You know you’re guilty of it: using the same password for everything. Believe me, I understand how annoying it is to try to remember all those passwords. If you’re using the same password for sites that don’t share sensitive information, like a site you just read articles on, then it’s generally not a big deal. However, you wouldn’t want someone to exploit your login to NYTimes.com and use it to access your bank account.
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In light of all of the news about private data being shared, social media abuse, and other concerns keeping your data protected from prying eyes, I’ve come up with a few simple tips to keep your web browsing more private:
Even as businesses across the country go completely digital, and the entirety of their precious assets are stored on servers, the quality of many IT services providers has plummeted. In a misguided attempt to cut costs and save money, some shortsighted businesses are unable to see the utility of accurately priced IT options, so they opt for lower-tier, “break-fix” firms to keep their network afloat. Instead of paying monthly fees for managed services, they call up an IT professional only after something has broken down and pay them by the hour.
You’ve probably received notifications about the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) going into effect in the European Union (EU). As of May 2018, rules will be put into effect for organizations that do business with, and have data on, EU entities, which could be compromised or abused. GDPR seeks to establish one set of rules that all countries within the EU can apply to its members, as well as organizations outside the EU that touch this data.