Posts Tagged ‘security’
It’s really not possible to overemphasize the importance of having secure, unique passwords for all of your online accounts. Your password is the one item regarding the security of your data and online persona that you have 100% control of.
I’m sure you’ve heard the horror stories. A colleague clicked on something he shouldn’t have and now all of his files are encrypted. A family member opens an unknown email and now pop-ups are appearing all over the place. A friend downloads “a free movie” and now can’t access her WiFi.
So you’ve heard about this thing called a router. You know it has something to do with the Internet, and you need one for home wireless, but you have no idea what it does, or why you should even care about it. Well you’ve come to the right place! Geek Easy Computers is here to answer your questions and provide some insight into this technology that is rapidly becoming a standard in the average Internet-connected household!
About a year ago, we discussed the merits of creating a secure password. A lot has changed in technology over the past 12 or so months, especially in the mobile arena with the proliferation of tablets and smartphones becoming more and more functional. They are able to emulate many functions that were previously the venue of laptops or netbooks. What this means is that now there is even more need for unique, secure passwords than ever!
It’s 2013! Happy New Year! Where did 2012 go and doesn’t it seem like we were just celebrating the beginning of 2012? Well you know the old saying “Time flies when you’re having fun!”. 2012 has been a wild ride for us here at Geek Easy Computers, but overall it’s been a fun and exciting trip!
Almost everyone is on Facebook today. For many people, it’s the first stop in the morning and the last stop before they go to bed. People sign on and off throughout the day. Users access it from desktops, laptops, smart phones and tablets. You can sign up for tons of other online services using Facebook. Facebook is the center of the online “universe” for millions of people, but how much control do they really have over it?
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Creating a strong, unique password isn’t something you “should” do. It’s something you MUST do. That is if you value your data, accounts, sensitive information, and your very identity! No more using your pets, kids, social security numbers (SO wrong) as passwords. It’s time to get serious and get protected!