Just Mousing Around Newsletter ~ Volume 20 Issue 6 ~ June 2021
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From the Workbench...

It’s summer time and many delayed visits & vacations are finally happening. We still want to stay "connected" whether by email or social sites. From coffee shops, to airports, to restaurant, most public places offer WiFi for free. Who doesn't like 'free'? Yet using unsecured WiFi hotspots, expose you to cyber crooks if we realize it or not. They could potentially gain your login information to sites or other input details and use that data. Below are some safety tips.

Safety tips for WiFi Hotspots
1. While accessing free, unsecured WiFi hotspots, avoid accessing sites where you have to login or give away your financial information, such as social sites, email accounts, online bank accounts, online stores, etc.
2. If you should login, then prefer websites with an ‘https’ address. However, be warned that although these web sites may be secure, they are not foolproof.
3. If you have to carry out an urgent online banking transaction, always prefer a secure WiFi network even if you have to pay for it.
4. Disable file sharing on your computer. This minimizes the risk of an attacker to barge into the personal data on your machine.
5. Create strong passwords – avoid using dictionary words, your name, birth date or pet’s name. Use uppercase letters, special characters, meaningless words or phrases. (Please refer to the last couple months newsletters for more info on passwords.)
6. Use different passwords for every online account.
7. Avoid checking ‘Remember me’, ‘Remember password’, ’Keep me logged in’ boxes.
8. Always manually select WiFi networks. Do not let your computer automatically connect to them.
9. Turn OFF WiFi when not in use, and always remember to log out.
10. Ensure that your computer’s antivirus or phone’s antivirus software is up-to-date, and so are its operating system, software, and Internet browsers.

So, remember that free, unsecured WiFi hotspots can be “ok” if you're planning on just browsing sites. Stay safe!

Some newsletter info from: http://blogs.quickheal.com/wp/the-dangers-of-unsecured-wifi-networks/
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301 East 1st St, Ste #7
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Customers with Windows 7 installed on their PC, please take note.
Support for Microsoft Windows 7 has ended. Microsoft announced Windows 7 end of support Jan. 2020.
Ok, I’ve decided to get a new computer. What if I want some of the data from the old one to the new one?
We can help with that. We've helped many customers’ transition to a new computer. Give us a call or see us at 301 East 1st St, Suite #7. We’ll try to help make this shift a little smoother.
If you would like to see more information regarding Windows 7 End of Support information you can visit Microsoft’s website: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-7-end-of-life-support-information
Regarding Covid-19, We are following recommended guidelines. Wipe down your keyboard & mouse, just as we are. If you are not feeling well or have symptoms please do not come in. If you are needing service, call us to discuss some options. Keep positive. Stay healthy & use common sense. Soon we'll be on the other side of this.
Want to reduce your stress? How about a Tai Chi class via Zoom in your own home? More details here.
Safe & Happy
4th of July!
Going on vacation or gone a few days visiting family & friends? That’s the perfect time to have some regular computer maintenance done. Contact us for your vacation time maintenance.