June 2021 Data Breach — 8 Billion Passwords Leaked

What appears to be the largest collection of passwords of all time was recently leaked on a forum popular with hackers. A user of the forum uploaded an enormous 100GB TXT file containing nearly 8.4 billion passwords. It is assumed that these passwords are a compilation from previous large scale data leaks and breaches, now combined into one single document. …

Cloud Etiquette

Horrible house guests, we’ve all had them. Whether it’s that annoying family member that overstays their welcome, or that old college buddy that leaves beer cans and potato chip crumbs all over your couch. If you thought that was bad etiquette, you’ve yet to see the worst… Imagine coming into the office and finding that your current work has gone …

Compliance Alphabet Soup

No matter what industry you’re in, compliance acronyms are abundant, filling your days with both confusion and regulation. We call it the compliance alphabet soup. It’s time to make a little bit more sense of all those acronyms and what they likely mean for your business. GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation): While this regulation only applies to the European Union …

Is “The Cloud” Right for Your Business?

Everyone is talking about cloud computing these days and for good reason. The cloud is revolutionizing how computing power is generated and consumed. Cloud refers to software and services that run on the Internet, instead of locally on your computer. When tech companies say your data is backed up “in the cloud,” it has nothing to do with those white …

Tips to Spot a Phishing Scam

What is a phishing scam? Phishing is a cybercrime in which a target is contacted by email, telephone or text message by someone posing as a legitimate member of an institution in order to trick targets into providing sensitive data such as banking and credit card details or passwords. This fraudulently obtained information is then used to access the target’s …

6 Steps to Keep Safe Online

We all use the internet, and nothing is going to change that. But can we all use it safely? Avoiding sketchy websites used to be the key to protecting yourself online, and for the most part, it was rather easy to do. But now, avoiding malicious websites is only part of the gig. You can be infected with viruses, spyware, …

Avoiding Distractions at Work

Always getting off track at work? Try out these 4 tips to minimize workplace distractions.   1. Commit to improving your focus. The first step to improving your workplace focus and minimizing distractions is committing to the process – you won’t succeed at staying focused if you don’t really want to! Think about what it is that you’re struggling with, …

10 Small Business Tech Trends of 2021

By Andrew Martins, for Business Daily News Everything from advancements in AI to development of more 5G technology will help shape the future for small businesses. Read more about the 10 predicted small business tech trends of 2021 here.    

How to Use Two-Factor Authentication

Better than the best password: How to use 2FA to improve your security By Ed Bott for The Ed Bott Report | January 20, 2021 — 13:07 “Want to avoid having your online accounts hacked? Enable two-factor authentication, a crucial security measure that requires an extra step when signing in to high-value services. In this post, I explain how to set up 2FA and which …

Device Security: Physical Theft

For those of us who work primarily off of laptops, tablets, or cell phones, having our devices stolen can be a very real fear. There are some steps that you can take to reduce the chances of theft, like never leaving your devices in your car or unattended in a public place. There are some other steps you can take …