faceoff.aspx Social Networking http://www.onguardonline.gov/games/friend-finder.aspx May 8, 2013 Protect your home wireless networks No matter [...]

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Patch and update on a regular basis

Because hackers are constantly looking for vulnerabilities, it is important to keep your software up to date and patched. Unpatched, out-of-date systems are a leading cause of security incidents. Take the time to ensure you have the most recent patches and updates installed. May 9, 2013 See just how “Security Aware” you really are Do [...]

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Never respond to an email asking for personal information

Companies you do business with should never ask for account information, credit card numbers or PIN information in an email message. If you have any questions about an email you receive that supposedly comes from your financial institution, call the local branch office. Do NOT respond to the email. May 10, 2013 Patch and update [...]

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What you ask people walking around inside your company offices without a valid identity card: “May I help you?”

Security comes before a false sense of social etiquette. If you see someone anywhere on your office premises whom you don’t know, and who doesn’t have a valid ID, go ahead and ask the question. You can’t be too alert. Submitted by Nitin Dewan May 11, 2013 Never respond to an email asking for personal [...]

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Don’t pass on chain messages or send warnings to everyone you know

Chain messages are a burden on mail systems and to the vast majority of the people who receive them. Just don’t pass them on — it is as simple as that. You may get messages from friends, warning you about a new virus, health scare, charity appeal or con trick. These are very likely to [...]

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