Category: Useful Tips

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May 25, 2021

7 Ways to Protect Against Spoofing

What is Spoofing? According to the FCC, “Spoofing is when a caller deliberately falsifies the information transmitted to your caller ID display to disguise their identity.”  Scammers use spoofing to make it appear as though a call is coming from a local number, or a company or agency that you recognize and trust.  If you […]

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May 05, 2021

Password Management: Tell me your password isn’t Password

Prior to working in the IT field, I never took password management seriously. Keep in mind, that was 10 years ago and it wasn’t as important then as it is these days. I heard about password security, but it wasn’t something I was really concerned about. Once I got into the IT Industry, I took […]

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Apr 06, 2021

Microsoft Teams Calling – An Anywhere Phone System

For over a year, Microsoft Teams has been critical to our collaboration, connection, and communication. In addition to company meetings, virtual interviews, and project-specific channels, we also use Teams as our phone system. The numerous calling features and always-available (when you want to be) nature of Teams phones make it a great alternative to traditional, […]

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Feb 10, 2021

4 Ways to Stay Secure While Working From Home

It’s been nearly a year since millions made the move to a home office.  Working from home (WFH) has become the new norm for many, and it’s hard to tell when, or if, that will change.  Staying secure online is important, regardless of your physical location.  When you’re not on your company’s network, you’re more […]

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Dec 01, 2020

Giving Tuesday – How to Give Safely

Giving Tuesday is a great idea for organizations and people to give back to people in need, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, this causes concern for an increase in charity scams to arise. The Better Business Bureau provided some helpful tips to help anyone wanting to donate wisely and make the most of their generosity […]

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Nov 25, 2020

Stay Safe (Online) for the Holidays!

The holiday season is officially underway. Cybercriminals are known to exploit the vulnerabilities that come with challenging times, and 2020 has been nothing short of that. As we share our wish lists with family and friends, online shopping is likely to be more popular than ever. Phishing attempts that appeal to our desire to be […]

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Nov 06, 2020

I’ve been Phished. What do I do now?

In an online world, the odds are you regularly receive legitimate emails from utility companies, subscription services like Hulu or Netflix, delivery services like DoorDash or FedEx, even your bank or auto insurance provider. Cyber attackers recognize these companies as a great way to sneak into your device or capture your personal information. They’re using […]

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Oct 15, 2020

8 Questions to Ask Before Connecting Smart Devices

In light of it being cyber security awareness month (the 17th October in a row!) we thought it would be a good time to take a look at smart devices and your home network. As many of us work from home, now more than ever, we need to be vigilant about the new and fun […]

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Sep 24, 2020

ITSupportPanel for Efficient, Easy Support

ITSupportPanel epitomizes the Safety Net way – excellence through people, process, and tools. After extensive research and testing, we recently rolled out this insightful application to Your Net managed service clients as part of our standard toolset. ITSupportPanel offers the ability to log a support request (ticket) within seconds, check the ticket’s status, communicate with […]

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Sep 10, 2020

Scams Today and How to Avoid Them

Scams are everywhere, and cyber criminals are smart.  They look for ways to exploit trust and goodwill in the rest of society, and then they attack. When it comes to personal information, always remember it’s yours to know and yours to protect. The same is true for your technology – whether at home, school, or […]

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