Internet Security Myths That Delude Users

Internet Security

Internet Security Myths vs Facts

Many surveys have highlighted the fact that end users are not security-conscious and do not think about the implications of their online activities, making them vulnerable to attack by cyber-criminals. Below, eWEEK identified the top 11 myths about online security and paired them with up-to-date facts pulled from the “How do users assess threats on the Internet?” report. Continue reading

Eight Tips for Creating Bulletproof Passwords

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I will use strong passwords!

Strong passwords are an important way to protect your corporate and private data from theft – and to avoid joining the more than nine million Americans victimized by identity theft each year. Jennifer Lawinski, a contributor to eWeek, quoting Darya Gudkova, head of content analysis and research for Kaspersky, emphasizes the need for strong passwords. She recommends long passwords with a mix of different characters and letters. She also throws in several different languages to make her own passwords even tougher to crack. How do you create a bulletproof password that hackers can’t crack? These tips from myID.com can help you set passwords that will keep your data stays secure. Continue reading

Colored Triangles in Microsoft Excel

Assorted images of Microsoft Excel
Did you know that those triangles in my cells in Microsoft Excel are useful indicators?

In Microsoft Office Excel, there are seven options buttons and three colored triangles that can appear in or next to a cell. These buttons and triangles provide useful commands and information about the contents of the cell, and they appear at the moment you need them. This TEI tip describes what each of these triangles mean and how you can work with them.

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Celebrating National Distance Learning Week

Word Cloud with words pertinent to Distance Learning, online learning and MOOCs

In celebration of National Distance Learning Week, let’s take a brief look at the history of distance learning and the emergence of MOOCs. Distance learning is a method of providing education and instruction, typically on an individual basis to students in a non-traditional setting. That is students not present in a traditional setting like a classroom, but students that may have restrictions in term of time, distance or both time and distance.

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