IT Security Tip #2: Working from home? DON’T! Until you read this…
If you plan on catching up on some work from home AND you’re using a personal device such as a smartphone or personal laptop – DON’T! Unless your personal device is covered under our plan, you could accidentally introduce a virus to the company’s network.
ONLY devices that are under our vigilant watch of patching, updating and monitoring should be used to work remote. Side Note: We can set up a way for you to work from home securely; call our office if you would like us to set that up: (608) 755-1524.
Microsoft Teams: Tag people to get your message noticed
@Mentions call attention to your message.
In a chat or channel conversation, type @, followed by your teammate’s name or email address, and select them.
They’ll get a notification in their Activity feed about the conversation.
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Jason’s Tech Corner
Submitted by Jason Risner – Solutions Engineer, The Computer Center
The humble USB charger is making the news again ahead of the big holiday travel season. Innocent-looking public USB “chargers” can infect your phone or mobile device with malware, or record and mirror its screen. The safest way to charge your device is to use your own charger plugged into an AC outlet. However, there are power-only cables you can buy that allow you to safely use public chargers. This article from ZDNet explains further:
Officials warn about the dangers of using public USB charging stations
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