Office 365 was released in 2011 as a cloud-based version of the popular Microsoft Office product line. Instead of getting new CDs every time Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other programs update, users enjoy automatic upgrades for a monthly subscription fee. Without the CDs, though, where is Office 365 installed? Are there files on the computer,…

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You may have heard that longer passwords are stronger passwords, but is that really the case? What is the best password length for security? How long should a passphrase be? In this quick guide, we’ll go over the basics for creating a secure online password.  The difference between a password and a passphrase The terms…

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LastPass is one of the most popular password management services out there, and it’s trusted by many users. But is it really secure? Why password managers exist Keeping track of passwords for everything online can get hard, so many users fall back on lazy habits like using the same password for everything. That’s horrible for…

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Garmin is in trouble. The famous manufacturer of sports, outdoor and fitness technology was brought to its knees by a ransomware attack in mid-2020, prompting days of outages. It’s not the first organization to fall victim to this kind of attack though, and it certainly won’t be the last. Ransomware has grown in popularity in…

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Phishing is one of the most common online attacks. Last year 22 percent of attacks came through phishing, and if you’re not careful you could be a victim. This method of stealing someone’s data by spoofing a message from a legitimate company is an insidious trick that can be easier to fall for than you…

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Even our storage is online now. With the rise of SaaS companies and many cloud storage solutions, everyone from the average consumer to the largest corporations in the world have moved their data storage to the cloud. But what does “the cloud” actually mean? What cloud storage is You’ve probably driven by a storage locker…

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Office 365 is the latest edition of the popular Microsoft Office software, and it’s merged with online functionality to the point where you need an Internet connection for most tasks. But is it possible to work offline? How autosave works If you’re working on an online file in SharePoint or OneDrive, your changes will be…

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Today’s smartphones and some computers have a variety of different methods that can be used to unlock them. Two of the most common are fingerprints (especially on newer and higher-end smartphones) and PINs. But which one is most secure? How fingerprint biometrics work When you’re logging into your phone with a fingerprint, you might think…

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More and more companies are switching to cloud solutions instead of having an on premise server, meaning one located in the same physical location as the business. So how can you tell when your small business actually needs a server? Or do small businesses ever need a server?

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Cloud storage is extremely popular today, and we’re big fans. People are using tools from DropBox to OneDrive to store their files. But in a business environment, one major concern is the security of cloud storage. Nothing about the cloud makes it any more or any less secure than any other file storage method.

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