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3 Ways Email Encryption Keeps Your Messages Safe

3 Ways Email Encryption Keeps Your Messages Safe

Defining Encryption Encryption means that your data is scrambled in a way that obscures it from just anyone viewing it. What this means for email is that only the intended recipient can decrypt it, preventing those who might try to intercept it from being able to read it. For business email, this is particularly helpful.

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Tip of the Week: Extremely Useful Word Tips

Tip of the Week: Extremely Useful Word Tips





Microsoft Word is one of those computer applications that has so many tricks hidden in it that you constantly have opportunities to show off how much you’ve learned. These skills could make or break your job performance under the right conditions, and if you know how to use them efficiently, they can help you save your job if it’s in peril.

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Bing Offers Malware and Filth

Bing Offers Malware and Filth

With a meager market share that is one-third the size of Google’s, one would think that Bing would be trying to keep controversy away from a user’s search results. However, the Microsoft search engine has recently encountered a few notable PR disasters that may be enough to convince some not to use it - especially if it leads to a security breach.

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Are You Prepared to Weather Any Disaster?

Are You Prepared to Weather Any Disaster?

Do Your Research All disaster scenarios demand that you’re prepared with a business continuity plan, but the degree to which a business is susceptible to a natural disaster can vary by geographical location. Not all businesses will be vulnerable to hurricanes, for example, but there are countless other scenarios that could complicate things for your business. The statistics say that 30 percent of all downtime is caused by environmental factors, which includes anything from flooding and hurricanes to a little bit (or a lot of) humidity or extreme weather.

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Tip of the Week: Who Should Have Admin Accounts?

Tip of the Week: Who Should Have Admin Accounts?

Why is an Admin Account Such a Big Deal? An administrator account is basically the highest level of privilege that you can give to someone on your network. Compared to the traditional user account, an admin account can do much, much more--and this isn’t necessarily a good thing. Keeping more traditional accounts than administrator accounts is a best practice because it minimizes risk to your network. This keeps an ordinary user from making drastic changes to a network, like installing software or moving important files around.

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Defining Encryption Encryption means that your data is scrambled in a way that obscures it from just anyone viewing it. What this means for email is that only the intended recipient can decrypt it, preventing those who might try to intercep...

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