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Reid Hoffman

IT Security Tip #26: Don’t Download ANYTHING You’re Not Authorized to Download

So you have a big file you need to get over to your printer YESTERDAY and you can’t get it to “send” via e-mail because the file is too big. What should you do? The right thing to do is contact your IT department (us!) so we can assist by installing a secure, commercial-grade file-sharing application. What you shouldn’t do is download a free copy of Dropbox or some other file-sharing software without telling us. Dropbox and other free apps come with a price: SECURITY. These applications are known for security vulnerabilities and hacks. Plus, if we don’t know about it, we can’t manage it or secure it; so the golden rule is this: NEVER download any software or application without checking with your IT department first!

Excel: Where’s That Button? Ask Tell Me

You’ve used a certain Excel feature before…but you can’t remember where it is. No problem, Tell Me can help!

Just click in the box labeled Tell me what you want to do (it’s the one with the light bulb), and search for a button, menu, function – whatever you want. In this example we searched for “freeze” to find the button for freezing columns and rows. What will you search for?

Keyboard Keys

Shortcut of the Week

While holding down the Ctrl key, you can left-click to select multiple objects or highlight multiple sections of text. Certain browsers will allow you to hold down the Ctrl key and individually click on each cell in a table they want to copy. They can also hold down the Ctrl key and drag their mouse down a row to select just that row or text without selecting any of the other text in that table.

FREE Live Cyber Security Seminar!

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Essential Cyber Security Training for Your Small Business
1 Parker Place 4th Floor
Janesville, WI 53545
(608) 755-1524

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Seminar begins at 2 pm
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James Pearson, President
The Computer Center
One Parker Pl, Ste. #655
Janesville, WI 53545
(608) 755-1524