10 Passwords to Avoid Using

It has been reported that even professional security researchers have been hacked. Poor password management has surpassed lack of antivirus protection as the biggest security concern.  Don’t let bad passwords cripple your business.  One bad, repetitive password can lead to ...

Setting up RDP through 2008 SBS Server to connect directly to Workstation vs. using RWW

When I saw this I just needed to share.  I thought this was one of the coolest tips I had ever seen in awhile.  I have always hated logging on to RWW then selecting my workstation and connection.  I also ...

Staying Safe on Social Network Sites

The popularity of social networking sites continues to increase, especially among teenagers and young adults. The nature of these sites introduces security risks, so you should take certain precautions. What are social networking sites? Social networking sites, sometimes referred to ...

How to Customize the Notification Area

We continue our series about the taskbar with a tutorial about the notification area. Although the notification area is present in the Windows graphical user interface since Windows 95, never before had it been so easy to customize as it ...

Turn Start Menu's Shut Down Button into Log Off, Lock, Restart, Sleep, or Switch User

One of the things we noticed about some Windows 7 users is that they do not use the Shut down button from the Start Menu to shut down their computers.  They use the power button from the computer case instead. ...

How to resize desktop icons in Windows 7

Wish the program and shortcut icons on your desktop were a little bigger so you could see them better? Or want to make them a little smaller so you can fit more in? There’s no need to click through a ...

Security and your Photocopier

This is a  video from CBS News depicting photocopy machines as security concern for companies because of the data it potentially retains on it’s hard drive of copies it’s made over it’s life span when it’s decommissioned. “Do you have ...

Resent Email in Outlook

Ever run into the situation where you had sent an email to someone, but they didn’t get it? Or maybe you sent an email a few weeks back to someone, but they deleted it and now they want you to ...

Understanding Bluetooth Technology

Cyber Security Tip ST05-015 Understanding Bluetooth Technology Many electronic devices are now incorporating Bluetooth technology to allow wireless communication with other Bluetooth devices. Before using Bluetooth, it is important to understand what it is, what security risks it presents, and ...

Change Default Log Off Button in Windows 7 Start Menu

By default, the Start Menu in Windows 7 is configured to with a small button at the bottom right to Log off, Shut Down, Restart, Sleep, etc. However, if you don’t want to use the default option of the button, ...