20 Mar 2020

The risks of autocomplete passwords


Hackers may have found another way of tracking you via seemingly harmless autocomplete passwords. Here’s what you need to know.

Why auto-fill passwords are so dangerous

Certain web browsers have integrated features that enable usernames and passwords to be automatically entered into a web form. There are also password manager applications that have made it easy to access login credentials. But these aren’t completely safe. They can become a liability if hackers gain access to computers or browsers.

For example, if a hacker gains access to just one account, it’ll be easier for them to obtain access to other accounts because the autocomplete feature will fill in all other saved credentials.

Tricking a browser or password manager into giving up saved information is incredibly simple. All a hacker needs to do is place an invisible form on a compromised webpage to collect users’ login information.

Using auto-fill to track users

For over a decade, there’s been a password security tug-of-war between hackers and cybersecurity professionals. Little do users know that shrewd digital marketers […]

The risks of autocomplete passwords2020-03-30T14:28:36-07:00
18 Mar 2020

7 Tips to prevent hermit habits when working at home


Working remotely comes with many benefits, such as saving you time and money on commuting, dealing less with office politics, having less stress at home, and reducing your risk of getting infected with the coronavirus. However, if you get too settled, you might experience what’s called hermit habit. Hermit habit is a term used to describe remote workers who become too settled with their remote job. So much so that they forget to do regular activities such as go outside, buy food and supplies, and engage in any physical activity.

Here are some tips to help you avoid it.

#1 Dress up for work

Just because you’re working from home doesn’t mean you don’t have to look professional. As strange as it may sound, planning what you’ll wear while working remotely can help you be more productive and take out the rut from wearing sweatpants and hoodies every day.

#2 Motivate your brain

Before you start your workday at home, you need to get your brain moving in the right direction. Author Ayn […]

7 Tips to prevent hermit habits when working at home2020-03-30T14:34:07-07:00
17 Mar 2020

The Importance of Teamwork and Collaboration


The World Economic Forum identifies the ability to work collaboratively and people management as important skills for the 2020 workplace. Contact GeeksHD to discover how we can help you empower collaboration and teamwork with #Microsoft 365.

The Importance of Teamwork and Collaboration2020-03-30T14:28:28-07:00
16 Mar 2020

A Day in the Life – Compliance


With chat, files, meetings, voice, apps and social backed by enterprise-grade security and reliability, Teamwork powered by #Microsoft365 provides the tools employees need to collaborate any time, any place and on any device. Check out this infographic to see how Teamwork productivity and collaboration tools empower a compliance officer to achieve more and protect sensitive company data.

A Day in the Life – Compliance2020-03-16T17:14:50-07:00
16 Mar 2020

IoT security 101: Things to remember


Internet of Things (IoT) devices and appliances are proving to be excellent ways to leverage automation in pursuit of profitability and customer satisfaction. As with any device that connects to the internet, they need to be configured to protect business and personal data. Read on for tips on how to do this.

Set passwords

Many users fail to realize that they can set passwords for IoT devices. Failing to do so makes their gadgets easy to hack. You have to make sure to create strong passwords — preferably with a combination of upper- and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols — and also put a smart and proactive password policy in place. Make use of all security options at your disposal, such as two-factor authentication (2FA) and regular password resets.

Disable Universal Plug and Play

Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) helps IoT gadgets discover and connect with other network devices. However, this feature can also be exploited as a gateway for hackers to infiltrate […]

IoT security 101: Things to remember2020-03-30T14:28:23-07:00
13 Mar 2020

Discover the best VoIP service for you


Forget about the days when your company spent a lot of money on long-distance phone calls to clients and partners. Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology now allows you to place and receive calls for free or for a minimal fee. Find out the various options for individual users and business owners alike by reading on.

There’s a VoIP service perfect for every business setup. Do you rarely leave your house and office, or are you usually on the move? If you’re a business owner, what’s the size of your company, and what factors matter most to you? Let’s take a look at some of the VoIP services available on the market to help you make a better decision regarding your means of telephony.

Residential VoIP services

For this type of VoIP, you use an adapter to connect your landline phone to a Wi-Fi modem to make and receive calls over the internet. Depending on the plan you choose, you’ll be billed each month for either unlimited services […]

Discover the best VoIP service for you2020-03-30T14:28:16-07:00
11 Mar 2020

Master OneNote in no time


OneNote is a useful but underutilized program that comes with Microsoft Office. With OneNote, you can create and share digital notebooks that contain handwritten or typed notes, drawings, screen clippings, audio commentaries, and more. This takes your note-taking to another level, allowing you to integrate multimedia as well as share notes and collaborate with other users. Here’s how you can master this remarkable app.

Organize your digital notebook

While both Microsoft Word and OneNote let you create text-heavy documents, they store and display saved information differently. Word displays one document at a time, but OneNote shows you all your documents at once.

When you open the desktop version of OneNote for the first time, it shows you a default Notebook called “My Notebook.”

If you want to create another Notebook, click on the < beside the name of your current one, then choose +Notebook at the bottom of your screen.

You can customize a Notebook by separating it into subcategories called Sections, which are like dividers in a physical notebook. For instance, […]

Master OneNote in no time2020-03-30T14:27:53-07:00
10 Mar 2020

Open up a new line of communication. Subscribe now.


Subscribe now to stay informed on how #Microsoft #Teams, serving as the hub for teamwork in #Office365, can elevate and transform communication, collaboration, and teamwork across your entire organization. Sub this channel today, and start realizing the promise of a digital workspace.

Open up a new line of communication. Subscribe now.2020-03-30T14:27:44-07:00
10 Mar 2020

Should you use UPS for your network gear?


Smart business owners use an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) for emergency situations like a storm, fire, or other disasters. Often, a UPS is deployed for desktop computers to give employees ample time to save their work and prevent losing unsaved work. An even better power-saving strategy in emergency situations, however, is to use UPS for networking equipment.

UPS for network equipment

UPS systems provide backup power in case of outages and protect against power surges, which don’t just damage computers but also make you lose unsaved work. Deploying them for Wi-Fi routers and modems allows you to stay connected to the internet in what is typically a chaotic time.

Moreover, it makes sense not to just keep your PCs powered up, but to also have internet access during a disaster. This strategy works relatively well if your staff are predominantly laptop users, as that means you only need power for your Wi-Fi gear.

Better than generators

Although generators are indispensable for certain businesses, they also require greater upkeep. Small- and mid-sized businesses […]

Should you use UPS for your network gear?2020-03-30T14:27:39-07:00
9 Mar 2020

A new generation of communication tools for a new generation of Alcoa workers


At the Alcoa plant in Fjardaal, Iceland, a magnetic board was used to assign shifts, while company-wide announcements were made via standard email--both of which required people to be physically present. The adoption of #Microsoft #Teams transformed these otherwise manual tasks into a workflow better suited to a new generation of digitally savvy Alcoa employees who all carry smartphones. Watch the video to see the transformation, then contact GeeksHD to see how we can help transform your organization.

A new generation of communication tools for a new generation of Alcoa workers2020-03-30T14:27:32-07:00