4 Ways to Protect Your Smartphone from Damage

Smartphones have become indispensable tools in many people’s professional and personal lives. These mobile devices let you stay connected and organized at work, at home, and on the go. While smartphones are popular because of their portability, this aspect also makes them prone to physical damage. Having to repair or replace a damaged smartphone can be expensive. Plus, you run …

How to Avoid Falling Victim to Fake Malware Alerts

Suppose you are working on your computer and suddenly an alert pops up telling you that your computer is infected with a virus. Would you be able to tell whether this alert is legitimate? Don’t feel bad if you said "no". Cybercriminals have become adept at creating fake malware alerts, so it is sometimes hard to determine whether an alert …

Buying New Smartphones for Your Business? Watch out for Preinstalled Malware

In March 2017, a security firm found malware on 36 Android devices purchased by two companies. Several different types of malicious programs were discovered, including the Slocker mobile ransomware and Loki malware. Slocker encrypts your files and requires payment to unlock them, whereas Loki steals data and takes control of devices. Finding malware on smartphones that employees use for work …

How to Replace Weak Passwords with Strong Ones

Many websites and online services have users sign in to their account with an email address-based username. While this makes it easier for people to remember their login information, it also makes it easier for hackers to gain access to users’ accounts. And when this login information contains weak passwords, hacking into the accounts becomes child’s play for cybercriminals. Using …

How the Internet of Things Is Changing Cybersecurity

The Internet has radically changed society over the last few decades. It will continue to shake things up in the years to come as consumers are starting to connect thermostats, lights, refrigerators, and other unconventional devices to the web. This phenomenon is known as the Internet of Things (IoT). The IoT is not limited to consumer devices. Companies are also …

5 Questions to Ask When Choosing a CRM Solution

Companies use customer relationship management (CRM) solutions to track, organize, and store information about their current and potential customers. They then use this information to enhance their sales, marketing, and customer service efforts in order to improve profitability. CRM software is an established market with many offerings, which can make it difficult to select a solution. Here are five questions …

7 Ways to Secure Your Smartphone

Smartphones are so small and portable that it is easy to forget that you have a powerful computer in your pocket or purse. However, they are increasingly becoming the target of theft, ransomware, viruses, and other types of malware. As a result, you need to take steps to protect your device as well as the data on it. Here are …

The Pros and Cons of Moving Your Email Services to the Cloud

Email is an essential communication tool for most businesses. While email services have traditionally been provided on-premises, an increasing number of companies are moving their email services to the cloud. Almost 60 percent of businesses worldwide now use either Microsoft Office 365 or Google G Suite, according to the Bitglass 2016 Cloud Adoption Report. Office 365 is deployed in 34.8 …

How to Make Apps More Accessible in Windows 10

Windows 10 lists the six apps you use most often at the top of Start menu. To open a program that you use less often, you have to scroll down the Start menu’s long list of apps or start typing the program’s name in the search box. To save time and effort, you can create a shortcut on your desktop …