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Michael Dell

IT Security Tip #35: Your Copier is Spying on You…

Modern business equipment has radically changed how we conduct everyday business. Do you realize that copiers and multifunction printers are also one of the leading causes of data breaches?

They are the one device on the network that commonly does not ever have the default password changed. After all, who would want to get in and copy your settings? There might be a different answer if you realize that quite often those copiers keep images of all pages scanned on an internal hard drive. Perfect for someone to anonymously access and steal social security records and sensitive business data.

Take steps to secure your MFP copier today. Change – or ask your IT support firm to change – default passwords on ALL network-connected devices. Don’t forget this rule when the copier lease is up and a new one is installed! A few quick steps can save a lot of personal data breaches and a lot of security headaches down the road.

Excel: Find the Needle in the Haystack With VLOOKUP

VLOOKUP finds information in another table, and brings back related information to the cells you’re working with. And, with the TRUE argument, it will find the information with an approximate match. In this example it looks up 0.92, and finds the closest match: 0.9. Then it brings back the value in the next column to the right of 0.9 which is the letter A.

Keyboard Keys

Shortcut of the Week

Using keyboard shortcuts increases productivity. Pressing Ctrl + Z (Cmd + Z for Macs) will undo any change. For example, if you cut text, Ctrl + Z will undo the cut. Pressing Ctrl + Y (Cmd + Y) will redo the undo. Pressing either combination multiple times will undo or redo multiple changes.

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!

  • Thursday, August 29 – Free Productivity Enhancing Tools Included with Office 365 That You Probably Aren’t Using in Your Business

Follow the link to register for more information.

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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
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