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“No one understands the cloud!” Well maybe you should learn!

Everyone has internet at home, everyone has desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones!  Everyone hears this word “Cloud”, but does everyone know how to secure those devices from touching the cloud?  Do you know how your devices really work?  I don’t mean just knowing how to connect your device to the internet or being able to send a text or an email!

Do you know how the devices that your children are using work?  I know that we are all pretty bad about this and joke about “No one understanding the cloud!” but maybe it is about time we do learn about the cloud, or the devices that we use every day!  The devices that we say our entire life is on!  Our contacts, our pictures and videos our correspondence!  We should learn about stronger passwords and what our devices are actually connecting too!

Here are some starting places for you:

Guide To Keeping Your Private Photos Private

Email and Social Networking

Teach kids about using tech on the go

Stay Safe Online

You should also try to read the documentation or manuals on all the devices that you purchase to have a better understanding of their capabilities.

Andres

 

 

Experts-Exchange is getting a face lift!

For more than 15 years, our patented Q&A process has helped users find fast answers to their technology questions. In that time we’ve gone through nine site overhauls (and plenty of changes in between), but nothing quite like this.
With v.10 we’ve redesigned Experts Exchange from the ground-up: every line of java, every feature, every pixel has been rebuilt to
meet or exceed today’s standards. Along with a fresh interface and improved solution pages that make it easier to find your answer, we’ve added features to help make Experts Exchange a complete destination for technology help.
EE v.10 is currently in private beta. Request an invite! You can read more about it on the Experts Exchange Blog.


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Microsoft Security Center hacked days after online security director states "Microsoft unlikely to get hacked!"

Interestingly, the Microsoft search result poisoning exploit came just days after John Howie, senior director of online services security and compliance governance at Microsoft, told Britain’s Computing magazine that unlike RSA or Sony, Microsoft was extremely unlikely to be hacked by an advanced threat. “Sony was brought down because it didn’t patch its servers, it ran out of date software, and it coded badly. These are rookie mistakes,” said Howie. He likewise labeled RSA being exploited by a social engineering attack as a “rookie mistake.”

Read the full story here: http://www.informationweek.com/news/windows/security/231001352