IT Security Tip #1: This will SHOCK you about bank fraud on business accounts
Did you know your COMPANY’S bank account doesn’t enjoy the same protections as a personal bank account? For example, if a hacker takes money from your business account, the bank is NOT responsible for getting your money back. (Don’t believe me? Go ask your bank what their policy is on refunding you money stolen from your account!) Many people think FDIC protects you from fraud; it doesn’t. It protects you from bank insolvency, NOT fraud.
Quick Tip: Set up e-mail alerts on your account so you are notified any time money is withdrawn from your account. The FASTER you catch fraudulent activity, the better your chances are of keeping your money. If you contact the bank IMMEDIATELY, you have a very high probability of foiling a hacker’s attack.
PowerPoint: Use your smartphone as a remote control and laser pointer
Your smartphone can be a laser pointer and remote control when you’re showing a PowerPoint presentation.
- Add the PowerPoint app to your iPhone, Android phone, or Windows phone.
- Connect your smartphone to the projector by using an HDMI adapter, or connect wirelessly by using AirPlay, ChromeCast, or Miracast.
- Advance through the slides with a touch, or emphasize key ideas with the laser pointer.
Shortcut of the Week
Pressing Ctrl + Tab or Ctrl + Shift + Tab moves between open tabs.
Jason’s Tech Corner
Submitted by Jason Risner – Solutions Engineer, The Computer Center
Disney+ has only been officially available for only a few days, and already thousands of accounts have managed to be compromised.
It does not appear to be a problem with the Disney+ website itself. One cause is malware that stole users’ usernames and passwords for Disney+. Hackers are also gaining access by using stolen passwords from other sites that were hacked. This can only happen if people reuse the same passwords on multiple websites.
This incident underscores the importance of safe password handling practices, like using separate passwords for each website and using a secure password manager like LastPass to generate and save those passwords.
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James Pearson, President
The Computer Center
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Janesville, WI 53545