Quick Tips: Security on the Web

Secure Websites with SSL and HTTPS SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is a standard protocol for ensuring that your data is encrypted and securely shared with only the people you trust. Get better SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and traffic when you use SSL/HTTPS! Customers and web visitors will trust you more. Check your website’s SSL/HTTPS here: https://www.whynopadlock.com/ … Read more

Quick Tips: Password Generation

 Password Generation It is best to use a passphrase with multiple common words, letters, numbers, and symbols that is easy for you to remember. Data security expert Edward Snowden recommends using a phrase like: “MargaretThatcherIsAlways120%Sexy” <-Obviously without the quotes and it’s important to note that you should make up your own, not using this nor … Read more

IT Glossary: SSD

IT Glossary: SSD SSD stands for Solid State Drive, and is what modern computers use for storing data. When compared to an HDD (Hard Disk Drive) most SSD’s have noticeably faster data read and write speeds. This is due to having no moving parts that can break. SSD’s are similar to Flash or NAND memory. … Read more

IT Glossary

IT Glossary In addition to the Quick Tips that I blog about, I will attempt to define and demystify Information Technology one term at a time. Click here to view all IT Glossary terms.

Quick Tips: Time Machine

Mac users: All Macs come with a built-in backup tool called Time Machine! It does incremental backups and full system restores. It’s an easy setup away from worry-free computing!

Quick Tips: RansomWare and Simple Security

Definition | RansomWare : software that is designed to encrypt (basically garble) your files and data with a password that only the malicious hackers know, holding your computer “hostage” while they name a price for you to pay to have the password and decrypt/re-access your own files. You’ve probably seen the reports of the WannaCry … Read more