IT Security Tip #13: DON’T use Public WiFi Until you Read This
We’re all guilty of it: connecting to free public WiFi. Whether it’s at the coffee shop, hotel or airport, the temptation to check e-mail and surf the web is just too strong to resist. So BEFORE you connect to any free, public WiFi, make sure the connection is legitimate.
It’s not uncommon for hackers to set up fake clones of public WiFi access points to try and get you to connect to THEIR WiFi over the legitimate, safe public one being made available to you. Before connecting, check with an employee of the store or location to verify the name of the WiFi they are providing. Next, NEVER access financial, medical or other sensitive data while on public WiFi. Also, don’t shop online and enter your credit card information unless you’re absolutely certain the connection point you’re on is safe and secure.
Microsoft Teams: Stay in the Loop With Activity Alerts
The Activity tab notifies you when somebody @mentions you or directly interacts with a message or conversation you’ve started.
It also shows you any channel activity for which you’ve turned on notifications in Settings.
The number on the Activity bell indicates how many alerts you have waiting.
You’ll find the Activity tab at the top of the navigation pane on the left.
Shortcut of the Week
Have more than one window and would like to split view two windows on the same screen? EASY! Simply select the window you would like to move first and while holding down the Windows key on your keyboard, press either the Left or Right arrow to snap it to either the left or right side of the screen. If you have 3 or more windows you would like displayed, then when you hold down the Windows key + Left or Right Arrow, also use the up or down arrow to then move the window to the upper or lower 1/4 of the screen. See image below as an example of the finished result.
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