Easy way to secure your accounts from cyber hacking

Ebay released a statement last week confirming that their online auction house had been hacked sometime during January – March 2014, compromising 145 million accounts. Their investigation revealed that employee login credentials were stolen by cyberattackers which were then used to access their corporate website. While their official position is that there has been “no …

Server security – has your data been “heartbleed” out by hackers?

Data that flows through the internet, under normal conditions, is encrypted by the SSL/TLS encryption making internet usage safe and secure to use. SSL/TLS provides communication security and privacy over the Internet for applications such as web, email, instant messaging (IM) and so virtual private networks (VPNs). However, in recent times, hackers have been using …

Share your inbox the safe way

Businesses commonly set up a central email account whereby a number of staff have access and manage the account. This is most used suchin sales or technical support teams. The central email established are usually sales@ or support@. Multiple users, multiple access managing queries and workflow. Another scenario is where personal assistants are delegated access …

Encrypt your emails using SSL

Secure Socket Layer (SSL) is a setting of which most users of emails are unaware but is crucial if you want to securely send and receive emails. The setting is found as part of most email platforms including Google Apps. The SSL security feature is important for employees accessing Google Apps (and other email platforms) …

Password Protection: How to Setup Two-Factor Authentication

Your email password is far less secure than you may think. Sure it may be complex (at least we hope so) but who else may know your password? Onsite Helper shares what you need to know about password protection and how to setup two-factor authentication. How Many Passwords do you Keep? Many people sign up …

Worried about your Google Apps data?

The most common question or hesitation for SME business when it comes to switching email platforms to Google Apps is whether or not the platform is secure. People often become uneasy when they think about having their important business data in the Cloud and no longer residing in their offices.At the same time, every second …

Yearly IT security review – change your passwords!

As many businesses return from the holiday break, new goals and plans are being set for the new year. Businesses should endeavour this year to pay a little more attention to their IT, particularly when it comes to reviewing the security of their IT network. Why? Read on as the information on IT security is …

Checklist – 5 IT items to sort out before the holidays

As the year comes to an end, you’re counting down the hours until the end of the office work day. To ensure that there are no hassles or worries while away, it is good practice to go through the following checklist to ensure your IT is setup of the holidays and that you don’t come …

Windows XP – a dying breed and for good reason

The news has been around for a while now but for those who have not heard and are users of Windows XP, take heed.From 8 April 2014, Microsoft is ending its Windows XP support. Windows XP was launched back in October 2001. As part of Microsoft’s ten year Support Lifecycle Policy, Microsoft has been providing …

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