I got a phone call today from 951-387-3979. I missed the call. So glad they left me this informative voicemail. I've attached the audio below followed by a transcript. This is not a solicitation call. There is currently a motion being filed to suspend all bank accounts bearing your name and social security number. To … Continue reading Threatening Voicemail Scams
I was in church this morning and watched the class teacher login to a personal website to access content using a work email address. So with that, the occasion for this post: should I use my work or personal email address when signing up for an website or other online service account? Let's talk about … Continue reading Work and personal email addresses (updated)
I see a lot of computers, servers and networks--both personally and professionally. And there are a few things we've got to talk about and data backup is one of them. Important questions to ask about your data backup system: #1 - What does it backup and how does it do it? Does it backup files, … Continue reading Not all data backups are created equal
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The year 2020 is going to be a significant year for Microsoft technology. Remember when Windows XP retired back in April 2014 after a 12 year run? Well... it's time for another round of technologies to enter retirement: Windows 7 Windows Server 2008 R2 Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Office 2010 Exchange Server 2010 These software … Continue reading Planning for your software’s end of life
Had another experience tonight where a GMail account was almost lost forever because the account recovery features were not configured. If you use a Google Account, make sure to to attach a mobile phone number capable of receiving text messages AND an alternate email address from which you can receive confirmation emails IF you ever … Continue reading Google users: setup your account recovery methods!
I decided to be intentional about my strengthening my password security and started utilizing the data available to me in my password manager that enables me to see the health of the passwords that I use. The LastPass security challenge enables me to see if my passwords are known to be compromised or weak based … Continue reading Do you know the answers to your security questions?