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Technology Tips and News for Busy Professionals

IN THIS ISSUE

 

 

Greetings!                                                                                                        Volume 3, Number 6

We hope you enjoy and benefit from these technology tips and news for busy professionals.  We bring this to you because we are committed to bridging the gap between people and their technology.

 

INFO-TEK employs a full time staff of trained and certified computer & network specialists who are quick to respond, easy to talk with and people you can trust. 

 

We specialize in small business and home office clients and we have helped thousands of people in the greater Kansas City area with their computer service needs at very competitive and affordable rates.

Factoring the Human Element into our IT Security Equation

 

“Cookiejacking” Discovered in Internet Explorer

 

Save Files Directly to the Cloud

 

Rule of Thumb

 

 

NEWS:  Smartphones of the future: How they will look, what they will do

“Building good relationships between people and their technology 365 days a year.”

 

 

Factoring the Human Element into our IT Security Equation

 

 

Description: http://www.purpleguys.com/files/2011/07/c8b6avoid-cyber-attack-thru-user-education-A.jpgKeeping your IT system safe is more than just getting the right security software it also entails training your employees to become more responsible users and making them more aware of how to prevent becoming unwitting accomplices in letting malware into your system.

One of the things many people fail to realize is that securing business data from malware and other sorts of cyber-attacks doesn’t stop with implementing the right security software. These days, cyber-criminals also use all sorts of tricks to bait unsuspecting employees into being catalysts for malware entering your system.

Reports cite that as much as 60 percent of cyber and malware attacks on businesses are done through social engineering meaning that instead of a direct attack on your system, hackers are using ploys found on email and social networks to get people in your organization to unwittingly introduce malware into your IT infrastructure.

This is why it’s equally important to put emphasis on training your employees to recognize common cyber-attack strategies such as phishing, or how to use proper virus scanning software so any external or thumb drives they plug into their computers are malware-free. Remember, it only takes one mistake from a gullible employee to open the gates of your system to keyloggers and other sorts of malware and viruses.

Keeping your company’s IT system safe is an investment. Getting the right security protocols and then training your employees to not only use and respect these protocols but also be more aware about security risks goes a long way in keeping your data safe and your operations stable.

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“Cookiejacking” Discovered in Internet Explorer

 

Description: http://i3.cmail5.com/ei/r/0F/E77/477/125746/csimport/5f13cookiejacking-a_2.jpgWhile Microsoft’s Internet Explorer continues to enjoy a wide audience – businesses included a new flaw has been discovered in the browser. Called “cookiejacking”, the flaw allows hackers to access passwords and other personal information stored in any cookie from any website.

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Save Files Directly to the Cloud

 

Description: http://i6.cmail5.com/ei/r/0F/E77/477/125746/csimport/f073cloud-storage-chrome_5.jpgDo you ever wish you could save files you find online directly to a cloud storage service provider? With this handy new free tool called Cloud Save you can. Cloud Save is available for the Google Chrome browser at the Google Chrome webstore.

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Kansas City Irish Festival

Crown Center, Kansas City

 

September 2-4, 2011

 

www.kcirishfest.com

 

Weston Irish Festival

 

O’Malley’s Pub, Weston

 

October 14-16, 2011

 

www.westonirish.com

 

 

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Rule of Thumb

 

Never purchase anything online with a credit card that has a high credit limit.  If a dishonest person was to get a hold of the information, they can go on a shopping spree at your expense. Also, it’s not a good idea to use a debit card online because not only can a person wipe out your account, you might find yourself bouncing checks before you realize it.

 

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NEWS:  Smartphones of the future: How they will look, what they will do

 

Description: Future smartphonesAs you're reading this article, developers, engineers, and product designers are working on the next great mobile technology. The mobile world is rapidly changing: Smartphones have gone from portable messaging and email devices to streaming-video machines that surf the Web at blazing speed and have cameras that rival point-and-shoots (and they also happen to make calls). What will smartphones look like in five years? Or ten? What sort of amazing things will they be able to do?  Of course, we have no way to predict exactly how cell phones will evolve (unless some sort of magical crystal ball comes along), but looking at today’s trends and tracking what the geniuses at MIT and other academic institutions are up to can give us a pretty good idea of what’s to come.

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