Password Management: Things You Should Know

Password Management and Security Risks of the Dark Web - Acacia IT, Tucson, AZ

  How should I manage my passwords? • Do you currently use a post-it note under your keyboard or in your top drawer to store your password(s)? • Is there a spreadsheet of passwords for all your sites someplace on your computer? • Have you used the same password over and over on all the…

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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Does it affect your business?

How does GDPR affect your business? GDPR is the General Data Protection Regulation being implemented in the EU. In short, the GDPR aims to protect the “personal data” of EU citizens.  This includes how the data is collected, stored, processed and destroyed. “Personal data” means information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. Here…

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Fake Emails: What You Need to Know

Teach your employees how to identify fake emails. Fake emails, generally called “phishing” and “spoofing” emails, are a constant threat. If you learn how to spot them, you can better protect your computers and data from malware, ransomware, and other attacks.     Here is what you need to know: Check the “from” address Most…

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The Best Way to Protect Your Company from Ransomware

I am asked on a daily basis, “How do we protect our company from ransomware?” A lot of you know of, or have friends that have been infected with Ransomware and were not prepared. They have paid ransom and have, in cases, lost all of their data. Ransomware is such a scary topic to many,…

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AcaciaIT is causing a Ruckus!

AcaciaIT is causing a Ruckus! No that is not a misspelling, AcaciaIT has recently become a Ruckus Wireless Partner. Ruckus wireless devices are the high-end access points used in stadiums, concert venues, hotels and convention centers. We have recently installed the first phase of wireless for the Pima County Fairgrounds RV and convention center (Old…

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Why should you switch to Office 365?

Microsoft is changing the way you Office. In the past, Microsoft sold you a CD with the Microsoft Office software on it and allowed you to install it on up to 3 computers/devices. They are now moving to a “monthly service plan” or “subscription” style for Office (and presumably this is just the beginning of…

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Ask the IT expert

  Avast SafePrice Avast has a new plugin application to its antivirus software called SafePrice. SafePrice is a part of the Online Security Browser extension. Its purpose is to help you find whatever you are shopping online for at cheaper prices from secure trusted vendors. If you choose to use it, a small bar will…

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Pokemon Go for your business?

The latest rage in internet games is here and it’s name is Pokemon Go. You have by now at least heard of the game but how can your business profit from it? There are several ways; Use a Lure Module; You can purchase a Pokemon Lure Module for a little over a $1 per hour.…

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Keyboard Security Risk!

Watch out for Keysniffer! There is a new security threat whereby a Hacker could get your passwords answers to your security questions and other private information. Keysniffer simply grabs whatever you are typing on your keyboard and sends it to the hacker. The good news is the hacker must be within 250ft of you to…

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Why should you switch to Office 365?

Microsoft is changing the way you Office. In the past Microsoft sold you a CD with the Microsoft Office software on it and allowed you to install it on up to 3 computers/devices. They are now moving to a “monthly service plan” or “subscription” style for Office (and presumably this is just the beginning of…

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