schedule for your life, the links to your friends and
livelihood, and even much of the content of what you do
living on or between your phone, notebook PC or even an iPad-like
More-and-more we depend on these
tools just to get through a normal day. So losing a device or
having it stolen has consequences that
begin with inconvenience, and that can
quickly generate losses that
'cost' much more than the involved device or the effort to
We recommend you take a moment right now to consider precautions
that you can take to protect yourself, some of them may include:
- Is your phone locked between uses?
We find a phone
password too onerous, but our Android phone's unlock pattern
feature is easy enough to provide a bit of protection.
- Does your phone/notebook have a password?
Even a simple password
'123' or 'asd' can significantly slow down an un-authorized
- Is your data protected if you loose a
There is easy to use
software that can protect data. It's possible to have the
same password you use in #2 to also open an encrypted hard disk so that
your data is protected, even from an aggressive thief.
- Are your electronic devices smart enough to
'Phone Home' when they are
lost or stolen?
Software is available
to routinely check-in for your online request. If a
device goes missing you get on the Internet and essentially
ask it to 'Phone Home' the next
time it's gains access to the Internet. (At 2SS.Com we're using the
software that lets us track up to 3 devices including a notebook
and Android phone.)
- Would you like to have the
assurance that data on a lost/stolen device is deleted?
Some remote monitoring software (e.g. like Prey) allows
you to wipe your data off the stolen device.
- Is you data or at least your important
data backed up?
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- Do you save passwords to make accessing
Apps and websites easier?
Either you should not save passwords on your
portable devices, Or you should
consider getting a password management program that manages them
securely for you. (At 2SS.Com we use a program called
RoboForm that has
versions for PCs as well as for phones like Android, iPhone,
Blackberry, and more. You can even have it keep passwords
in sync on all your devices.)
detailed information on this topic see the Yahoo News article
Your Life: Simple security for your cell phone" or call us
for help securing your devices.
INTERESTING INFO., LINKS
REAL PC SPEED-UP -OR-
"Cleanup Utilities are a compelling
sell to Windows users. We
want to believe that our PC is still
the same snappy spring chicken it
was when we bought it, and that it
just needs the light touch of a
cleanup tool to start sprinting
again. The reality is a bit
different: You might feel
better after running a utility-but
judging from our testing, your PCs
overall performance is unlikely to
change much. Instead of
investing in a clean-up utility,
uninstall old programs for
short-term speed boost, and save
your cash for a hardware upgrade." (Quoted from: PCWorld
magazine, "Cleanup Utilities",
August 2011, page 84)
pleased to call your attention to
new/updated certifications with
American Power Conversion
QuickBooks (Adding 2010 and 2011
to 2007, 2008 and 2009) and Symantec.
(We're aiming next at an update
Small Business Specialist
YOU UP TO DATE? - A
recent ZDNet article titles "Microsoft
expecting exploits for critical IE
vulnerabilities" advised that
"Microsoft today warned that
multiple gaping security holes in
its Internet Explorer browser could
expose millions of Web surfers to
hacker attacks via rigged web
pages." and that "Because these
vulnerabilities expose IE and
Windows users to drive-by download
without any user action
beyond surfing to a booby-trapped
web site, Microsoft is strongly
recommending that all Windows users
apply the patch immediately".
If you need help insuring your PC is
safe please let us know? You
may also be interested in our
newsletter article titled "A
Script of PC Maintenance".
NEXT FOUR Industries to be
Revolutionized by the Internet
- Prime candidates
Publishing and Financial Payments... Find out why in
this 9-7-11 ZDNet article.
Win XP FINALLY
FALLS BELOW 50%
- In July 2011, ten years after
being released, Windows XP's market
share - measured by online usage,
has finally slipped to just under 50
percent of all users.
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