Are autocomplete passwords safe?

Advertisements and suggestions based on our internet browsing habits are sources of online tracking. However, autocomplete passwords are also another source of online tracking. This sneaky tactic comes with serious security risks. Here’s how you can stop it from targeting you. Why auto-fill passwords are so dangerous As of December 2018, there are 4.1 billion internet users in the world. This means users have to create dozens of passwords, either to protect their account or simply to meet the password-creation requirements of the platform they’re using. Unfortunately, only 20% of US internet users have different passwords for their multiple online…

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Why you should update your Mac with an SSD

In recent years, solid state drives (SSDs) have replaced hard disk drives (HDDs) as the storage option of choice on personal computers, Mac devices included. Here are some of the numerous advantages of updating your Mac with an SSD. They’re faster SSDs have the clear advantage over HDDs in terms of data access speed. To access data, a typical SSD takes about 35 to 100 microseconds, which is about 100 times faster than an HDD. This means your Mac boots up in less than a minute, programs launch and run more quickly, files are transferred faster, and you can do…

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Save on printing costs with these 5 tips

Managing your print infrastructure efficiently will minimize your IT budget. It sounds impossible, but it can be done. Many small and big enterprises don’t realize that they are using ineffective printing models, but you can make a difference if you follow these tips. Replace outdated printers Outdated and cheap printers may be functional, but they are putting a huge dent in your IT budget. Any piece of equipment that is seven years old (or older) requires frequent repairs and causes more trouble than it’s worth. Because old printers are no longer under warranty, fixing them is more costly and challenging.…

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Virtualization is different from the cloud

Virtualization and cloud computing can be confusing, especially to business owners who are not familiar with them. But when you understand their differences, you’ll be able to best take advantage of these technologies. Virtualization Imagine a company with five servers, each assigned a single task such as storage, email, etc. If there were a spike in email traffic, it would overwhelm the email server, causing it to slow down. Adding another server would solve this problem, but it would be expensive and inefficient on days with less traffic. With virtualization software, you can combine the resources of all five servers…

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How to make the most out of your CRM

Building rapport with customers has never been easier with customer relationship management (CRM) software. You can keep track of contact information, buying preferences, and sales patterns. It’s a must-have for all sales and marketing teams. If you want to know how to make the most out of your CRM, follow these tips. Always update customer information A CRM system is only effective when the data it provides is current. If the customer’s address, company name, or preferred method of contact has changed, your staff should update the information immediately, so your sales and marketing teams are always equipped with the…

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Feature-loaded: Android 9 Pie is here!

Android 9 Pie is the most recent version of Google’s mobile operating system. Officially released on August 6, 2018, it is more powerful and secure than the Oreo version. Here are some new features that will make you want to have a piece of the pie. Enhanced security features In Android 9 Pie, apps won’t be able to access your microphone, camera, and SensorManager sensors while running in the background. This prevents apps from abusing legitimate permissions they have been granted. Another security enhancement is the lockdown mode. In case of an emergency, it lets you disable face- and fingerprint-based…

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Why too many VMs is a bad thing

Desktop virtualization allows you to deliver computing resources to workstations in your network. Those resources are packed into virtual machines (VMs), which can be deployed as easily as any file. However, there are risks associated with trying to manage an overwhelming number of VMs. The problem with VM sprawl VM sprawl is a phenomenon that occurs when there are too many virtual machines on a network. Keep in mind that VMs have the same licensing, security, and compliance requirements as your other computers and servers. So when administrators are given free rein to create as many virtual instances as they…

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Safeguard your iPhone from phishing

Phishing scams have been around for years, and they’ve gotten smarter with time. Recently, criminals have been targeting iPhone users through a voice phishing scam that makes the call appear like it’s coming from Apple Support. Fortunately, there are simple but effective tips so you don’t fall prey to this notorious scheme. If you receive a call from a person who claims that he or she is from Apple Support and asks you to contact a certain number because Apple has supposedly suffered a security breach, do not panic, and do not call the number. Remember that customer support isn’t…

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Single Sign-On: The key to user management

Making passwords can be tedious. From complexity requirements to minimum lengths, creating a password for each new account brings its own set of headaches. If this problem is reaching a boiling point, Single Sign-On (SSO) solutions can help. These techniques are secure, easy-to-manage, and do away with the need to manage a long list of usernames and passwords. What is SSO? Single Sign-On solutions allow you to create one username and one password that thousands of websites will recognize. If you’ve ever clicked “Login with Google” on a non-Google website, you’ve already enjoyed the benefits of SSO. It’s faster, simpler,…

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Great uses for an old computer

It’s inevitable. Sooner or later, you’re going to have to replace your computer. But while it may not be as fast as when you first got it or as sleek as your new computer, your old desktop or laptop might still have a lot to offer— after upgrading it a little, that is. Here are some great uses for your old computer. As mentioned, you have to make a few upgrades on your old PC. You may want to try a lighter OS, for example. Keep in mind that the latest version of Windows or MacOS won’t work optimally without…

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