Tech Tip Podcast Episode 10: Infected With Malware, Now What?

Tech Tip Podcast Episode 10: Infected With Malware, Now What?
What do you do when you get the call; someone is your company is infected with malware? Don’t panic. In this week’s episode we’ll give you some tools and steps to take to disinfect your systems. BONUS Download this week’s freebie here. Download episode transcript Subscribe on iTunes Listen on Stitcher

Tech Tip Podcast Episode 9: Fighting The Browser Wars

What’s the best browser for YOU? IE? Chrome? Firefox? or (ooh) EDGE? This week we’ll take a quick look at the current state of browsers and help you decide which one – or ones – are right for you. Google Chrome Privacy Notice Choose Your (chrome) Privacy Settings Digital Trends’ “Battle of the Best Browsers” ...

Tech Tip Podcast Episode 8: Lower Your Attack Surface

Each piece of software on your computer opens a window or door into your computer and network. Learn how to lower your attack surface in this week’s episode. Download episode transcript Subscribe on iTunes Listen on Stitcher

Tech Tip Podcast Episode 7: It’s Time To Dump Windows XP

We know you love Windows XP. We still see it in many of your businesses. But it’s time to let it go. Here are some reasons to upgrade your XP systems, and some things to think about when you do. Links Failed Windows 3.1 system blamed for shutting down Paris airport Home Depot, Target breaches ...

Tech Tip Podcast Episode 6: Don’t Get Caught In Phishing Scams

This week we’ll talk about phishing, what it is and how to avoid it. We’ll give you five questions you can use to avoid getting caught in a phishing scam.     Questions or comments? Email podcast[at]shoestringnetworks.com

Tech Tip Podcast Episode 5: The Best Smartphone For Your Business

This week we’re taking a look at smartphones in your small business. Which one is best for you, and why? Which smartphone is the most secure? We’ll give you our recommendation.   Links to help you secure your smartphone: Securing your Android Tip Sheet – our “best practices” for securing your Android device. download (pdf) ...

Tech Tip Podcast Episode 4: What Kind of Antivirus Should I Use?

This week we answer the question “What kind of antivirus should I use?”. And the answer might surprise you. Links to help you with patching your software: Windows Update – http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/install-windows-updates Adobe Flash – http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/10/31/how-to-update-adobe-flash/ Adobe Reader – https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/kb/install-updates-reader-acrobat.html Sun Java – https://www.java.com/en/download/help/java_update.xml Questions or comments? Email podcast[at]shoestringnetworks.com

Tech Tip Podcast Episode 3: Two-Factor Authentication

This week we wrap up our series on passwords and account security.  We introduce you to “two-factor authentication” and how you can use it to lock down your critical accounts.   Links in this week’s show: https://twofactorauth.org/ – This organization lists common sites that support (or don’t support) two-factor authentication https://goo.gl/sFb2VT – This link will take you to ...

Tech Tip Podcast Episode 2: Use a Password Manager

In this week’s episode we’re continuing our series on good password hygiene. We’ll discuss when it’s appropriate to reuse a password, and we’ll tell you what we believe the best password manager is. Links in this week’s show: Lastpass: http://www.lastpass.com Agilebits (1Password): https://agilebits.com/onepassword Questions or comments? email podcast [at] shoestringnetworks.com

Tech Tip Podcast Episode 1: Choosing The Best Password

In this week’s episode of the Tech Tip Podcast we’ll introduce you to the podcast and to Shoestring Networks, and we’ll expose some myths around passwords. Then we’ll tell you how to create the best passwords to secure your digital life. Questions or comments? email podcast [at] shoestringnetworks.com