Ways to Stay Secure Online
1. Hook up to a network that you know.
Free Wi-Fi is tempting, but be sure that you consider who is providing the connection. Public connections at the local coffee shop are usually unsecured and leave your machine open to outsiders. While these networks provide a convenience, there are risks to be aware of.
2. Bank and shop with caution.
Shopping from familiar websites is a good place to start. Stick with the reputable sites that are tried and true – like Amazon or eBay. Also, when checking out and finalizing the purchase, look for the ‘padlock’ symbol or the abbreviation ‘https’ in the address bar at the top of your browser. This will ensure that you are on a secure, encrypted part of this webpage. Keeping an eye on your bank statements for suspicious activity is always a good idea, among these other best practices for shopping online.
What to do if you fall victim to an Equifax-related scam
used with permission from Norton by Symantec
It can seem inevitable: Whenever a catastrophe happens — whether a natural disaster or a financial one like a major data breach — scammers jump at the opportunity to take advantage of people’s fears and emotions to commit fraud and identity theft. On September 14, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission published a blog warning that scammers posing as Equifax employees are calling people asking them to verify account information.1
Aligning Objects in PowerPoint
A key to achieving a professional, clean, and crisp looking presentation is aligning objects on your slides. Make sure they are well-placed and lined up! Rather than eyeballing the placement of your pictures and textboxes, you can make precise, subtle adjustments with PowerPoint’s alignment options. These tools can transform a higgledy-piggledy collection of objects into a neat arrangement in a flash!
Here we’ll show you how to select multiple objects on your PowerPoint slide and arrange and align them.
Windows 10 Tip: Browse full screen in Microsoft Edge
used with permission from Windows Blogs
by Elana Pidgeon
Did you know with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, you can now browse full screen in Microsoft Edge?
Simply select the Settings and more menu and click the “Full screen” arrows icon, or press “F11” on your keyboard. Full screen mode hides things like the address bar and other items from view so you can focus on your content.
Business Continuity Tip
Non-Technical Security Practices on the Go
Strong security isn’t just about the cyber domain of strong passwords and blocking malware. You also safeguard sensitive information with physical security and cautious behavior. Here are some non-technical security tips for Security Practices on the Go:
- Keep an eye on your devices and never leave them with strangers.
- Look for privacy in places like airports and coffee shops. Sit where no one can see over your shoulder.
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson