Covid-19 and Working RemotelyA How-To Technology Resource
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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.
Microsoft Tips for Office
Chat While You Edit
Collaborate with co-authors without ever leaving Word. Save your document to the cloud to get started. Available in Excel and PowerPoint, too.
Shortcut of the Week
Keep Computer and Programs Updated
There is no such thing as perfect software or hardware drivers. After the developer has released their program, they may discover errors and release updates to fix these problems. In the case of major software programs and operating systems, there can be several hundred updates and service packs released during its lifetime. Making sure your computer and its programs are up-to-date can help prevent problems.
Also, programs with plugins may need updates, for example, keeping your browser plugins up-to-date is important.
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James Pearson, President The Computer Center 39 S. Main St. – Upper Janesville, WI 53545 (608) 755-1524