Remote Computer Access: What is it and what are the risks?

Remote computer access is the ability to access another computer or network that isn’t in your physical presence. Remote computer access allows an employee to access a computer desktop and its files from a remote location. This helps enable an employee who is working from home, for instance, to work effectively. With the 2020 outbreakContinue reading “Remote Computer Access: What is it and what are the risks?”

What is Two-Factor Authentication?

And why aren’t passwords good enough? Before addressing the question ‘what is two-factor authentication’ or ‘what is 2FA,’ let’s consider why it’s important to do everything you can to improve your online account security. With so much of our lives happening on mobile devices and laptops, it’s no wonder our digital accounts have become a magnet forContinue reading “What is Two-Factor Authentication?”

5 reasons why software updates are important

You’re probably no stranger to those little pop-up windows. They tell you software updates are available for your computer, laptop, tablet, or mobile device. You might be tempted to click on that “Remind me later” button. Don’t do it. Or, at least don’t put off updating your software for long. Software updates are important toContinue reading “5 reasons why software updates are important”

Everything You Need to Know About Slow Internet Speeds

Restricted to our homes for months now, many of us have been putting up with a persistent annoyance: a lousy internet connection. When we are working, a video call with colleagues becomes pixelated, with delayed audio. When we are relaxing, movies and video games take ages to download. In the worst cases, the connection dropsContinue reading “Everything You Need to Know About Slow Internet Speeds”

5 WAYS TO PROTECT YOUR KIDS ONLINE

If you have kids, you probably want some control over what they do online. Think of the internet as a big city, but without an adequate police force. That’s where you come in. Many families spend a lot of time at home — more so, recently, due to health concerns related to COVID-19, the diseaseContinue reading “5 WAYS TO PROTECT YOUR KIDS ONLINE”

How to Stay Safe as States Reopen

More than two months into the pandemic, many of us are trying to find a way to navigate our new normal in a safe, sustainable way. Quarantine fatigue is very real! Even normally cautious people are struggling with taking the proper precautions, simply because of how long this has been going on. As time goes on, it’s important we haveContinue reading “How to Stay Safe as States Reopen”

What is an SSL certificate?

An SSL certificate is a type of digital certificate that provides authentication for a website and enables an encrypted connection. These certificates communicate to the client that the web service host demonstrated ownership of the domain to the certificate authority at the time of certificate issuance. This authentication process is much like sealing a letter in anContinue reading “What is an SSL certificate?”

How to keep your cell phone clean in the COVID-19 era: Inside and Out

Knowing how to keep your smartphone clean is important anytime, but it might seem especially urgent now, due to COVID-19. Cleaning is top of mind during the coronavirus pandemic. You might regularly wash everything from your hands to your doorknobs. It’s a good idea to make sure your cell phone is on your cleaning list.Continue reading “How to keep your cell phone clean in the COVID-19 era: Inside and Out”