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Posted May 07, 2015 by

How to keep your computer and online accounts safe from internet crooks

Shield antivirus and laptop, abstract (done in 3d)

Shield antivirus and laptop, abstract (done in 3d). Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

The internet bears a love/hate relationship from many people. Whether you are a consumer using the internet to find a new dentist or check your e-mails or you are a business that operates predominantly online, there are thousands of reasons for you to be online. Whether you spend five minutes or five hours at a time online, you must make sure that you are secure. Just one little slip up can cause you to be at the mercy of those pesky internet crooks. You do not have to be a computer guru, nor do you need any type of degree; there are many easy ways to keep your computer and your personal information perfectly safe. (more…)

Posted May 31, 2013 by

Is There Social Media Privacy on Your Entry Level Job?

Does your employer require access to your social media passwords at your entry level job?  The following post discusses whether or not he or she should be allowed to do so.

Everyone will expect to protect their privacy while using social media networks like Facebook and Twitter. It is a common expectation that people’s right to speech and religion are respected while they use social media outlets. In America, no one needs to provide their confidential information like passwords as a condition of employment. Social media is predominantly

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Does Your Boss Have Right to Access Your Social Media Password?

Posted August 23, 2012 by

5 Tips for Securing Your Work Laptop and Mobile Devices

Young Male Thief Holding LaptopHow secure is your information at work? Of the 26 percent of workers who reported having office laptops, 61 percent said they have critical, sensitive information stored on them. According to CareerBuilder’s latest nationwide study, a significant number of workers may be putting their company or themselves at risk by failing to secure their laptop, sharing passwords or clicking on links from unknown sources. The study was conducted online by Harris Interactive© from May 14 to June 4, 2012 and included more than 3,800 workers nationwide.

What type of proprietary information is stored on laptops?

In addition to office-related data and documents, a notable percentage of workers said their laptops currently house a variety of personal files. When asked to identify the type of sensitive information that can be found on their office computers, workers with laptops pointed to: (more…)

Posted April 10, 2012 by

Contrary to Media Reports, Employers Aren’t Asking For Facebook Passwords

Mark Mehler and Gerry Crispin of CareerXroadsThis non-starter article from the Associated Press was everywhere in March and, from our point of view, much ado about nothing. Not one public company was named and the authors of this and other articles misled readers into thinking, erroneously we believe, that this ‘trend’ among US firms of all sizes and stripes was real and growing. #Yellowjournalismatitsbest.

We cannot imagine any rational firm requiring candidates to fork over their passwords. Can you just see doing that and then discovering the person was last seen celebrating their pregnancy with their friends? Or, how about forcing a candidate to disclose their recent private status where they were praying (shared only with family and friends) for some less than popular outcomes? #classaction (more…)