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IT Security Tip #16: Make THIS Password Different From Everything Else

You know you’re guilty of it: using the same password for everything. Believe me, I understand how annoying it is to try and remember all those passwords; and if you’re using the same password for sites that don’t share sensitive information, like a login to a news feed you like to read, then it’s generally okay.

HOWEVER, the ONE password you want to keep unique is your e-mail password. If an e-commerce site you’ve registered at or bought from gets hacked – and you’ve used the SAME password for everything to register at the site – you can pretty much bet hackers are going to gain access to your in-box. They’ll have your e-mail and your password to the e-commerce site and will use that to hack in. From there, they’ll have fertile ground for getting all your data and other passwords.

Keep an Eye on Your Word Count

Word keeps count of your words (and your characters, too). To see how many words are in your document, check the status bar at the bottom of the window.

Want to know how many words are in a portion of your document? Select some text and check the word count in the status bar.

To see the number of characters, lines, paragraphs, and other information, click the word count in the status bar to open the detailed Word Count window.

Word Count Window

Keyboard Keys

Shortcut of the Week

Did you know that you can automatically complete a URL? Just start typing the name of the page you are looking for and press Ctrl + Enter on the keyboard to automatically fill in the “www.” and “.com” portion of the URL.

For example, type: computer-center and then press Ctrl + Enter you will automatically be sent to www.computer-center.com.

The Computer Center’s Weekly Webinar Series

Take advantage of The Computer Center’s webinar series that helps you learn how to protect your small business and your employees without leaving your office!

  • April 18 – Protecting Your Business and Employees from ID Theft and Phishing Scams
  • April 25 – The 7 Layers of Security Every Small Business Must Have!
  • May 2 – Understanding One Drive for Business: How to Unlock the Power, Savings and Potential of Office 365
  • May 9 – Layers of Security: Protecting Your Small Business from Hackers and Identity Thieves Without Breaking the Bank
  • May 16 – What You Need to Know About Microsoft Office 365 Security
  • May 23 – The End of Windows 7: Is it Really an Issue for Your Business?
  • May 30 Practical Cyber Security for Your Small Business or How to Keep the Bad Guys Out Without Breaking the Bank
  • June 6 – Free Productivity Enhancing Tools Included with Office 365 That You Probably Aren’t Using in Your Business
  • June 13 – Protecting Your Business and Employees from ID Theft and Phishing Scams
  • June 20 – The End of Windows 7: Is it Really an Issue for Your Business?

And then at the end of June, please join us for an in-person Seminar

  • June 27 – Cyber Security Seminar

Follow the link to register for more information.

Have an unfortunate co-worker that’s not getting a copy of the TCC Tuesday Tidbits? Forward them your copy. Or, better yet, have them sign up at https://computer-center.com/tidbits/

Submit your TCC Tuesday Tidbit requests and ideas to me by calling (608) 755-1524.


James Pearson, President
The Computer Center
One Parker Pl, Ste. #655
Janesville, WI 53545
(608) 755-1524