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CBTech Tip: Password Managers

So many *choose your own explicative* passwords to remember with different requirements!!! Ugh, there must be a way to remember them all without writing them on post-it notes!! Hello Password Manager! What is a password manager and why should I use one? According to Wikipedia, a password manager assists in generating and retrieving complex passwords, […]

How to identify phishing emails

A phishing email is an email scam designed to trick the recipient in to clicking a link, opening an attachment, or giving valuable information to a hacker. Have you ever received invoices claiming money owed, unsolicited UPS or FedEx shipping notifications, or emails claiming your online bank password needs to be reset? These are phishing […]

How to avoid tax-time scams

It’s everyone’s favorite time of year again: Tax Time! And along with all the fun gathering of documents, numbers, and other records, comes the usual spike in malicious email and phone calls. Each year, the IRS keeps a list of the top 12 tax scams that it calls the “Dirty Dozen”. Here is 2019’s list: […]

MFA is a necessity today.

Why do I have to get a txt message to sign into systems/services? What happened to just entering my username and password? Answer, Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). If your systems aren’t using MFA, then you should enable them and start using it. Why? Email is still the number one way hackers are gaining access to sensitive […]