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Tip of the Week: A Secure 2018 Relies on Powerful Passwords

Tip of the Week: A Secure 2018 Relies on Powerful Passwords

Password security is one of the most important parts of using an online account. It seems that the average user runs into the paradox of password security by using either complex, hard-to-remember passwords, or simple and less-secure passwords that put their accounts at risk. Even if the user is aware of the benefits that come from using a secure password, chances are that they will sideline security in favor of ease of access.

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Meltdown/Spectre Attack - What You Need to Know

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Computer researchers have recently found out that the main chip in most modern computers—the CPU—has a hardware bug. It's really a design flaw in the hardware that has been there for years. This is a big deal because it affects almost every computer on your network, including your workstation and all your servers. These exploits can reduce the perf...
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Cybersecurity in 2017

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"There are two types of companies: those that have been hacked, and those who don't know they have been hacked." John Chambers, Cisco CEO at the World Economic Forum in 2015 The bad guys are out there and they want your data. Who are the bad guys? Most of them can be put into a few categories. They may be amateurs (AKA "script kiddies") who buy pre...
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Can Chargers Be Interchanged Between Devices?

Can Chargers Be Interchanged Between Devices?

One of the major benefits of a laptop is the mobility that it permits--but this is a double-edged sword, as this mobility means that you are relying on the device’s battery life. Of course, if your laptop begins to die, you can always borrow someone else’s charger, right?

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What Are Your Favorite ActivPanel & ActivConnect Tools?

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"Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn." ― Benjamin Franklin Interactive technologies for business and education have been around for quite a few years now, and the expansion of these technologies appears to have no end in sight. Their effectiveness in work and teaching environments is now widely accepted, but th...
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