As 2018 comes to an end, it is a great time to take stock of what IT advice we have shared with you over the past 12 months.
Smart devices can be a fun way to ask questions but of course there is always a risk that your privacy could be compromised. By using voice remotes (rather than adverts triggering your virtual assistant off), PINs to control voice purchases and placing your smart speaker away from doors and windows, you will stay safer online.
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February is home to Safer Internet Day. This year we focused on summarising our expertise (supporting local business in their IT needs in North London). We use our blog and social media to generate awareness on:
- the latest security alerts like October 2017’s “Krack Attack” which affected Wi-Fi networks
- upgrading your website from HTTP to HTTPS
- how to best prevent a cyber attack
- the importance of passwords
In addition our various IT support packages can give you peace of mind that your computers, software and data are being looked after.
In light of so many mobile phone thefts we advised our clients to:
- Insure your phone
- Back up your phone
- Activate your mobile phone’s security features
The buzz (or panic) word of May 2018 was GDPR. We reflected on what our world looked like after May 25th and noted that the three areas of IT most affected were:
- Data Encryption – companies need to demonstrate an understanding of what is needed to keep client data safe. If they don’t use encryption then they would need an alternative way of safe-guarding personal data.
- Passwords – If you choose not to use data encryption, do make sure that your important information is at least passworded.
We shared our tips to avoid those pesky wi-fi signal blackspots including
- Change the channel number
- Moving the router to a higher point within your building
- Direct your wi-fi signal
- Boosters, Extenders and Repeaters – What’s the difference?
- Change your router