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Day: June 22, 2018

How to Stay Safe Online – General Advice and Tips

Viruses, ransomware, scams, identity theft and loss of digital information are becoming more and more common as we move towards a digital age.

With digital security becoming more apparent, it is very important to adopt a good habit in keeping yourself and your family safe online. Below are some basic tips and hints to protect your identity, files and your personal device.

Keep your computer, smartphone and tablet clean

  • Keep your device up to date with the latest software
    Software updates provide enhancements and security updates.
  • Keep your security software (anti-virus) up to date
    Security software needs latest virus definitions to identify new and emerging virus/malware. Yes, even Mac’s and smartphones needs security software.
  • Scan external devices (USB)
    USB and external devices can carry virus from infected devices onto yours. Make sure you enable external device scanning to ensure it doesn’t get onto your computer

Be very web savvy online

  • Watch out for dangerous links and attachmentsWhen there is doubt, delete it. Links/attachments in emails, tweets, SMS, posts and advertising are way cyber criminals can compromise your device. If its suspicious or too good to be true, delete it, block or mark it as junk.
  • Check for trusted websites
    When banking online or shopping, ensure they have SSL (secure socket layer) security. SSL protects passwords and your banking information securely.
  • Beware of Phishing
    Phishing is a way for cyber criminals to mask legitimate website with their own to steal your confidential login. Do not click on any requests to verify your password unless you requested it.
  • Risks with public Wi-Fi Hotspots
    Adjust your security level on your device when accessing public networks. Your device firewall and anti-virus can detect and adjust automatically when connecting to different networks. Turn off your Wi-Fi to public networks when you don’t need to use it anymore.

Protect your personal information

  • Keep your password complex
    Don’t use generic password. Keep it complex with the combination of upper case/lower case characters, numbers and symbols. If it’s too hard to remember, use a secure password manager to keep track.
  • Use Two Step Verification
    Two step verification will make it more difficult to access you online presence. If a cyber criminal has your password, they will be stopped if they don’t have access to your other devices and accounts.

Back it all up

Backup your data, photos, documents, video and other digital information and store it securely.…

Diary of Beginning Home Business Entrepreneur Part 1

Introduction

Hello entrepreneurs. I have been in business for about 3 months. I started my business to become rich and get out of my job. The current job position I hold is a computer network teacher in a medium-sized School District. I want out of this position because I know I can do much better. If you are starting or thinking about starting a home business then you know exactly how I feel. If you are a beginner in a home business, I would like you to know that things will be rough. But you can get through the rough times to reap the rewards.

Reason

As I stated earlier, I have been in business for about three months. I am still waiting for the profits to come in. Why am I still working in my business? I continue working on my business because of the reward. I want to be rich. I also enjoy being home with my children in the summer. After dealing with the my children this summer, I am going to enjoy working at home ALONE during the school year.

Business Type

As you should know, the only why to become rich is to be your own boss. The only way to become your own boss is to start your own business. The real question is what type of business should you start. You should start a franchise, consultant, home business, or investing. Home businesses are easier and less costly to start. Also, home businesses can be run very effectively on the Internet.

It is very important for you to select the correct business to be in. I have started several other businesses in the past. None of them were correct for me. Here, I did not put forth enough energy, effort, etc. to make them successful. Let me give you several examples:

My first business was a business to business selling. I was not a good salesperson nor did I want to be. So the business was destined to fail.

The second business was an Internet-based business. I did not put in the funds nor learn enough to market the business. So this business was destined to fail.

For this reason, I am stressing that you determine the best business for yourself. As I mentioned earlier, I have decided on a home based business. Why? I want the idea of ​​being able to stay home. A home business will give me the flexibility to be available for my family at any time of the day. If you would like more information on the home business I am running go to [http://www.tmjohnson.us].

Knowledge

As a new entrepreneur, you know there are many things you will have learn:

1.Product or service

2.Clients or customers

3.Distribution

4.Marketing

Out of these four items, you may find that marketing is harder to learn and the most expensive.

Purpose

This article has been written to encourage new entrepreneurs to continue working for their dreams. Your dreams are the rewards of your …