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World Password Day is an excellent opportunity to get expert tips and insights on choosing and using strong passwords. Here are some of our top picks from the iFeeltech team:

Everyone agreed that passwords need to be supplemented with MFA (Multi-Factor Authentication) or at least 2FA (Two-Factor Authentication).

Data breaches are still mainly caused by stolen, cracked passwords. Of course, there are other types of attacks – from malicious software to social engineering – but this shows that passwords play a central role in anyone’s security posture.

It is alarming that so many people still use their child’s name or birth date as a password; most people are still not using unique, strong passwords.

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If you want to set up a comfortable and stable home office, it’s necessary to consider the technical aspects of your space. Here are some tips for creating a tech-friendly environment:

Benefits of Working from Home

The home office has become increasingly common over the past decade. However, its big boom only started at the beginning of 2020 due to the pandemic. 

It is now clear to many companies that working from home is not a passing trend but a valuable tool that can increase productivity. Even as the epidemic has somewhat decreased, the home office has remained a popular work option.

Home office setups can be a great way to improve productivity. They provide a comfortable and familiar workspace, which can help you focus and get your work done. Additionally, home offices can save you money on commuting costs.

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7 Ways to Improve your Network Security by iFeeltech IT Services Miami

Hackers don’t care how big or small your business is. What they care about is how weak your security is, so making sure that your network is protected against them is the best way to prevent your business being a victim of cyber crime.

Today, most hackers find targets by using automated scans and all they’re looking for is a chink in your network to exploit. That means that if you’re not protecting yourself properly, your small business is at risk.

Fortunately, most of these security measures are easy to implement, and if you don’t mind getting your hands dirty, you can easily knock this out in a rainy afternoon.

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It’s no longer news that Microsoft will no longer continue servicing Window XP users by providing regular updates or defense for that product after April 8, 2014. What we expect to hit the headlines is the numerous bugs and attacks, users of this product are expected to face on a daily basis.

According to a security vendor F-Secure, here are nine things die-hard XP users can do to protect their machines from such expected attacks.

Tip #1: Do not install any third party software you do not use or need at the moment and quickly uninstall any if you already have them installed. The older the installation, the more vulnerable it will be to attack.

Tip #2: Uninstall and disable all browser plugins for third party software. Turn off all your default settings and set your browsers to always ask you what to with PDFs and other software instead of just opening them by default.

Tip #3: Patch your Microsoft office fully if you have it installed on your machine to reduce its chances of endangering your device by exposing it to external attacks.

Tip #4: Always make use of an anti-virus like McAfee, Bit Defender, Avira and the rest and ensure that your installed firewalls are regularly updated.

Tip #5: Windows XP usually comes with the Internet Explorer browser, but cannot support the latest versions beyond IE 9 thus making the security features available in IE 10 and 11 obsolete for it. It’s highly recommended that you install another current browser like Mozilla and make it your default browser.

Tip #6: Install the latest updates which happen to be the final ones for Windows XP so that your machines can start this new unsupported phase of their lives free from the latest known malware or attacks.

Tip #7: Always Isolate your XP machines by placing them on separate networks so you can easily protect your modern devices from any attack which might result from your vulnerable XP devices.

Tip #8: Always place your computers on trusted networks behind a NAT router which often acts as a firewall for hardware.

Tip #9: If you can afford it, just consider upgrading your devices to a supported operating system to save yourself the hassles.

In conclusion, Windows XP installations are much more difficult to repair once they have been compromised than other known operating systems which make it a matter of necessity for anyone running his systems on such an obsolete system to consider these tips that can easily help prevent his devices from being exploited.

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These days, it’s absolutely important that every business have a medium for securing sensitive business data and records as the loss of such data can ruin or affect the smooth operations of these businesses. All such issues  have become history thanks to the evolution of cloud computing and storage systems which has made it easier for anyone to store and backup their files on servers hosted within the internet and which can be easily accessed from any part of the world as long as you’re connected to the Internet.

Dropbox is one cloud storage service provider that has revolutionized this industry in terms of how information can be shared and this has been of immense benefits to several small businesses. It has completely eliminated the need for expensive physical infrastructures usually used for storage. Read more