Posts Tagged ‘Firewall’

How Secure is That Business Computer?

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Many times when in businesses, I am asked for personal information.  Usually I do not provide it and if required to do so, I voice my concerns.  The person asking me for the information may think I am paranoid or difficult, but I am simply practicing what I preach.

How many businesses really take proactive steps to ensure they are protecting their customer’s data?  What are their browsing habits?  Do they visit gambling or pornography sites?  Is their anti-virus software up-to-date?  Do they have a firewall?  I could go on and on, but you get my drift.

It is our responsibility to keep our personal data secure.  Just because someone asks for information doesn’t mean you have to give it to them.

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Spyware and Malware Misconception #4

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

The firewall and security tools provided in the Microsoft Operating System are all the maintenance and protection I need.

Again, this is a terrible misconception. Microsoft does NOT include ALL of the security features to protect your data from viruses, hackers, and data loss or prevent your PC from running slowly.

As a matter of fact, there is no one single vendor that provides ALL of the system security features you need to keep your computer and files safe from harm.

Security and protection from these malicious attacks takes a multi-faceted, layered approach.

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