Teaching Common Sense

If you are sitting at your desk right now and your looking around do you see your password taped anywhere? Think about the last time you changed your password; don’t lie to yourself say the day and date out loud. Can’t remember right?

What about your working documents and spread sheets? How many of those do you have on your desktop so you can access those just as easy as someone walking by your computer? Before leaving your Windows computers, “Hold down the Windows Key and hit L”. This will lock your computer.

Do you use online storage, I wrote about them here in the past, Dropbox, Google Drive, Box or any of the other hundreds? Do you encrypt your files using True Crypt before uploading it to those sites? Why not True Crypt is FREE and easy to use.

The great point that the IU13 team was sharing with us is that you have to care for your networks and data. You have to lock it down before someone finds a pass key into your stuff. Just how secure are your honeymoon pictures?

I will be doing a video soon on True Crypt for my You Tube channel. We need to get secure folks and I want to help everyone who follows this blog.


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One Response to Teaching Common Sense

  1. Brian Palmer says:

    Earlier today I set up an account with an online vendor.
    I used a secure passwords using upper & lower case letters, numbers and special characters.
    Imagine my outrage when they e-mailed confirmation to me using an auto response mailer and included my password!
    E-mail is not secure; they might as well have published my credit card number!

    Of course I immediately informed them of the problem. Hopefully they will correct it promptly

    It seems common sense is lacking when it comes to security even with online financial transactions.

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