By using strong passwords, avoiding risky links, backing up your data, and other measures, you can help keep yourself safe online. Here are our top eight suggestions for being secure online.
1. Avoid opening unsolicited Emails.
You don't even need to download files from a phishing email with malware attached for it to harm your home network. Malware can be installed on your hard drive without your knowledge or consent during drive-by downloads.
Even the most tech-savvy among us can fall victim to drive-by downloads, which can occasionally pass for routine system updates or other innocent "yes / no" questions. It's a good idea to avoid opening any emails from addresses you don't recognize because of this.
WIFI coverage doesn't always live up to your expectations and could even be subpar. In a situation like this, people's first course of action would be to improve their current package with their ISPs. The location of your WIFI router is one of the additional elements that affect how well your WIFI works.
The most economical way to improve WIFI performance is to change its position in your home. Let's look at how to choose the ideal location for your router in your house for the best WIFI performance.
Step 1: Place Your Router in the Center of Your Home.
Wireless radio waves can travel all the way around the router. The router is the center point of a globe filled with WIFI. The fact that WIFI radio waves tend to go upward more frequently than downward is another point to bear in mind. As a result, WIFI strength will be significantly higher above the router than below.
All devices that connect to the internet are assigned a numeric address. These are called IP addresses. These numbered addresses would be a nightmare for humans to use if it wasn't for DNS, the Domain Name System.
You may have seen the WiFi router boxes that advertise speeds from 50 megabits to 9.6 gigabits per second. But, no average person got the WiFi router to produce those exact speeds, ever.
The sad truth is that those advertised speeds are only possible in perfect conditions. Router placement, environmental and building factors and even your neighbour’s routers – all affect your connectivity.
Here are some steps you can take to maximize your WiFi connectivity speeds and quality in your home and office.
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With the increased number of cellular phones and tablets, home phone lines are slowly becoming obsolete. These days even alarm systems use cellular networks to connect to the monitoring service making home phones less and less necessary.
However, you may need a home phone number if you don’t want to receive calls to your cellular phone because it is used for business or provided to you by your company.
Others need a home phone to handle calls for the kids or from the extended family. Lastly, you may be asked to provide a phone number when ordering services or products or as a way to be reached by the businesses and the organizations. In all those instances, keeping your home phone line is a necessity.
For these situations, we have created new home phone plans for our customers:
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What is Phishing?
Cybercriminals aren't your ordinary thugs. They are smart, sophisticated and clever. They are after your personal and financial information, and Phishing is the primary tool in their toolbox. Whether by email (Phishing, Spearphishing and Whaling), phone (social engineering), SMS (Smishing), they present themselves as a legitimate enterprise to gain your trust and your information. These can range from widespread, generic mass emailing to individualized, highly specific and direct email.
Our business has had someone working from home at all times for years. Last week we purchased a few cheap laptops from Best Buy and had the majority of our employees move to work from home within 24 hours.
Here are some of the things we learned over the years:
We use Slack, but there are many other options you can consider. Slack offers direct messaging (for private conversations), purpose rooms and much more. When using chat, keep it light and allow for some levity to keep everyone cheerful and involved.
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